Welcome to the Upper Las Colonias Neighborhood Association website. The vision for our neighborhood is that of a rural community which continues and encourages the traditional residential use of the land, which supports compatible farming and ranching activities and the development of compatible commercial activities. Central to this vision is the conservation of the scenic beauty, rural nature and natural resources of the area and the continuous improvement of the safety, security, health, welfare and economic well-being of our residents.*

Please read about Short-Term Rental issues »

June 1, 2023 STR UPDATE:

On May 16th 2023, Taos County Planning Department introduced a DRAFT STR Ordinance to Taos County Commissioners that all of our ULCNA membership should be made aware of. This Draft ordinance is available for download from the Taos County website »

This new web page has been created to introduce our ULCNA community to “Short Term Rental” (STR) as a new topic of interest and potential concern that has recently come to the attention of the members of the Upper Las Colonias Neighborhood Association Board’s Joint Working Group (JWG). STRs can be problematic or beneficial.  Read more »



The ULCNA Board, starting September 2021, will conduct meetings online via Zoom, for the foreseeable future.

See the Calendar for dates, time & location »


The following links are provided for important ULCNA Projects:

• ULCNA ByLaws Update: ByLaws & Vision »

• ULCNA Zoning Matrix Update: Zoning & LURS »

• Tarleton Ranch Eco-Village PUD Update: TREV »

• O’Reilly’s Automotive:  Read more »


* Photos by Kent Kobakoff©2020-2022