Plaza Blanca: Rio Negro Badlands

EASY 1 reviews

Plaza Blanca: Rio Negro Badlands is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Medanales, New Mexico that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

views

snow

no shade

Made famous by local artist Georgia O'Keeffe, these landscapes in a valley of the Rio Chama hills near the village of Abiquiu, when she made a series of paintings about the places she called "The White Place", or in Spanish "Plaza Blanca", this area of New Mexico is now on the grounds of the Dar Al Islam education center and mosque. For more information visit: http://www.plaza-blanca.com/

1 month ago

Great easy hike. To enter, go through the arched entrance to the road that leads to the mosque.