The Caja del Rio is a place of life and abundance for many communities that have lived on the landscape for generations.

Along with its cultural importance to the Pueblo people surrounding the Caja, people from traditional Hispano communities remain connected to the land and rely on its many resources to sustain traditional ways of life.

Alonso Gallegos and Cattle

Hilario Romero

They have revered and respected the landscape with a sense of responsibility for its stewardship.

The Caja del Rio’s many sacred sites would eventually comprise the ​nuclei of today's traditional Hispano communities along the Santa Fe River.