Come for the Day

Whether visiting northern New Mexico or one of the lucky ones who live in this remarkable region, you must take the drive and explore the natural and cultural riches of Ghost Ranch.

Ghost Ranch is open year-round, seven days a week. Our Welcome Center is open 7:00 a. m.-7:00 p. m. daily. We request a $3 per person conservation fee which allows you access, hiking trails, labyrinth and campus grounds. Select from a broad spectrum of activities, each designed to educate you on a unique facet of Ghost Ranch.


There is much to explore starting with two different guided Georgia O’Keeffe Tours and a Trail Ride through the landscape she painted during the fifty years the artist spent painting and living here. Other guided tours include Archaeology and Paleontology, the Ranch History, and our Movie Site Tour which visits sites of the numerous movies filmed here (Cowboys and Aliens, City Slickers, Wyatt Earp, and many more).


Our two Museums may be explored for an additional $3.

Visitors may tour the tour the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology, which displays Native American tools, pottery, and ancient artifacts from Paleo Indian culture, 10,000 years ago through ancestral Puebloan times to present time pottery and weavings from local Pueblos.

The adjacent Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology displays the fossils of the Coelophysis (SEE-low-FY-sis), a dinosaur discovered at Ghost Ranch in 1947. Ghost Ranch is the site of one of the best known paleontological digs in the Northern Hemisphere. The Coelophysis Quarry is a National Natural Landmark as designated by the National Park Foundation.

Hiking Trails

Located at the toe of the Colorado Plateau, this red rock country is full of exquisite beauty and wonder thats begging to be explored. At Ghost Ranch there are five trails that take you through red cliffs and hills, to lush green places, fill you up with expansive views and connect to the richness of the landscape.

Please note: The Box Canyon Trail Will Be Closed for improvements – March 30 through May 1, 2015


The Welcome Center houses our Trading Post stocked with books, art, O’Keeffe ephemera, and a delectible cafe.

Meals You are welcome to join us for meals in our Dining Hall and may purchase meal tickets at the Welcome Center. Here are our meal times and fees:  7:30-8:30 a. m. – Breakfast | $9 noon-1:00 p. m. – Lunch | $11 5:30-6:30 p. m. – Dinner | $13

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