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Jicarilla News


Welcome to the Home Site of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.  Our land is located in the mountains and rugged mesas of northern New Mexico.  The landscape offers a diverse scenery of Ponderosa pine forests in mountainous terrain and Pinion pine mesas with Sage brush flats.  Dulce New Mexico is the Jicarilla Apache Nation Headquarters and is accessible via US Highway 64 from Farmington and Chama.  From Albuquerque via US Highway 550 and NM 537.



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Annual Events on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation


3rd Weekend in July - Little Beaver Celebration.  The celebration consist of a Pro-Indian/Open Rodeo, Pow-Wow, Pony Express Race, Softball Tournament, 5K Run/Fun Walk, Parade, Dances, Pageantry,Car/Truck Show and Carnival.


September 14-15, Go-Jii-Yah Feast. Located by Stone Lake 19 miles (31 kilometers) south of Dulce. Annual celebration includes foot races, pow wow, country rodeo.

Jicarilla (Pronounced hek-a-REH-ya)


The name “Jicarilla” means little basket and denotes an art form that made the basket makers unique.  Other handicraft mastered by some tribal members are bead work, leather work, painting and pottery. To see some of this art visit the Arts and Craft Museum in Dulce.


Climate & Geography of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation


Average Summer Temperature 70 F.

Northern Half of Reservation Map

Average Winter Temperature 32 F.

Reservation Map
Elevation 6,400 - 10,600 Ft. Local Weather Forecast

Jicarilla Apache Nation

Dulce, New Mexico USA