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This area above Arroyo Seco in the mountains abuts Native land, and is home to a small community of folks who’s views are of the western plains and dormant volcanos. Hiking further on up the mountain of El Salto are said to be 7 waterfalls, on private land at this time, but accessible on an umarked trail.  It is said that this area is sacred, and here’s the story why:  In the 1800’s, a small community of the Martínez family approached a stone and marveled at the fact that there seemed to be some sort of light emanating from underneath it. When they lifted the stone, they found an old “bulto” carving underneath, a holy image which showed God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They fell to their knees on the spot and decided to dedicate the land to The Most Holy Trinity because The Trinity itself had chosen the valley as its home. The image is still kept in the local Catholic church, aptly named the Holy Trinity Parish.

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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2019 at 10:17pm EDT.