In Abiquiu, New Mexico, conference facilities, lodging, three museums, trading post, gift shops, camping, hiking. visit site »
TALK TO GHOST RANCH
75 miles west of Taos in Abiquiú; Drive time: 1 hr. 20 mins; Elevation: 6,500 ft; Population: 150
Located on the Chama River, the village of Abiquiú was founded by Spaniards in the eighteenth century, built on top of the ruins of a prehistoric Tewa Pueblo still known today as P’efu. Archaeological evidence from Poe shú—a nearby ruin—suggests that the P’efu Indian community dates from the thirteenth century.
Stunning red rock terrain made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe. Ghost Ranch retreat and educational center offers over 300 courses with world-class instructors in painting, writing, photography, archaeology, health and wellness, spirituality, music and more.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Visit the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology and learn the Coelophysis (discovered 1947, Ghost Ranch). See artifacts from the prehistoric Tewa and Gallina cultures at the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology. Visit the Echo Amphitheatre, a natural formation in the sandstone o the west, and Monastery in the Desert.
Photo: A labyrinth at Ghost RanchVisit the Ghost Ranch website