It was founded in the early 1700's, and by 1730 was the third-largest settlement in Spanish Nuevo Mexico.
Today, it is primarily known as the location of Ghost Ranch - an enormous expanse of rugged landscape characterised with red sandstone rock formations, cliffs, and mountains. The landscape of the town and surrounding area is considered an exemplary model of wild desert beauty, and has been used in numerous films.
People Born in Abiquiu
Abiquiu in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 1990 to film scenes of the movie City Slickers. I returned in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Brothers.
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Brothers.
Ruth Wilson: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie The Lone Ranger.