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FAQ’s, Covid & New Mexico Fire Updates Last update – May 17, 2022

Our apologies, we are sometimes still experiencing telephone system difficulties. Thank you for your patience. Contact info@ghostranch.org with specific questions.  Many answers to commonly asked questions will be returned in the autoresponder and we’ll answer as quickly as possible those that are not already addressed.

Hours of Operation for Welcome Center, Museums and Trading Post: Open seven days a week, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

COVID POLICIES

  • Masks Are Optional in all indoor locations until further notice. This is always subject to change based on state recommendations or mandates.
  • Overnight lodging guests only until further notice – Ghost Ranch requires proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative Covid test (within 72 hours of arrival at the ranch) for workshop and retreat guests, outside group participants and overnight stay guests.
  • For day guests/visitors, proof of vaccination or covid test does not apply to day visitors. Day Passes – Book Below – A $10 per person fee includes entry to museums and Ghost Ranch hiking trails. Rio Arriba County residents and children under 17 are free. If you book a tour or trail ride, a day pass is included.

NEW MEXICO FIRE UPDATES

  • There are currently several fires in New Mexico with the two closest ones still being at a significant distance from Ghost Ranch. The Jemez | Los Alamos area fire smoke plumes and haze can sometimes be seen on the ranch horizon but recent wind patterns have kept the skies blue and the air quality high. At this time this fire doesn’t pose any danger to Ghost Ranch or the surrounding area. 
  • The really large fire that began near Las Vegas, NM and that has now spread toward Taos County via the Mora Valley is still burning strong. Again, fire smoke plumes and haze can sometimes be seen on the ranch horizon, especially from the Española area but recent wind patterns have kept the skies blue and the air quality high at the ranch. At this time this fire doesn’t pose any danger to Ghost Ranch or the surrounding area.
  • There is a complete fire ban in our area, including in the Ghost Ranch Campground.
  • All US Forests in northern New Mexico are closed to all visitors including campers, hikers, fishermen, etc. This will affect the access to some of the trails that begin on Ghost Ranch property and end on US Forest Service property – Chimney Rock, Box Canyon, Kitchen Mesa and Matrimonial Mesa.
  • Continental Divide Trail hikers are being contacted and asked to end their NM hikes. Read more below.**

 

GENERAL FAQ’S & UPDATES

  • We continue to ask day visitors to reserve in advance – this helps us prepare for your visit and saves time upon arrival. Walk-ins are invited if space is available. Help us avoid a difficult moment by reserving online ahead of time.
  • Limited wi-fi and cell phone signal available at the Ghost Ranch gate – reserve in advance. The reservation list will be checked at the gate.
  • Please honor our site requests, be kind to staff and help us stay safe.
  • The Dining Hall is still closed to day guests, please bring your own picnic meals and snacks.
  • Pet Policy – Dogs on leashes are allowed on hiking trails but not in buildings, lodging or on tours, trail rides. (Please scoop after your pets.)

  • CDT Hikers
    From Facebook- AN IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CDT TRAVELERS: CDTC has been informed by the U.S. Forest Service about upcoming closures of National Forests across the state of New Mexico due to extreme fire danger. The Continental Divide Trail and all other trails, routes and forest service roads within these forests will not be available from the time of the USFS-determined closure for the indefinite future, which may commence as early as Monday, May 16. CDTC urges all CDT travelers in New Mexico to make immediate plans to adjust their itineraries.
    The Santa Fe National Forest has informed CDTC of a pending closure next week, which may happen as early as Monday. Other forests may follow shortly thereafter, pending discussions by National Forest leadership. BLM lands are currently under fire restrictions in New Mexico and El Malpais National Monument is also under fire restrictions. More about these restrictions at link below.
    CDTC is liaising with on-the-ground authorities to learn more about these upcoming closures. CDT travelers should be prepared for changes in their hiking itineraries and be ready to exit the National Forests. We’ll continue to update our social media and website as we receive information. A closure map will be available when the order is signed and issued.
    Our express hope is that CDT travelers will continue to value our local communities and first responders by respecting these closures. Your stewardship and adherence to fire regulations will help ensure the long-term health of the Continental Divide Trail and local communities. Fines and penalties will result for travelers who do not follow these closures.
    While we understand that these closures will be a disappointing and challenging time for the travelers who had hoped to traverse these areas, one of the key tenets to the CDTC experience is to remain flexible, adaptable and ready for unforeseen changes. Questions about specific local regulations may be directed to the USFS officials listed in closure orders.
    CDTC will continue to update travelers on this evolving situation.

