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Welcome to Lama ...

Lama is located in Taos County<1>.

Lama is 8,120 feet [2,475 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Lama is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lama lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lama lies within the (575) area code.

Communities near Lama ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lama.

  • Taos (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos
    • Taos lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Lama and is located in Taos County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos<4>
  • Questa (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Questa
    • Questa lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Lama and is located in Taos County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Questa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Questa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Questa<4>
  • Red River (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
    • Red River lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Lama and is located in Taos County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River<4>
  • Taos Ski Valley (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Lama and is located in Taos County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos Ski Valley<4>
  • Kiowa Village (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa Village
    • Kiowa Village lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Lama and is located in Taos County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa Village
  • Cerro (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Arroyo Hondo (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Valdez (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Arroyo Seco (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Buena Vista (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lama. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lama.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lama. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lama.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lama. See our Newspapers Page for Lama.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lama ...

Looking for more information about Lama? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lama, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lama.

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About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lama. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Taos, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lama - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lama) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lama. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LamaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6496, Longitude: -105.6194    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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