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On our way to raft on Friday we took a quick detour to Chimayo, which is the destination for an annual pilgrimage. The dirt beneath the chapel is believed to have healing powers. There is a little room to the left of the chapel where you can scoop up some of the “holy dirt” and take it home.

They were holding mass in the chapel while we were there, so we didn't go in.

The cemetary and church are nearly 200 years old.

The cemetary is within the walled courtyard.

Across from the chapel is a small restaurant.

More chiles.

There are crosses everywhere.

My guess is that the pilgrims carry the crosses with them when they walk, but I'm not sure.

This horse lived next to the parking lot.


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