Directions to the Monastery

If you are coming from Santa Fe, drive to Espanola, cross the Rio Grande River and use Route 84 going north.  At Abiquiu stay on Route 84, driving about 11 miles to the entrance of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, then just 2 miles from there north on Route 84, right after mile marker 227, there is a sign pointing left that reads “Monastery.” You turn left at that point, heading west on U.S. Forest Service Road 151. If you are coming from Chama on Route 84, the entrance to this Road 151 is just 1 mile south of Echo Amphitheater.

Forest service Road 151 is winding, steep and narrow at some points. It is mostly gravel but there are sections of dirt and clay surfaces that turn quite slippery when wet. Drivers of 2-wheel drive vehicles should allow time for the road to dry after a rain. In the winter the road can be negotiated most safely when frozen, i.e., during the evening or night and in the early morning hours.

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Current Road Conditions

Updated at 5:00 am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The road leading to the Monastery, Forest Service Road 151, is passable for all vehicles. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of T-Storms over these next few days. The thing about that is this: if you are on the road and it starts to rain heavily, stop until it quits in a few minutes (especially if you are in a two-wheel drive vehicle) and very shortly after that, it will be safe and easy to continue driving because the road is very dry and will quickly drain.


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Current Road Conditions

Updated at 5:00 am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The road leading to the Monastery, Forest Service Road 151, is passable for all vehicles. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of T-Storms over these next few days. The thing about that is this: if you are on the road and it starts to rain heavily, stop until it quits in a few minutes (especially if you are in a two-wheel drive vehicle) and very shortly after that, it will be safe and easy to continue driving because the road is very dry and will quickly drain.


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