With cattle rustlers, a poker game, dinosaur discoveries, a dude ranch for the affluent and home to Georgia O'Keeffe, the history of Ghost Ranch is as colorful and dramatic as its landscape of the red and yellow cliffs. The landscape of Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. Within this setting guests enjoy an extensive offering of workshops, hiking trails, horseback riding, massage therapy, high and low ropes courses and kayaking on Abiquiu Lake. The O'Keeffe Landscape Tour allows visitors to see the actual scenes and locations of O'Keeffe's paintings and hear the stories of her fifty years at Ghost Ranch. The Museums at Ghost Ranch specialize in anthropology and paleontology with ongoing research. Anthropology exhibits display ancient artifacts from the Chama Valley's Paleo Indian culture, 10,000 years ago through ancestral Puebloan times and put to modern Pueblos and Athapaskans. Ghost Ranch has an international paleontological reputation since Edwin Colbert's discovery of the Coelophysis in 1947. The Coelophysis Dinosaur Quarry is a National Natural Landmark. Our dinosaur, the Coelophysis, is New Mexico's State Fossil. In 1955 Arthur Pack gave the magnificent gift of Ghost Ranch to the Presbyterian Church. Ever since, the mission has been grounded in providing education programs, with a reverence to nature and hospitality to people of all faith. We are a non-profit and not funded by the church.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
- Temporarily Closed:
- Status and Offerings Details: Ghost Ranch is closed until the Stay Home order has been lifted in New Mexico. Wide-open space will be available soon. Our online Trading Post is available with a 15% discount through April 30. https://www.ghostranch.org/trading-post/