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Plaza Blanca

Address: Abiquiu, NM
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Abiquiu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: Beautiful white sandstone cliffs give breathtaking views.
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Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The White Place - made famous by Georgia O'Keeffe paintings - is beautiful. Go there to hike through the limestone rock formations. They go on and on and on - it's a great place to visit, take picture sand hike through the rocks. It can be a bit hard to find - the trails start at the El Rito Road... More

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Norman, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The view are wonderful and the hiking is very easy. The trail is not so easy to follow. They need ore markings. Very unusual rock formations.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is an incredible place. You can see why Georgia painted here. You must bring water and your camera

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san francisco
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We considered several options for a morning excursion and our hotel staff said Plaza Blanca should not be missed. Now we can't wait to back and stay longer. The area is enormous and stunning. No wonder OKeefe liked to come here.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great for kids and teens! Just on the road behind Bode's in Abiquiu. ASk for directions and don't miss it!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent four hours walking in and around the White Place. The cliffs are white stone, carved by the wind, resulting in very interesting shapes. There are small slot canyons to explore. We were there on a Thursday morning and we did not see anyone else. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were seeking out Georgia O'Keeffe's White Place. We got driving instructions at Ghost Ranch. You travel on three miles of gravel road once you leave the paved road. I thought it was beautiful and intriguing, worth the effort of finding it. It is an easy area to hike.

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Jefferson County, CO
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177 reviews 177 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After reading reviews, we decided to check out this geological feature. Appears to be some sort of bentonite formation and is really not hard to find. While it is worthwhile to visit and ponder the forces that shaped them, these versions of "hoodoos" are hardly awe-inspiring. If in Abiquiu these are not a significant detour but don't drive for miles... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and unique scenario. Road is paved except for last 0.6 mile which is dirt. Easily done by passenger car if the road is dry. Definitely walk the 1/4 mile trail which is clearly evident. Only challenge was one blog site indicates it is close to Ghost Ranch which it is not. Look for Mamacita Pizzaria south of Abiquiu to... More

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new jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The "white place" painted by Georgia O'Keefe and you can see why she was inspired. They are no longer telling people about it on the Abiquiu house tour, but if you quietly ask after the tour they will give you directions. It's just outside of Abiquiu, down a dirt road, through the gates of Dar al Islam. Park your car... More

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