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High in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico lies a hidden gem. From its sparkling headwaters to its confluence with the mighty Rio Grande, the Rio Chama carves a valley of scenic beauty second to none…   

Nestled in the southern Rockies at 7,860 feet elevation, Chama is what one might consider a “best kept secret.” ​Towering mountain peaks, scenic vistas and deep, colorful gorges grace every direction, Chama is a diverse valley region famous for its art treasures and natural beauty stretching south from the Colorado border to the Tierra Amarilla Valley and down to Abiquiu. Many cultures call this water-blessed land home and the region offers visitors a chance to sample genuine local New Mexican cuisines, unique cultural events and colorful artisan wares.

​​Crowds are smaller here, and the attractions are grand! For the history buff, art lover, nature enthusiast and cultural explorer, the Rio Chama Valley offers boundless opportunities.

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The Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce is a community effort with the focus of building and enhancing the Chama Valley Community. We offer benefits, including assistance with marketing and advertising, advocacy, priority representation by the Chamber and the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center, and many other benefits.

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Fred’s Sweet & Salty Shop

This month, the Chamber would like to recognize Fred’s Sweet & Salty Shop as our feature business. Owned by Susan Unser and managed by Tim Gallegos Jr., Fred’s Sweet & Salty Shop is like a step back in time with barrels full of saltwater taffy, baskets of sweet and savory treats, freshly popped popcorn in various flavors, and so much more! If you’re an adult, just being in the shop transports you back to your childhood. For children, it is a delightful experience that will not be forgotten. The staff is friendly and courteous, which adds to the experience of being in an old-fashioned candy store. Stop by Wednesdays thru Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and enjoy some old-fashioned candies as well as some new ones your next time in downtown Chama, NM. It’s a stop that you will assuredly enjoy and will become one of your favorite stops!

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