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Address: HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
Phone Number: 505.685.4333
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Description: In a land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused culture, the 21,000...
In a land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused culture, the 21,000 acre Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in northern New Mexico is a place for renewal and retreat. The towering rock walls and vivid colors hold a hypnotic power. This is O’Keeffe Country.Visitors to Ghost Ranch will feel they’ve stepped back in time to days before the bells and whistles of technology vied relentlessly for our attention. People from all over the world come for spiritual development, to discuss issues of peace and justice, to work together in creation care, to paint, write poetry, to hike, ride horseback, to research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries… or simply to rest and renew their spirits. With over 300 courses each year, Ghost Ranch provides affordable ways to enrich your mind, body and soul.Available for overnight lodging as well, Ghost Ranch offers rustic , yet comfortable accomodations at a variety of price ranges to fit your budget. Our campground is open mid-May through early October.The Georgia O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour brings guests to a restricted area of the ranch to the scenes and actual locations of O’Keeffe’s paintings. O’Keeffe Landscape Tours are available mid-March through late-November. Reservations are required.
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A Must-see in Abiquiu!

There is a very nominal fee to hike the trails at Ghost Ranch, and there are a variety of trails to choose from depending on your skill. If you can, I highly recommend the Chimney... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There is a very nominal fee to hike the trails at Ghost Ranch, and there are a variety of trails to choose from depending on your skill. If you can, I highly recommend the Chimney Rock trail as it affords spectacular views of the area once you reach the top. You will want to stay on the trail. Bring plenty... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We could've spent a week just hiking the trails and marveling at the scenery here. A few food items are available for purchase and there is a small gift shop worth stopping into.

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Washington, Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful countryside offers a taste of northern New Mexico. The place has a long history deserving a Gothic novel. A huge snake consuming all who spotted him, brothers who were bandits, wealthy of this world who sought splendid isolation and O'Keeffe coming in search for inspiration and painting. Now a place where you can relax, learn, hike, go horseback.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ghost Ranch is the quintessential Norther New Mexico experience! Actually a Presbyterian Retreat Center, Ghost Ranch is known for its substantial influence in the art world, but there is so much more to discover. Come with a group, a loved one, or alone; it's ALL good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My sister and I signed up for a sunset trail ride at Ghost Ranch and it was the highlight of our trip to Santa Fe. The drive from Santa Fe was a little longer than expected, we had to keep our eyes peeled for the turn off to the ranch, and once on the campus finding the stables required asking... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited the Ghost Ranch briefly during a visit in the Abiquiu area. The red rocks and natural vistas are amazing. There are opportunities for hiking, tours and other activities (some charge fees) or you can just look around on your own. The history of the ranch is very interesting but for us the natural beauty of the area is... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ghost Ranch is a uniquely beautiful part of the northern New Mexico landscape. Georgia O'Keefe painted there for many years, eventually being granted a small parcel of land upon which she built a home and studio. There are great programs available from exploring the terrain on hikes; week long arts and crafts like stained glass, painting, photography, metal art, rock... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took a trail ride at Ghost Ranch...a relatively new attraction - what a fantastic way to "be" in the same places as Georgia O'Keeffe painted some of her most iconic paintings! The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and shared lots of stories during the ride. We saw many sites that you can't otherwise view!... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Obviously the beauty of the surrounding geological formations. We visited on a Sunday, arriving at the visitor center we were excited to arrive and learn what Ghost Ranch had to offer. The girl at the desk, was disturbed by our arrival. The fee is $3 a person, that is a bargain. The money goes in a donation like box, self... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I owe my visit to this incredible place to my friend Jay, who said that I must visit Ghost Ranch while in Santa Fe. Boy, was he right. I searched the Internet and found that daily horse back rides are offered, so I called and reserved a spot for 10 a.m. Saturday morning. I left my hotel near The Plaza... More 

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