Where is the nearest shopping?

Most routine shopping is done in Pagosa Springs, CO (28 miles), Dulce, NM (23 miles) or Chama, NM (25 miles). Your big city shopping would be in Farmington, Durango, Santa Fe or Albuquerque, NM, most under a 3-hour drive. We consider the relatively long distance to these larger cities an asset and not a liability.