Where Is Mata Ortiz?

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It’s an easy drive from these US/Mexico border towns to Mata Ortiz (all paved and pretty much all highway).

Distances to Mata Ortiz from the border:

Columbus, NM/Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua: 135 miles
Douglas, AZ/Agua Prieta, Sonora: 252 miles
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua: 192 miles

I prefer the Columbus, NM route because you stay in the US for a longer period of time (I would imagine it’s much easier to get a tow in the US if your car happens to break down). Roads tend to be narrower in Mexico than in the US. It is not advisable to drive at night. For a whole lot more information on traveling to Mata Ortiz, go to the
Mata Ortiz Calendar.

To find a potter in the village, look
here for a map or just download the pdf below.