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Worth The Trip Over There for Unique Scenery

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum will give you directions to this area, which only takes 10 minutes to... read more

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Beachcomber8888AA
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Denver, Colorado
Plaza Blanca

It is free to go and see this very interesting geological formation. There is no information on how... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leslie1985
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Dallas, Texas
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Beautiful white sandstone cliffs give breathtaking views.
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“dar al islam” (25 reviews)
“dirt road” (18 reviews)
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Abiquiu, NM
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Reviewed yesterday

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum will give you directions to this area, which only takes 10 minutes to get to, and it you like unique and beautiful scenery, this is a good place to visit or hike around. The remnants of ash from ancient volcanoes that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is free to go and see this very interesting geological formation. There is no information on how it was formed. That would have helped. Worth your time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few miles off the main road - lots of parking - easy flat walk along the arroyo- amazing rocks - lots of birds

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular rock formations along this dry riverbed. Take the short hike down the hill to see some different rock shapes that you can't see from the parking area. Even though it's not a very long walk it's good to have water, sunscreen, a hat and...More

2  Thank n8tvobrn
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A little off the road but worth the visit. Be sure to hike down to the cliff bottoms. Great photography.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Plaza Blanca is near Abiquiu and worth a short drive to see the white cliffs. It is much better if you have time to hike and not just drive up and try to see from the parking lot. It does however compliment the overall Abiquiu,...More

1  Thank nativenm55
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Just in case here are some coordinates. An easy drive and walk, appropriate for all with opportunities for longer walks. Stay on trail, protect the micro crust and be appreciative the owners allow free access. No facilities.

1  Thank mb2005
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This area is very interesting, with several different types of Rock formations. It can be hard to locate, even though it is just off the highway in Abiquiu. GPS coordinates are 36.26819 and -106.48976. Turn into the driveway with the Dar Al Islam sign and...More

3  Thank spicy-octopus
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We have been here twice, most recently with friends. We followed the canyon back scaling the narrow walls and helping each other reach the next level. Also found the upper level path which offers a completely different, but incredible view of Plaza Blanca.

1  Thank RCRPP
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

1  Thank Wendy S
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dannisound
25 January 2018|
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Response from RCRPP | Reviewed this property |
We had a 70 yo person with us and she did the 'slot canyons' with a little assistance.
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weezzer
9 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.
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Judy N
6 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.
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