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Near Taos in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Palo Flechado Pass

Elevation: 9101 ft

 
 
Palo Flechado Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Palo Flechado Pass Marker
Inscription. Palo Flechado (tree pierced with arrows) Pass was used by natives and newcomers traveling from the eastern plains to Taos by way of the Cimarron River. The name may be attributed to the Flecha de Palo Apache band (first mentioned by Juan de Ulibarri in 1706) inhabiting the plains east of the mountains in the early 1700's or to a Taos Indian custom of shooting one's remaining arrows into a tree near the pass following a successful buffalo hunt.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 24.878′ N, 105° 20.208′ W. Marker is near Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 at milepost 272.5 and Palo Flechado Road, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 64. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taos NM 87571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Veterans National Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wheeler Peak (approx. 7.2 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 10.4 miles away); Eagle Nest Lake State Park (approx. 10.5 miles away); Taos Canyon
<i>back of</i> Palo Flechado Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Palo Flechado Pass Marker
(approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wheeler Peak (approx. 10.8 miles away); Palisades Sill (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Palo Flechado Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Palo Flechado Pass Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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