In New Mexico, there are plenty of places where you can commune with the spirits of city-dwellers past. Book a tour this fall to get to know each ghost and phantom a bit better — and get a great lesson in the history and architecture of the Land of Enchantment while you're at it. Skeptics and believers alike will enjoy a stroll on the spirited side of New Mexico.
As you walk the picturesque and historic streets of Taos, it may occur to you that there is something more to Taos than meets the eye in the light of day. Some lingering spirit may have left its mark in the very spot you’re standing. These Taos ghosts are just as much a part of the landscape as the towering hollyhocks, dusty petunias, bancos, portals, and adobe walls of Taos Plaza.
The Plaza has been the center of Santa Fe life for centuries, and many of the characters that lived, worked, passed through, and... well, passed on in Santa Fe inevitably still hang around. Walk downtown Santa Fe with a guide to take a tour through the City Different's past and present, with an emphasis on where you might just rub elbows with some of the capital city's former residents. Skeptical? That's okay—come spook about and see evidence on the tour.
Saloons, cowboys, and mayhem in the Wild West punctuate this heart-pounding (in more ways than one) 10-mile tour. Cover off on the creepiest stuff that Albuquerque has to offer while on two wheels in the Duke City — and yes, costumes are encouraged.
The ABQ Trolley Co. will do more than transport the curious from one haunted place to another — they take it another step further and distribute equipment and instructions on how to do your own paranormal investigation. If you're not up for any paranormal activity, the ABQ Trolley Co. is also cohosting a Halloween-themed pub crawl in downtown Albuquerque. Here, you'll hit some of the Duke City's coolest breweries, and there's a prize in it for the crawler with the best costume.
Legends, folklore, ghost stories, and history come to life as you depart on an intriguing excursion through 306 years of haunted history. Old Town Albuquerque was founded in 1706, and for more than three centuries, people have lived and died around the Old Town Plaza. The historic buildings and dark alleys conceal the long-forgotten secrets of battles, murders, hangings, and hidden cemeteries.
Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Tours
Beneath the towering office buildings and twinkling lights of modern downtown Albuquerque lurk the memories of public hangings, duels, horrific murders, and locations haunted by those who have passed over to the other side. Tales of vengeful lovers, murdered soldiers, and mysterious specters await around every turn. What better way to experience Albuquerque's history than to possibly come face to face with a spirit from the past?
The 90-minute Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk will guide you past 1.3 miles of Albuquerque’s darker side, including historic (and reportedly haunted) sites such as the KiMo Theater, Kiva Auditorium, old Bernalillo County Courthouse, the Wool Warehouse, the former red-light district known as “Hell’s Half Acre,” and more. Albucreepy tour guides are experienced paranormal investigators.
As you walk, your guide will reveal vivid accounts of Albuquerque’s most popular ghosts, explain methods used to detect paranormal activity, and discuss previous investigations at downtown locations. While some tour participants have experienced unusual activity, we can’t guarantee ghostly phenomena.
Roswell Alien Tour
If you’re a fan of the paranormal, the unusual and the unexpected, you’ve got to cross the Roswell UFO crash site off your travel bucket list. Alien enthusiasts know that the southern New Mexico town tops every list of the most significant sites of UFO activity, and whether or not you’re a believer, it’s worth taking a peek into some of our state’s more unusual historical happenings. The story starts with something crashing in the desert between Roswell and Corona in 1947… and from there, it’s up to you to determine what happened. Was it a weather balloon? Or something from another planet? On the Roswell UFO tour ($100 with transportation for up to 4 people included), you’ll see 20 sites associated with the occurrence. What exactly happened out there in the desert? The mystery of it is half the fun!