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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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)?