This Creepy Day Trip Through The Spookiest Places In New Mexico Is Perfect For Fall
Fall is not only a time full of pumpkins and brightly colored leaves, but it is also when stories of ghosts and ghouls in the Land of Enchantment begin to emerge. If you love all things frightening and haunted, then clear your schedule. We have created this creepy day trip through some of the spookiest places in New Mexico for you to enjoy. This trip is just under four hours, giving you ample time to stop by each attraction and experience some delightful frights. Are you ready? Let’s go visit some of the most haunted places in New Mexico!
Our trip begins in Dawson — a terrifying ghost town in New Mexico. For a complete map of our journey and to customize this trip to your own starting location,
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Our spooky day trip in New Mexico starts in Dawson. This is one small town that many New Mexicans don’t even know about, and for those who do, they typically stay away. Dawson is an old mining settlement that flourished to nearly 9,000 residents in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, tragedy struck, and in 1913, a massive mine explosion occurred killing hundreds of workers. A decade later, in 1923, another explosion occurred. Today, all that is left of this small town is a large cemetery that is located on private property. Even though you can only enjoy the cemetery from the road, a day trip to the most haunted places in New Mexico wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dawson.
to learn more about this creepy town in New Mexico.
St. James Hotel, Cimarron
617 S Collison Ave, Cimarron, NM 87714, USA
The St. James Hotel dates back to the late 1800s. During its early days, up to 26 murders occurred within its walls. Today, it is rumored that many spirits roam the hotel. The second floor is where the most paranormal activity has been reported with many reports of cold spots, smells of cigar smoke, and unexplained noises. Room 18 in this hotel is continually kept locked as it is believed an angry spirit resides in the room and does not like guests.
to learn more about one of the most haunted hotels in New Mexico.
La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The La Fonda on the Plaza is a historic hotel that has been in business since 1922, but the location of the hotel has always been used for one business or another since the 1600s. This hotel has an interesting history that involves destruction, rebuilding, and more. Decades ago, individuals from all walks of life stayed at this hotel, and today, not only do guests stay at the hotel but ghosts do as well. It is believed numerous spirits reside in this hotel, including a judge and a salesman who killed himself after losing all of his company’s money during a card game. To book your own stay at this hotel,
Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe
828 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Before becoming the Drury Plaza Hotel, this building was the St. Vincent’s Hospital. There are many reports of paranormal activities occurring in this former hospital, including babies crying on the third floor and blood on the basement walls. The basement in this current-day hotel is definitely one place you do not want to explore on your own. Book a stay (if you dare!) at this hotel
Hotel Parq Central, Albuquerque
806 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Hotel Parq Central is located on Central Avenue in Albuquerque. Today, this beautiful and luxurious hotel is a photo-worthy destination with its gorgeous guest rooms and beautiful rooftop lounge. However, this is another hotel that was originally a hospital and psychiatric facility in the 1900s, and the hauntings in this building date back to that time. There are reports of multiple spirits roaming the halls, whispers and voices, objects on the move, and more. A group of ghost hunters even visited this haunted hotel in New Mexico and claim they were able to communicate with a spirit using a flashlight. To learn more about this haunted hotel and some of its hauntings,
KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque
423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
The KiMo Theatre, built in 1927, has a sad story. In 1951, six-year-old Bobby Darnall was killed in a boiler explosion during a show at the theatre. To this day, it is believed that the ghost of Bobby still haunts the theatre and causes all types of mischievousness during performances such as tripping the cast, turning off lights, and more. Some guests have even claimed that they’ve seen Bobby playing on the staircase or the balcony in the theatre. To prevent Bobby’s ghost from causing even more disruptions, there is a shrine to Bobby in the back of the theatre filled with children’s toys and other odd-and-end items. To learn more about this spooky place in New Mexico,
Are there any spooky places in New Mexico you would add to this day trip? If so, tell us and other travelers about the haunted destination in the comments!
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