Thursday, August 10, 2017


Last year we really enjoyed our time at the Corps of Engineers campground at Abiquiu Lake.  Of course all the COE campgrounds are nice, but this one has especially lovely scenery.

Each site has a view of Abiquiu Lake, although this was taken from an overlook.

Since we had already embraced the area last year, we went to the visitors center for additional adventures.  She suggested taking the dirt road from the dam to town for some colorful scenery.

Even with a 4-wheel drive truck, there was one spot that Ron thought required a bit of rock moving.  The truck came out looking impressively muddy.

She also mentioned a hike up Cerro Pedernal which consisted mostly of walking up an ATV road.

Here’s the top of the cerro (which means little mountain), but the rest was a rock scramble and we soon turned around.

I think the prettiest scenery was along the road up to the trailhead.

This area was made famous by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who immortalized the colorful rock formations in her paintings.  We visited her Ghost Ranch last year.  Click here to see that special place. 


  1. Thank you for the coverage of this area. I still have not made it to the area.

  2. I truly love her work... that's a beautiful lake.

  3. So I'm sure you helped Ron wash the mud off the truck, right? ;c)