Ghost Ranch is located 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe (forty miles beyond Española) on U.S. 84 between mile markers 224 and 225.

Physical Address: 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM, 87510-2001.

GPS Coordinates: to our front gate are N-36.314 latitude and W-106.482 longitude.

Google Maps: Use 280 Private Drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510-2001 as the address.
MapQuest: Use 1709A Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510-2001 as the address.

If you are driving north from Española, stay on Highway 84 until you pass the Abiquiu Reservoir/Lake. The gate is on your right about 7 to 10 minutes after you first see the lake on your left.


Check-In: The first and last dates listed are considered travel days. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. on the first date listed for your workshop with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Ghost Ranch orientation.

Check-Out: 10:00 a.m. on the last date listed for your workshop.

Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you don’t think you will arrive by 6:00 p.m., please consider eating dinner in Española.

Most workshops have morning (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and evening (7:00-8:30 p.m.) sessions, with afternoons free. Weekend and shorter workshop offerings may meet more frequently. Some workshops offer optional afternoon studio time or an occasional field trip. These are noted in the workshop description.


Please see these instructions if driving to Ghost Ranch:

From Santa Fe
  • Take US 84/285 North to Española (approx. 25 miles).
  • Upon descending the hill into Espanola, get into the LEFT lane. Very shortly after entering Española city limits you will see signs for ’84 N. TRUCK ROUTE’,
  • Turn LEFT onto the 84 N. Truck Route, and move into the RIGHT lane.
  • Proceed to LOS ALAMOS HIGHWAY and turn RIGHT and get into the LEFT lane.
  • Turn LEFT at the next intersection with the traffic lights, this again will be 84 North.
  • Ghost Ranch is 14 miles northwest of Abiquiu.
  • Continue on 84 North until you pass Abiquiu Lake on the left of Highway 84 between mile markers 224 and 225. Due to traffic and possible construction, etc., allow at least 1 and 1/2 hours travel time.
From Taos
  • Take State Road 68 south to Española (approximately 35 miles).
  • In Española follow signs for US 84 North.
  • Take a right turn to go over any of the three (3) bridges over the Rio Grande, following the signs toward Abiquiu or Chama.
  • Again, look for Ghost Ranch, on the right off US 84 North, 14 miles northwest of Abiquiu between mile markers 224 and 225.
  • Due to traffic and possible construction, etc., allow at least 2 hours travel time.
From Chama
  • Take US 84 south towards Abiquiu. The entrance to Ghost Ranch is approximately on your left off US 84 between mile markers 225 and 224.
  • Allow at least 1 hour and 20 to 25 minutes travel time.


The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque, 65 miles south of Santa Fe. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and an hour and a half between Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch. Allow at least two and a half hours driving time between Albuquerque and Ghost Ranch (not counting connections or waiting time).

Albuquerque Sunport Airport

The nearest major airport is the Albuquerque Sunport, 130 miles south of Ghost Ranch. There are several car rental agencies located at the airport – click here for more information.

Transportation between the Albuquerque Airport and Santa Fe Sage Inn

  • Roadrunner Shuttle (van) 505.424.3367
  • Groome Shuttle Service (van) 1.505.474.5696
  • Rail Runner (train service between the Albuquerque Airport and Santa Fe) 1.866.795.7245 A shuttle bus takes you from the Albuquerque Airport to the Albuquerque Train Station where you transfer to the Rail Runner Train. Ride the Rail Runner north to the Santa Fe Depot which is two blocks north of the Santa Fe Sage Inn. The Santa Fe Pickup has free shuttle service which runs every 15 minutes (depending upon traffic). Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. til 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. til 4:30 p.m.
  • Albuquerque Airport (car rental) (see How to get here for directions)
Santa Fe Municipal Airport

American Eagle Airlines is currently operating four daily flights out of Santa Fe to and from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and one daily flight from Los Angeles.

United Airlines has non-stop jet service from Denver.


Please see these options for Shuttle Service:

For Workshop Enrolled Guests

Step 1. Make your way to Santa Fe Sage Hotel (formerly The Santa Fe Sage Inn) via commercial shuttle service –

Step 2. From Santa Fe to Ghost Ranch – Pick-up & drop-off location: The Sage Hotel

Shuttle Provider for Workshop Start and End Dates:
Book Directly with Owner/Operator Kevin Spitzer

White Buffalo Specialty Shuttle Service

Transportation is available from Santa Fe to Ghost Ranch for guests who are registered for a Ghost Ranch workshop or retreat. Shuttle service is provided only on the day of arrival on the first afternoon of the program week and on the day of departure, the last day of the program. 

We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Sage Hotel, a lodging option close to the Rail Runner depot and the historic Plaza. The Sage Hotel has inviting contemporary Southwestern-style rooms with special rates for a stay in Santa Fe on the way to or from the ranch. Call 505.982.5952 for reservations. Ask for the “Ghost Ranch” rate. You can also book directly from this link-The Sage Hotel.

  • Shuttle Pick up & Drop off Times for Program for the 2022 season
  • The 2022 rate is $40-$50 per person, each way. (subject to change)
    • On the first day of your workshop –  Pick up at The Sage Hotel to Ghost Ranch – 3:30 p.m.
    • On the last day of the workshop – Departs Ghost Ranch for The Sage Hotel – 9:00 a.m.






For Non-Enrolled Guests

If you are NOT enrolled in a workshop or retreat, here are some transportation options for getting to Ghost Ranch:

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