New Mexico October 14, 2019
There’s No Better Way To Celebrate Halloween In New Mexico Than With These 6 Ghost Walks
Is it just us or is the air feeling a little more
chilling this time of year? Sure, the temperatures are dropping and winter weather is mere weeks away from settling in, but Halloween is also just around the corner. That might explain why the air has made us shiver as we get deeper into October.
If you want to bump up those eerie feelings and perhaps even feel a chill in your blood, then embarking on a ghost walk may do the trick. Check out these six ghost walks you can participate in for a spine-tingling good time.
1. Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk (Albuquerque)
We love this ghost tour’s play on the city’s name, but this is also a great opportunity to spend more than an hour an a half listening to the creepy tales of Albuquerque’s past. Tours begin at 8 p.m. and lead you into haunted sites, like the KiMo Theater and the old Bernalillo County Courthouse. How many specters do you think you’ll encounter?
Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
2. Ghost Tour of Old Town (Albuquerque)
Follow the guide’s flickering lantern for some spooky tales of Albuquerque’s 300-plus year history. This particular tour focuses on Old Town, a historic area of the city where spirits are said to still linger in window ledges and alleyways.
Tours of Old Town
3. Legends by Lantern Light Tour (Cimarron)
Evenings can be especially chilly in Cimarron, but nothing will chill you to the bone quite like the historical tales of this Wild West town. Your guide will carry a lantern and tell stories about outlaws, hotel ghosts, and more - all while dressed in 1850s garb for an added touch of flair.
Legends by Lantern Light
4. La Morena Walking Tours (Mesilla)
Southern New Mexico is home to some especially spooky stories, and its proximity to the border means there is a heavier influence of Mexican ghost stories as well. The La Morena Walking Tour features a variety of tours customized for each group, held both day and night. The ghost tours are especially chilling, as you’ll hear sinister stories of specters haunting restaurants and churches. You can also expect to hear the petrifying legend of La Llorona, the Wailing Woman. Tour guide Preciliana also guarantees to scare the bejesus out of participants before the tour ends, so be prepared!
La Morena Walking Tours
5. The Original Santa Fe Ghost Tour (Santa Fe)
Operating since 1993, these ghost tours will take you inside some of Santa Fe’s most haunted places, including the La Fonda Hotel and La Posada Hotel. If you’re feeling especially brave, you can book a three-hour Mega Ghost Tour where you may bump into more than 20 ghosts!
The Original Santa Fe Ghost Tour
6. Ghosts of Taos (Taos)
The old town of Taos has been home to many infamous residents and a mysterious hum, so you can bet there’s something otherworldly lurking in the shadows here. This particular tour will take you around town to explore some reportedly haunted places, such as the old Taos County Court House and Teresina Lane.
Ghosts of Taos
Those certainly look opportunities for a hair-raising good time, don’t you think? Have you had a chance to embark on any of these ghost tours? We definitely want to hear about your experience! Leave us a comment below or on the
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