Thousands make way to Chimayo

CHIMAYO, NM (KRQE) – Tens of thousands are making their way through the winding roads in Chimayo to El Santuario.

Many began their walk overnight from Espanola, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and even farther while others laced up this morning.

Good Friday

Once they reach the small church in Chimayo most will pray and reflect on the holy meaning of Good Friday and some also believe the soil at the church has healing powers.

A number of law enforcement agencies are patrolling the most popular routes on US84-285, New Mexico 502 and New Mexico 503.

Officers have set up a DWI checkpoint near the popular routes and the state’s transportation department banned roadside concession stands saying safety was a concern. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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