Plaza Blanca: Rio Negro Badlands [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Plaza Blanca: Rio Negro Badlands [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Medanales, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

2.7 miles
213 feet






no shade

private property

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:

4 months ago

Had a great time. There were a few places along the trail where I held my 4 year old daughter's hand on the way up, but the way down was fantastic and super easy.

4 months ago

I loved this place. Trails take you practically anywhere you want to go at different elevations. The rock formations are stunning. Worth the visit.

5 months ago

It's definitely worth seeing. the trail is not real clear nor is it difficult. You'll want to take a camera for sure

6 months ago

Beautiful hike! That trail isn't very defined- we only made it about a mile because the trail line ran out. But the rock formations are definitely worth seeing!

It's private property owned by the Mosque. Enter the property under the wooden archly and follow the road.

8 months ago

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

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2 months ago