Zia Pueblo

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Zia Pueblo is located 35 miles northwest of Albuquerque. The pueblo is situated beside the Jemez River atop a small mesa which provides a spectacular view of the surrounding areas. Zia Pueblo has 150,000 acres of pine forest, red bluffs, white mesas, sink holes and clear, unimpeded sight lines in each direction. Behind the pueblo lie the Nacimiento Mountains and the Pajarito and Jemez Plateaus. The pueblo population is approximately 730, and many in the Zia community have served as extras, crew and security on various films.

Why Film on Zia Pueblo?

Land: Zia Pueblo has 150,000 acres of secluded land just waiting to be your very own private movie lot. The pueblo will be happy to provide you with a guide to assist you in finding just the right backdrop for your next project. Easy Permit Process: Many pueblos require that permission be obtained through the pueblo council. At Zia Pueblo, you will work directly with the Tribal Administrator, Peter Pino. Peter can approve all locations and has the authority to negotiate all agreements.

Industry Experience: Seventeen years of experience with the film industry.

Zia Pueblo’s Unique Attractions:

  • Annual Feast Day/Corn Dances (August 15)

  • Zia Lake

  • Zia Cultural Center

Important Nearby Locations:

  • Cabezón Peak

  • Jemez Indian Reservation

  • Santa Ana Indian Reservation

Contact Zia Pueblo:

Carmelita Conn, Tribal Administrator Zia Pueblo 135 Capitol Square Drive Zia Pueblo NM 87053-6013 505.280.1889 ext 20

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