JEMEZ SPRINGS — The longest yard sale in New Mexico – the 13th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale, Oct. 15-16, will give bargain shoppers and sellers alike a chance to buy and sell new and used items with a complimentary view of fall colors along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway drive.
In addition, Jemez Valley Animal Amigos – a no-kill rescue group – will be selling raffle tickets with two chances to win a vacation package in Jemez Springs.
The Jemez Mountain Trail Sale spans more than 26 miles, beginning at San Ysidro at the intersection of N.M. 550 and N.M. 4 (Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway), and continues 12 miles past Jemez Springs to La Cueva Auto and La Cueva Lodge, where a food truck will be available.
Off N.M. 4, the sale also will extend to Highway 290 (Ponderosa Road) and Highway 485 (road to access Gilman Tunnels). A map of all cluster locations is available on Facebook at JemezMountainTrailSale.
Typically, there is no charge for the public to sell items at cluster locations peppered along N.M. 4 or other locations; however, sellers are encouraged to contact cluster organizers.
Items for sale range from handcrafted jewelry and artwork to books, appliances, knick knacks, and much more. The Trail Sale also is a great fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations.
Animal Amigos’ raffle includes two chances to win either two-nights stay at Laughing Lizard Inn, along with dinner for two at Highway 4 Cafe, plus hour-long soak for two at Jemez Hot Springs (formerly Giggling Springs); or two nights stay at La Cueva Lodge, 12 miles north of Jemez Springs, along with dinner for two from Monica’s Snack Shack, and a $25 gift certificate to Amanda’s Country Store.
Informational booths will be available at the North and South ends of the sale, providing a map of seller locations. Sellers: please register in advance with cluster contacts. The most up-to-date cluster locations and contact information can be found online at: facebook.com/JemezMountainTrailSale.
Lodging facilities fill quickly. Visitors are advised to book well in advance. Drivers are asked to obey speed limits and watch for sightseers and pedestrians along N.M. 4.
Last year, the Trail Sale drew more than 15 clusters with 125 booths and tables.
For information about the Village of Jemez Springs – whose attractions include Soda Dam, Jemez Historic Site, hot springs, art galleries, shops, and more – visit jemezsprings.org.