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Fascinatingly strange landscape

First of all, be aware of flash floods!! Keep an eye to the sky and even if it does not rain here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy S
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
A most spectacular sight with easy access.

This is a beautiful, other-worldly natural formation. You can see why it inspired Georgia O'Keefe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, Texas
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Beautiful white sandstone cliffs give breathtaking views.
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Abiquiu, NM

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Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, be aware of flash floods!! Keep an eye to the sky and even if it does not rain here, it may rain "upstream". This may be deadly. Consult weather before entering canyon and then...go for it! Super cool and narrow and twisty...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, other-worldly natural formation. You can see why it inspired Georgia O'Keefe in her paintings. It is easily accessible for most people...I am not in the best shape with bad knees but the trail is mostly flat and very easy to navigate....More

Thank mhitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The directions we found on trip advisor. It is partly on a gravel road .Worth the drive. Get to walk along a dry river bed and the scenery is amazing. You can hike for some distance as well if you wish. There were no other...More

Thank paripoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Less than an hour north of Santa Fe. Beautiful unique landscape built by water and wind. Easy hike from parking. With an easy walk through the area, enjoy this outstanding rock formation. If you like quiet time ,this is the place. A little off the...More

Thank Rallybob
Reviewed 3 November 2017

When visiting northern New Mexico don't miss this spot. Nice for walking. It's also near the Georgia O´Keeffe Home and Studio.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Don't miss Plaza Blanca if you have the opportunity to visit Abiquiu. It's free and very easily accessed. It's a few miles off the main highway on County Road 0155, but it feels like you're on another planet. The road does become dirt for a...More

1  Thank BeverlyRae
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We found this hike by looking for slot canyons to hike in this area. This hike did have a very short slot canyon section, but we found the interesting formations and the white cliffs made this area an unexpected gem of a hike. We hiked...More

Thank txnat
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is the best kept secret in the area. So beautiful, so remote feeling and so inspirational. It feels like you are miles from civilization and there are tons of areas to explore. Amazing!

1  Thank Tina1687
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the other reviewer who gave very explicit directions from the gas station. Kudos! They were spot on. Make sure you stop in at the convenience store and grab some tamales and a burrito from Bode's. Food that good from a gas station will...More

1  Thank mammatea
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Plaza Blanca is famous because Georgia O'Keeffe painted here. This place is a little bit off the beaten path.

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10 July 2017|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Plaza Blanca is in Abiquiu. Maybe an hour or so from Santa Fe.
Judy N
7 July 2017|
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Response from Mike594 | Reviewed this property |
Sure. It's an open space and the car park is not gated. There is a mosque nearby and that requires an appointment, I think. But you can wander around and explore the area.
2 February 2017|
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Response from VN F | Reviewed this property |
There are not trails, per se. It's private land and there are worn paths in the area near the parking lot but the rest is a clay wash and rocks. I've been there a couple of times and have seen dog prints, or possibly... More