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The Haunted Road Trip That Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In New Mexico

With Halloween fast approaching, haunted houses and spooky pumpkin patches are popping up all over the place. It’s part of what makes October such a fun month. As neat as those places are, we know that their creepiness is part of a holiday illusion that will disappear come November. But some spots in New Mexico are scary year round. We’ve compiled the ultimate road trip of haunted places in our state. Get into the spirit of the season by taking this drive now or add it to your plans for next year. Whenever you venture along this ghostly route, it’s sure to give you the shivers.

The road trip covers 990 miles and the drive time, without stops, is a little over 16 hours. This is a loop, so you can just begin on the section that is closest to you. We recommend spacing the stops over three or four days. Here is the map.

Now it’s time to make your way back to Albuquerque to complete the loop. Congratulations! You survived this spooky drive.

So what do you think? Are you up for staying in haunted hotels, eating in restaurants where both types of spirits may be on the menu, and visiting haunted hotspots (or should that be cold spots)?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.