Travel north from Española on US 84 to Abiquiu, a small hamlet on the "Rio Chama."
For a detour to Ghost Ranch, The Ghost Ranch Piedra Lumbre Visitor Center is located on US 84 just north of the main Ghost Ranch entrance. This is an interesting place to stop and enjoy new exhibits in the rotating gallery, permanent and traveling exhibits from the New Mexico Natural History Museum, and pick up a souvenir in the gift shop.
Continue north on US 84, past the Echo Theatre Campground to the scenic village of Los Ojos (“The Springs”), a detour on NM 95.
Continue north past Los Brazos. The Brazos Cliffs to the east are worth the short side trip, at 11,403 feet, Brazos Peak is one of the states loftiest. Your Abiquiu outing ends at Chama, a rough-and-ready old western town filled with quaint Victorian cottages.