Quemado Background and Statistics
Sitting at an elevation of 6887 feet Quemado is located on Highway 60 about 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Albuquerque down highway 40.
Quemado is also the Spanish word for burned and is located in an extinct volcano area. The community was first settled in 1880 by Jose Antonio Padilla who brought sheep and started the stock raising industry. Quemado was also once famous for a large contingent of Rodeo celebrities.
Quemado also has it’s own hotel and cafe called the Largo so if you’re coming to check out property you won’t have any worries about where you can stay or getting yourself a nice home cooked meal. You can check out Largo Cafe and Motel clicking the link. If you’re a pilot you’ll also find a small airport in Quemado as well located on highway 60 not too far out of Quemado proper.
Population (as of 2007) 1546 with males totaling 789 and females 757. The median age is 47 years old which compaes to the New Mexico median age of 36 years old. Like most of Catron county Quemado is not what you’d call a bustling metropolis as the population density is only 0.3 people per square mile. Of course some of us like it that way and it’s the reason we live here.
A few pictures from around Quemado.