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Georgia O’Keeffe Country and Ojo Caliente

Wander the landscape of Ghost Ranch then Soak your Bones

Visting Abiquiu & Ojo Caliente

Drive east from Los Alamos on SR 502, exit on SR 30 to Española, then continue north on US 84. The first stop is Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu (AB-bey-cue). Tours are given mid-March through November (505-685-4539); advance reservations are required. Continue on US 84 to the 21,000-acre Ghost Ranch Conference Center ( and visit an ongoing paleontology quarry and several hiking trails. Afficionados of Georgia O’Keeffe’s artwork will note many of her landmarks here. Drive further north on US 84 and visit the Echo Amphitheater—a short hike takes you to its stage. Reverse back on US 84 to Abiquiu, then left onto State Road 554 for a rambling 12-mile drive through El Rito. Continue right on SR 554 for another 12 miles to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa ( or 800-222-9162) and its famous hot springs and mineral pools. Then return to Los Alamos County.

Ghost Ranch Conference Center

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

Mileage round trip: 176 miles
Total driving time: 4 hours  45 min.

Photo (top): Abique Lake | Courtesy Ghost Ranch
Photo (bottom): Guests enjoy Ojo Caliente Hot Springs | Ojo Caliente