For General Inquires please call:
(505) 455-4500

Mailing Address:
78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506

For Press Inquires please call:
(505) 455-5052
Office of the Governor

Tours, Exhibits and Public Programming

Tribal Facts

Pojoaque Pueblo is one of the six Northern Tewa speaking Rio Grande Pueblos.  Archeological studies of the area have dated inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque Pueblo area as early as 500 AD with a large prehistoric population in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.  Pojoaque has always maintained a strong cultural identity and was known by its Tewa speaking neighbors as “Po-suwae-geh” the water drinking or gathering place.

The Pojoaque Tribal Government conforms with the provisions of the 1934 Indian Regulatory Act. It consists of a General Council comprised of all enrolled adult members and a Regular Tribal Council comprised of elected officials. The officials are elected for two-year terms. The Tribal Government is developing ways to invest in its people, infrastructure, resources and the environment. Under the leadership of its Tribal Council, Pojoaque has embarked on an aggressive economic and business development plan to sustain is community. The reservation includes 11,963 acres and current Tribal enrollment at 482 members.

Getting Here

Located 15 minutes North of Santa Fe on US Highway 284/85


The Albuquerque International Sunport is a world-renowned, full-service facility that welcomes more than six million travelers per year.

As the state’s largest commercial airport, the Sunport serves as the gateway to the diverse cultures, rich history and breathtaking landscapes that make New Mexico.

We are committed to providing a clean, safe and passenger friendly facility that is capable of meeting the current and future travel needs of visitors and New Mexicans alike.

The Albuquerque International Sunport is owned by the City of Albuquerque and operated by the Aviation Department.

Sunport Information: (505) 244-7700
Airport Code: ABQ
Address: 2200 Sunport SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Pojoaque has HERTZ Car Rentals on location. Please contact Hertz to schedule your reservation.

Phone: 505-438-4650
Hours of Operation: Effective April 15, 2012: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1300, Su Closed


The trick to dressing in Santa Fe is layers. Even in winter, there are warm sunny days where a sweater is enough during the day, but warmer clothing is needed when the sun sets. Also, windy days call for more outerwear. Be sure to bring a hat, gloves and boots or shoes that work in snow. If you plan to ski, hike, snowshoe etc. bring long underwear and appropriate outerwear.

Again, layering is essential. Some of the heaviest snows can come in late March, through April and sometimes there is even snow in early May. Again, layering is key. It’s not unusual to have days in the 60s in early spring. Sixty here feels warmer than the same temperature in a damper climate. Throw a pair of linen or lightweight pants or skirt and a lightweight top or two in your suitcase. You’ll see sandals, slides and mules on feet when the weather starts to warm up.

During the day, shorts or linen or lightweight pants, skirts, sundresses and other typical summer gear are appropriate. The nights get cool and you will want something warmer with you. If you go higher up in the mountains, you may need a sweater during the day as the temperatures can be twenty or so degrees cooler. Also, bring an umbrella. July and August are referred to as “monsoon season”. The typical weather pattern can include heavy thundershowers late afternoon or early evening, which can last a brief minute or even an hour or more. The temperature can drop 20° in a matter of minutes, so be prepared. Also, because of the sun, don’t forget your hat.

This might be the best time of year, weather wise in Santa Fe. The temperatures tend to be mild, the days sunny and the nights crisp and cool to cold. Again, layering is the key. Sandals are still appropriate, but you want closed toe shoes, too. A heavy sweater or coat may be needed in the evening. During the day, shirt sleeves to a light sweater should suffice.

from: Santa Fe