Monday, May 3, 2010
The areas surrounding The Don Gaspar Inn provide extraordinary landscapes with unique hiking experiences. Abiquiu Valley, made famous by Georgia O’Keefe, is a favorite location for artists, photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Abiquiu Workshops provides daily excursion in the majestic mountains, high-desert mesas, and stunning red rock buttes of Northern New Mexico with guided tours focused on experiencing breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Excursions offered include hikes to Tsiping, Flaking Stone Mountain Pueblo, one of the largest prehistoric ruins in the U.S., The White Place, which rests deep in a canyon beyond the Abiquiu valley, Pedernal Peak, which presents one of the most spectacular views in the Southwest region, Shrine Valley, Painted Mesa, Womb Canyon at the base of Pedernal Peak, with unusual rock formations in brilliant reds and yellows, a gypsum mesa, and a bizarre, bright yellow slot canyon, and Ghost Ranch and the Red Hills of Georgia O’Keeffe. In addition to the excursions, Abiquiu Workshops offers workshops in writing, photography, painting, and sculpture led by nationally-renowned artist-instructors. For more information, reference abiquiuworkshops.com or call 505.685.4378. The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.