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Brilliant Outlook Ahead!

With all New Mexico counties at a “turquoise” level – meaning COVID numbers have fallen and businesses can begin safely reopening – we are excited to welcome Summer 2021 – long, warm days with blue, blue skies that slowly turn into glowing sunsets. This summer season…after 2020, a year unlike any other…gives us reason to pause and appreciate the beauty of Abiquiu.

Abiquiu is re-opening…and for those of you who have trips planned, or maybe are thinking of escaping this summer, here are the local updates all in one spot for you!

Attractions now open:

  • All New Mexico state museums and historic sites are open!

  • Bandelier National Monument is open.

Ghostranch, Abiquiu
Ghostranch, Abiquiu
  • Horseback Trail rides and sunset trail rides are open with advanced reservations. Rides are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. every day and sunset rides are offered on Tuesday and Thursday. Rides are limited to eight riders and masks are required.

  • Ghostranch is open Wednesdays through Sundays, with advance reservations. Day passes must be purchased to access the property to hike, tour the museums or simply enjoy the landscape. Box Canyon and Kitchen Mesa hikes are closed through June 7, 2021. There is a $10 per person day pass required site fee for anyone visiting the ranch. (This fee is included in Tour and Trail Ride registration prices.) This fee allows access to Ghost Ranch facilities and museums and contributes to our operating costs. Youth aged 17 and under are free.

  • New Wave Rafting is open.

  • The Monastery of Christ in the Desert is open 7 days a week for day visitors.

Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu
  • Plaza Blanca and Dar al Islam are open with registration. Email to register. A gate code is needed to enter.

  • The Purple Adobe Lavender Farm is open on Fridays and Saturdays only, from 10 am – 5 pm

  • The Abiquiu Farmer’s Market is open for the season on Tuesdays, starting at 4pm, in the parking lot next to the post office.

  • Meow Wolf in Santa Fe (a great day trip) is open. Book in advance online.

Attractions that Remain Closed:

  • Opening Soon! The Georgia O’Keeffe Abiquiu Home & Studio Tour will open soon Tuesday through Sunday with limited tours and availability. Check their website to find availability and make advance reservations.

  • Echo Amphitheater

  • Puye Cliff Dwellings

  • Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa

  • Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - tentative July opening.


  • Abiquiu Café is open with indoor and outdoor seating. Local artists are featured in the Café.

  • Café Sierra Negra is open for carry out and both indoor and outdoor seating. Local Abiquiu artist Ron Milhoan’s art work is also featured in the café.

Cafe Sierra Negra, Abiquiu
Cafe Sierra Negra, Abiquiu
  • Fire N Ice is a new concession stand with outdoor seating – opening soon!

  • Bodes has grab-and-go food items. The café remains closed.

  • The Frosty Cow ice cream shop has moved behind the post office and expanded its menu to include panini sandwiches, in addition to their delicious ice cream!

  • Mamacita’s Pizza remains closed but is expected to open this month.

Art and Galleries:

  • Nest Shop/ShowRoom is a new gift shop and showroom/studio for artist Tamara Kay and other local artists. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Located on County Road 166 in Abiquiu.

  • The galleries of Debra Fritts, Frank Shelton, Hebe Garcia, Tamara Kay, Armando Adrian-Lopez, Ron Milhoan and Jim Woodson are open with advance reservations. Reach out to us for more information.

  • Bosshard Gallery in the village of Abiquiu is open 10 – 5.


  • The Grand Hacienda Bed and Breakfast Experience is NM Safe Certified for COVID safety. Book online for the best rate at

The Casita del Lago Abiquiu Vacation Home
The Casita del Lago Abiquiu Vacation Home
  • Abiquiu Lake Vacations - vacation homes and studios - are NM Safe Certified. These properties are booking quickly during the summer months. Book directly at Reach out to be added to a waiting list if your dates are not available.

Abiquiu is ready to welcome you back! Get ready to explore, discover and relax!

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