Please email us when you leave Santa Fe or Chama so we will know what time to expect you. We are 2 hours from Santa Fe and Chama. Cell phone service ends at the start of Forest Road 151.

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From Albuquerque take Highway 25 north to Santa Fe. From Santa Fe take Highway 285/84 north to Española. In Espanola, cross the Rio Grande River and use Route 84 going north. Continue north on Highway 84 towards Abiquiù and Chama. Half a mile after Mile Marker 227, there are two signs: "Forest Road 151" and "Monastery 13 miles." Turn left.


From Chama, New Mexico: take Highway 84 South towards Abiquiù and Española. You will pass the Echo Amphitheater on your right. Look for Mile Marker 228 on your right. After Mile Marker 228, there are two signs: "Forest Road 151" and "Monastery 13 miles." Turn right.

Monastery Sign

On Road 151 continue west 8 miles until you come to a bridge on the left.  The combination to the bridge's locked gate and instructions on how to unlock the gate will be sent to you via email.

Skull Bridge Gate

This is the view from the road about two miles from the ranch. Entrance into the canyon is a left turn up ahead.

Road to Gallina Canyon