Ghost Ranch

A short 5-hour drive from Denver transports you to a truly wonderful part of New Mexico – Santa Fe, home to creative art galleries, quaint boutiques, and some of the best margaritas and enchiladas in the States. If you ever get a chance, it’s absolutely worth a trip to the area for a few days of taste testings, to find your favorites.

And, while you’re at it, head out to Ghost Ranch for a day trip. The home and studio of Georgia O’Keeffe, and the subject of many of her paintings.

About an hour from Santa Fe, the drive will take you through the mesas and past gentle rivers.

With log cabins dotted along the scenery, offering plenty of open space for a quick romp around or a thoughtful ponder.

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000 acre retreat surrounded by ombre colored cliff walls, red hills, and mesas. It offers a vast amount of hiking trails,

Best seen under the golden light of New Mexico’s brilliant fall colors.

Head up from the trails to explore the adobe buildings traditional to New Mexican architecture.

Pop in and out of some of the buildings to check out the Native American influences.

Or grab a seat and take in the views made so famous by O’Keeffe’s works.

You can even work on finding a path to meaning, following the many twists and turns that eventually lead to the center.

Not up for the dizzying array? Sit by and watch while others try…it’ll be sure to bring a smile to your face.

As the sky begins to turn pink, you’ll know it’s time to move on to those margaritas and enchiladas we mentioned above.

Some particular favorites guaranteed to produce the cheek to cheek grins seen above – Rancho de Chimayo (the best enchiladas – order them Christmas style!) and Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen (featuring the most substantial margarita list in the area). And don’t be shy to order to your heart’s content – you’re in the world of enchi-lottas and more-garitas!

22 thoughts on “Ghost Ranch

  1. You had us at Ghost Ranch! Look amazing.

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    1. It is a spectacular place! Thanks for reading!!

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  2. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories of visits to the Ghost Ranch and Rancho de Chimayo (now I am REALLY hungry😊 ).

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    1. The food and especially the experience at Rancho de Chimayo are hard to beat!! One thought of the enchiladas and the mouth waters!!

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  3. Looks like a cool place to visit.

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    1. Definitely!! Thanks for checking out the post!

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  4. This is such a beautiful blog. I just love the photos plus commentary…. thank you for sharing! 😎

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    1. Thank you so much for following along!! Working on the blog brings us great joy and if people like it too, that’s a huge plus!

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  5. Love the pictures! Like the log steps. I always feel I am on the journey with you through the lens of your words and pictures.. Thank you so much, Great post.πŸ’“πŸ’“

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    1. We really appreciate you following along!! Thanks a ton!


  6. LaShawn Uchenna Ani October 26, 2019 — 12:17 pm

    Looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Peaceful and serene.

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    1. It certainly is a wonderful getaway! Thanks for reading!!


  7. Oh I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go here. Your photos inspire me to definitely make it priority next time I’m near Santa Fe (which will hopefully be soon πŸ™‚

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    1. The scenery is breathtaking and so peaceful! Definitely worth the stop!

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  9. It is great and amazing.
    Thank you so much for following my articles well.

    Have a great weekend there.

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      1. You have amazing posts on your site.
        It is pleasure to see you in London soon.

        Have happiest time there.


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  10. Such wonderful posts. I love the Margaritas πŸ™‚

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    1. We did too!! Thanks so much for reading!

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