the little city was once a busy railroad intersection, cars
are now transferred from rail to road in Santa Rosa and trucked
out across America. Ranching's legacy endures in the surrounding
landscape, but tourism provides the area's biggest economic
base. Nineteen hotels and 21 restaurants beckon travelers on
I-40. The Correctional Facility employs 180 people.
Besides being the Guadalupe county seat, Santa Rosa is home
to Luna Vocational Technical Institute, as well as four schools,
two medical clinics, a 58-bed nursing home, and a small hospital.
Tucumcari Area Vocational School and New Mexico Highlands
University in Las Vegas are within 70 miles of Santa Rosa.
Another city asset is a community golf course. Santa Rosa
also has a two-runway airport-part of the runway was Route
66 in a previous incarnation.
- 3rd Weekend in August- Santa Rosa de Lima Fiestas.
Food, games, entertainment, marachis and fiesta dance.
- Route 66 Festival & Main Street Event.
There's something for everyone-entertainment, food, exhibits,
street dance, hot rod contest, Show & Shine Car Show,
For more information on any of these events please call 575-472-3404.