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Address: HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
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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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Beautiful Hikes - Beautiful Scenery

Ghost Ranch has beautiful if challenging hikes. The scenery is lovely. Autumn is a fine time to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Ghost Ranch has beautiful if challenging hikes. The scenery is lovely. Autumn is a fine time to visit.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding Ghost Ranch. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and please inquire about our numerous hiking trails the next time you visit. We provide a variety of trails to suit everyone. We agree that anytime of the year offers its own gifts and Autumn truly delivers. We look forward to your next... More 

Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I have now stayed here 3 times for several nights each visit. This is the place that best connects me with New Mexico. The rooms are comfortable. Food is good. You can truly experience the wonders of nature here.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your very complimentary review of Ghost Ranch. We are grateful that we are able to meet your expectations and allow you to find your connection. It is guests such as yourself who make us appreciate every day. We look forward to your next stay with us. More 

Mill Creek, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The O'Keeffe landscape tour is OK. The problem with this venue is it is handled by a ticketing agent. The on-site facilities are limited. No place to actually get a light meal other than their dining hall which is fixed price and fixed menu - resembles college dining hall approach. The gift shop/coffee shop is nothing more than an over... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at Ghost Ranch. We do offer the option to book tours directly with our staff if you prefer. I appreciate you thoughts regarding the Dining Hall and Trading Post and will share them with the staff. I hope to welcome you back to the Ranch the next time your plans bring you... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Go and keep all your senses open to the humbling beauty that is Ghost Ranch. We have hiked Chimney Rock and Kitchen Mesa with our kids when they were various ages between 6 and 10. Great family hikes we will never forget. Go and behold one of the most magical places on earth!

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. It truly is magical and I recommend seeing it at sunrise or sunset for the spectacular lighting. I am glad you enjoyed our hiking trails. We offer numerous trails for all skill levels. We also have a variety of tours, including the popular O'Keeffe tour that allows access to a restricted part... More 

Amarillo, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We took rt 64 out of Taos North and looped all the way around until we got to Ghost Ranch, which took about 2 hours. The drive was beautiful though! There was a storm on the way in, so we didn't stay too long at the ranch, but it was lovely. We took a quick little hike up behind the... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. I am sorry to hear your time with us was so short. I hope you have the opportunity to return and take advantage of our hiking trails, tours, and museums. We offer a variety of lodging options, from camping to suites on the mesa with sweeping daytime views of the valley and... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This trail ride was the highlight of our Southwest road trip for my daughter. She'd never ridden by herself before, our guide picked the perfect horse for her, and by the end of the ride she was talking about moving to Ghost Ranch and becoming a trail guide herself. Our guide was wonderful, telling all sorts of stuff about the... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. I will pass along your kind words to our horse wranglers. We agree they are a definite "must do" when on the ranch. I am glad your daughter had such a wonderful time and, who knows, maybe one day she will be leading our tours. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I could not wait to drive to the ghost ranch...I knew the scenery would be spectacular but it honestly brought me to tears. We are so fortunate to live in this country that has so much natural beauty. I wish people would take the time to see more of it. We did not do any walking tours because of a... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. We are humbled by your words and it inspires us to continue to strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests. We hope you have the opportunity to return and take advantage of our tours, one of which, the O'Keeffe landscape tour, is by bus. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We drove out to Ghost Ranch to marvel at the scenery and stopped in Abiquiu for lunch. We didn't actually partake in any of the tours, just drove around looking at the beautiful vistas. We pulled off the highway many times to take pictures, the scenery is amazing. We had a great day!

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts about Ghost Ranch. While we offer a variety of tours, hikes and places to visit, the Ranch is also a great place to visit to unwind and takes things at your own pace. We encourage guests to experience us their own way and I am glad to read you found your piece of the Ranch.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Box Canyon was wiped out in a flash flood last summer so I was anxious to to experience the changes . Much of the debris has been removed and a new route has been marked . We hiked all the way to the end and was rewarded with a magnificent view . There was still ice clinging to the canyon... More 

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Chris D, Director of Sales at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Your advice about when to experience Box Canyon is well received. We do close our trails during inclement weather for the safety of everyone. We appreciate your loyalty to the Ranch and wish you happy hiking! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Loved the visit. We did the landscape tour as a family. The duration is 90minutes. Beautiful and very well informed guided tour. I recommend the tour although the price is a bit steep for a family of 5.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. The Georgia O'Keeffe landscape tour is one of our most popular offerings and I am glad your family had a chance to experience a bit of her world. I hope you will visit us again and take advantage of our other attractions such as our Archeology and Palentology museums which are always... More 

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