Ghost Ranch Hiking Tour in Georgia O’Keeffe Country
9AM – 4PM | $165 per person | Offered Year-Round
All Tours include a Gourmet Lunch provided by your guide
Tour starts and ends at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, NM
Journey from Taos to Georgia O’Keeffe Country through the scenic back roads
Enjoy an interpretive scenic drive along the bucolic backroads from Taos to Ghost Ranch. We stop at Bode’s General Store established in 1919 in the small village of Abiquiu for a quick pit stop and experience New Mexicos first General Store still thriving with unique treasures only to be found in this historical marker. Our journey takes us to the edge of the Colorado Plateau where we hike in the colorful ribbons of sandstone offering magnificent views of the Chama River Valley. On our 3-mile moderate hike to Chimney Rock you will learn about the geology that sculpted this textured land and the story of Georgia O’Keeffe who imprinted upon this calico region with her iconic paintings. Take in the aromas of the ancient piñon forest overlooking an earth that has captivated so many artisans. Ghost Ranch is home to New Mexico’s State Fossil, the Coelophysis dinosaur where over a thousand well-preserved fossilized skeletons were discovered here by paleontologist Edwin H. Colbert in 1947. Learn more about this dynamic and prehistoric geomorphology once beneath the ancient sea, while soaking in the expansive views, the textured rocks and the tranquility this place so organically offers.
Following our hike we will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch overlooking Abiquiu Lake to marvel at the terrain we uncovered together.
For those who would like a more robust and challenging hike, Kitchen Mesa is a 5 mile hike is also available. We enjoy our pack lunch on the top of Kitchen Mesa during this option since our mileage is a little longer and take in the breathtaking views above.
Journey back to Taos through the tiny village of El Rito valley rich with juniper, pinon, cane cholla and cedar. To read more about this experience visit our travel blog on this tour.
Additional Activities are available to add to these itineraries for additional cost. Please inquire with Angelisa Espinoza direct 575.779.5516.