Red rock country around Ghost Ranch

Abiquiu (AH-bi-kyoo) is a village in the north central region of New Mexico, USA. Despite its small population, it is interesting for attractive scenery and for Ghost Ranch, a conference center and living museum. In the village proper, one can visit the home of famous painter Georgia O'Keefe.

Get in

Abiquiu is about 60 miles north of Santa Fe on US highway 84. This road from Santa Fe is generally passable as far as Abiquiu even after winter storms, as unlike some of the region's other highways, it stays in the valley. However, north of Abiquiu, it can be messy in the winter, so check on conditions if you're approaching from Colorado. The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque 60 miles south of Santa Fe. Limited bus service to Española (with connections to Santa Fe and Taos) is available from the NCRTD.

Get around

There's not much town to get around in. Most of the outlying attractions are on good road, but if you're heading into the Jemez Mountains (see under "Go next"), a high-clearance vehicle is a good idea if you're going to get off the main highway.


Phytosaur skeleton, Musuem of Paleontology at Ghost Ranch


The Pedernal, a favorite subject of Georgia O'Keeffe





Go next

Routes through Abiquiu

Pagosa Springs Chama  N  S  Española Santa Fe

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