Tsankawi Trail Stop 10

small pointed mountains covered in snow
San Miguel Mountains

Photo by Sally King

Stop 10: The view from the village of Tsankawi is an amazing 360 degrees. Straight ahead of you (to the east) are the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, often snowcapped in winter, near Santa Fe. To your right in the distance (to the south), are the Sandia (Spanish for watermelon) Mountains. The city of Albuquerque is at the foot of these peaks. Further to the right and much closer are the San Miguel Mountains. To your left and similarly in the distance are the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos.

Tsankawi (saikewikwaje oneikege) means “village between two canyons at the clump of sharp, round cacti”. Tsankawi is a Tewa word. Tewa is the traditional language of San Ildefonso Pueblo.

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Last updated: January 15, 2022

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