The village of Abiquiu offers many things to do in New Mexico such as historical and cultural attractions year-round, including the Georgia O’Keeffe home and studio; ancient Pueblo Indian ruins; the "White Place" or Plaza Blanca, painted and photographed by countless artists including Georgia O'Keeffe; a Benedictine monastery; the mosque at Dar al Islam and an Eastern Greek Orthodox monastery at the foot of Pedernal Peak.
For hiking enthusiasts, the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu features 17,000 acres of trails and a fascinating dinosaur quarry. Enjoy water sports at Abiquiu Lake, Heron Lake and El Vado Lake or catch a few fish in Canjilon, Santa Cruz and Trout lakes. Set out on a day of adventure and explore the expansive beauty of Santa Fe and Carson national forests. Guests don’t have to wander far to enjoy fishing, picnicking, canoeing and white-water rafting on the Chama River.
Things to do in New Mexico include:
Heron Lake State Park - This lake offers sailing and fishing. Forbids motorboats at more than trolling speed.
El Vado Lake State Park - This lake offers boating, water-skiing and fishing as well as cross-country skiing and ice fishing in winter.
Christ in the Desert Monastery - Built in 1964 by Benedictine monks. Gift shop and bookstore open daily. Daily religious services.
Echo Amphitheater - Natural rock formation.
Living Desert Museum - Operated by the U.S. Forest service, the center stresses environmental education through displays of native animals and plants, geology exhibits, and a beaver museum.
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu - Owned-and-operated by the Presbyterian Church. Spectacular landscape, hiking, museums, and dinosaur quarry.
Abiquiu Lake and Dam - Boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and water skiing. Restrooms, shower buildings, water faucets, grills and picnic shelters are available.
Puye Cliff Dwellings - 12th century pueblo ruins. Santa Clara Pueblo.
Los Alamos National Laboratories - Began in 1943, this historic lab is home to the atomic bomb.
Hot Springs - Natural springs created by comparatively recent volcanic activity.
El Santuario - Famous Spanish Colonial Church.
Spanish Colonial Villages - Charming old churches and plazas from the 1500's.
Bandelier National Monument - 12th century Anasazi cliff dwellings.
San Juan Pueblo - Features a cooperative arts center that sells a variety of handmade goods.
Santa Clara Pueblo - Descendants of the Puye Cliff Dwellers and also known for their black pottery, beadwork, weaving, sculpture and paintings.
San Ildefonso Pueblo - Once home to Maria Martinez, the world-famous potter.
Jemez Pueblo - Ancient ruins, nearby hot springs, beautiful Jemez mountain setting.
Healing Through Horses - Located in Abiquiu and neighbors to The Abiquiu Inn, Healing Through Horses is an Equine Assisted Mental Health Program that has been experiencing incredible results.
Old Spanish Trail - The Abiquiu Inn is located just a few yards from the site of one of the best known events in Old Spanish Trail History.