Purchase an electronic gift card for either a Trail Ride or O’Keeffe Landscape tour, another tour or a day visit.  Purchase Electronic Gift Card online now!

Use the Trading Post gift card option for use toward lodging, workshops and merchandise.


 

Our staff is trained and certified in Covid-safe practices by the state of New Mexico.

See the video below to learn what we’re doing to keep you safe. Scroll down to see details on restrictions.

FAQ’s, Covid & New Mexico Fire Updates Last update – May 17, 2022

Our apologies, we are sometimes still experiencing telephone system difficulties. Thank you for your patience. Contact info@ghostranch.org with specific questions.  Many answers to commonly asked questions will be returned in the autoresponder and we’ll answer as quickly as possible those that are not already addressed.

Hours of Operation for Welcome Center, Museums and Trading Post: Open seven days a week, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

COVID Policies

  • Masks Are Optional in all indoor locations until further notice. This is always subject to change based on state recommendations or mandates.
  • Overnight lodging guests only until further notice – Ghost Ranch requires proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative Covid test (within 72 hours of arrival at the ranch) for workshop and retreat guests, outside group participants and overnight stay guests.
  • For day guests/visitors, proof of vaccination or covid test does not apply to day visitors. Day Passes – Book Below – A $10 per person fee includes entry to museums and Ghost Ranch hiking trails. Rio Arriba County residents and children under 17 are free. If you book a tour or trail ride, a day pass is included.
  • We continue to ask day visitors to reserve in advance – this helps us prepare for your visit and saves time upon arrival. Walk-ins are invited if space is available. Help us avoid a difficult moment by reserving online ahead of time.
  • Limited wi-fi and cell phone signal available at the Ghost Ranch gate – reserve in advance. The reservation list will be checked at the gate.
  • Please honor our site requests, be kind to staff and help us stay safe.

 

    • The Trading Post will be open and drinks, boxed lunches and small snacks are available. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • The Dining Hall is still closed to day guests, please bring your own picnic meals and snacks.
    • Pet Policy – Dogs on leashes are allowed on hiking trails but not in buildings, lodging or on tours, trail rides. (Please scoop after your pets.)
    • CDT Hikers
      From Facebook- 🚨 AN IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CDT TRAVELERS: CDTC has been informed by the U.S. Forest Service about upcoming closures of National Forests across the state of New Mexico due to extreme fire danger. The Continental Divide Trail and all other trails, routes and forest service roads within these forests will not be available from the time of the USFS-determined closure for the indefinite future, which may commence as early as Monday, May 16. CDTC urges all CDT travelers in New Mexico to make immediate plans to adjust their itineraries.
      The Santa Fe National Forest has informed CDTC of a pending closure next week, which may happen as early as Monday. Other forests may follow shortly thereafter, pending discussions by National Forest leadership. BLM lands are currently under fire restrictions in New Mexico and El Malpais National Monument is also under fire restrictions. More about these restrictions at link below.
      CDTC is liaising with on-the-ground authorities to learn more about these upcoming closures. CDT travelers should be prepared for changes in their hiking itineraries and be ready to exit the National Forests. We’ll continue to update our social media and website as we receive information. A closure map will be available when the order is signed and issued.
      Our express hope is that CDT travelers will continue to value our local communities and first responders by respecting these closures. Your stewardship and adherence to fire regulations will help ensure the long-term health of the Continental Divide Trail and local communities. Fines and penalties will result for travelers who do not follow these closures.
      While we understand that these closures will be a disappointing and challenging time for the travelers who had hoped to traverse these areas, one of the key tenets to the CDTC experience is to remain flexible, adaptable and ready for unforeseen changes. Questions about specific local regulations may be directed to the USFS officials listed in closure orders.
      CDTC will continue to update travelers on this evolving situation.

    Purchase an electronic gift card for either a Trail Ride or O’Keeffe Landscape tour, another tour or a day visit.  Purchase Electronic Gift Card online now!

    Use the Trading Post gift card option for use toward lodging, workshops and merchandise.


     

    Our staff is trained and certified in Covid-safe practices by the state of New Mexico.

    See the video below to learn what we’re doing to keep you safe. Scroll down to see details on restrictions.

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