I rated this excellent because of the beautiful scenery and the historical value of this place. If you're looking for action and excitement, this isn't the place. Ghost Ranch is about nature.
My husband and I went there in late August because we wanted to do some leisurely hiking and sight-seeing. There are two trails that are relatively easy and one that is quite challenging. We did one of the easier hikes - to Box Canyon. This hike followed a stream and required crossing the stream numerous times. Even though in some places it was muddy, it was manageable. We ran into very few people so most of the hiking was just us and the scenery. It was a great way for us to spend about 3 hours.
Following the hike I went on the guided van tour. This tour allows a person to see parts of the ranch that you wouldn't otherwise be able to see. The $25 fee might be on the high end but it was still enjoyable. The van stops numerous times and everyone gets out to view the landscape so take that into account if you have any mobility issues.
While I was on the tour my husband got a massage. It was a therapeutic massage, as opposed to a relaxing massage. The woman giving the massage was really intent on dealing with some muscle issues and ended up spending more than the allotted hour.
Our next trip to New Mexico will definitely include another trip to Ghost Ranch!
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