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A nice little hike

Spectacular rock formations along this dry riverbed. Take the short hike down the hill to see some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
n8tvobrn
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Las Vegas, New Mexico
Amazing

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lovita R
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Washington, DC, United States
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Beautiful white sandstone cliffs give breathtaking views.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“dar al islam” (25 reviews)
“dirt road” (18 reviews)
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Abiquiu, NM
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 19 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

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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

2  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 7 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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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

2  Thank mhitt
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

2  Thank Rallybob
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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
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.
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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.
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