Law enforcement and emergency services prepare for Chimayo pilgrimage

Santuario de Chimayo

CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – The annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo is right around the corner and emergency management teams are already preparing.

Several law enforcement agencies, emergency services and safety regulators are working together to ensure public safety. Agencies from several local pueblos, the City of Española, as well as Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe County have already begun coordinating traffic flow and emergency preparations.

Vendors should check for proper vending permits and those who plan on participating should walk against traffic, dress in weather-appropriate clothes and stay hydrated. 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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