3 of the Most Fun Ghost Ranch Hikes in New Mexico

With 21,000 acres of stunning red and yellow cliffs and what seems to be an endless skyline, is New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch. This area is a peaceful place for many activities but hiking the trails at Ghost Ranch is a memory you’ll never forget. Ghost Ranch hikes are not only great for exercise, but you’ll see picture-perfect views, wildlife, and the flora unique to this specific area. Hiking enthusiasts take note. You will definitely want to experience Ghost Ranch hikes in New Mexico.

In addition to Ghost Ranch hikes, the area is filled with activities for those who love the great outdoors. To find out more, check out our Chimayo, New Mexico Vacation Guide! You’ll be living like a local with this free guide. Included in this vacation guide is our recommendation for local restaurants, upcoming events you’ll want to attend, and outdoor recreation to enjoy!

Check Out This List of 3 of the Most Fun Ghost Ranch Hikes!

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is one of Ghost Ranch’s most popular trails. At around 2.5-miles in length, the trail offers hikers a view of the Piedra Lumbre basin. This trail is rated as difficult because it climbs up to 7,100 feet, but all that hard work pays off because of the amazing views.

Kitchen Mesa

Kitchen Mesa is another moderate to difficult hike. This trail is 5-miles round trip and features a 15-foot chimney. The hike can take as long as 4 hours to climb so be sure to come prepared with plenty of water and a picnic lunch. Some people claim that Kitchen Mesa is one of the most beautiful hikes in New Mexico. Check it out for yourself!

Box Canyon

The Box Canyon hike, which is best to see from March to November, is a moderate hike in Ghost Ranch. The trail, which runs for 4.8-miles, goes from 6,400 to 6,900 feet. If you’re not up for the full hike, look for the small pond to do a turnaround and head back. As with the other fun hikes in Ghost Ranch, Box Canyon offers hikers stunning views making all those steps worth it!

Finish the Day With a Stay at Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast!

After a long day of hiking, you’ll want a peaceful room to kick up your feet. Let us host you at Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast. Our B&B is home to 9 cozy guest rooms complete with all the amenities you’ll need to make you feel at home. When booking your reservation, be sure to ask us about our New Mexico High Country Hiking Package. Included in this package are a New Mexico hiking guide, bottled water, use of daypack and trekking poles, binoculars, snacks, and a first aid kit. And what’s a stay at a bed and breakfast without mentioning the breakfast portion! You’ll awake in the morning to a full breakfast sure to start your day off on the right foot. Come and see why guests return year after year. We look forward to your visit to Casa Escondida very soon!