Haunted Places in Taos, New Mexico



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    Kit Carson Home and Museum

    Taos, New Mexico

    At the Kit Carson Home and Museum, folks say frontiersman Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson himself still lingers in spirit.


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    Laguna Vista Lodge

    Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    20 miles from Taos, NM

    The Historic Saloon at Laguna Vista Lodge dates back to 1898, and was frequented by the crew working on the movie Lonesome Dove. On exhibit here are gold nuggets from the old mining days, used in long-ago casino bets. The upstairs portion of the original hotel was once a brothel, ...


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    Urraca Mesa

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    32 miles from Taos, NM

    Rumored to be a "gateway to Hell", the place is said to have once had several cat totems distributed around. The cat totems were said to guard the gates and as long as they remained in place, the gateway could not open. According to legend, the cat ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    36.9 miles from Taos, NM

    There are as many ghost stories as there are rooms at the St. James Hotel. People have reported numerous happenings, from objects being moved, including all the silverware from a table being reportedly moved and piled in the middle after it was set, to haunted apparitions of several different ...


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    Espanola Police Station

    Española, New Mexico

    39.7 miles from Taos, NM

    Policemen at the Espanola Police Station watching the Sally Port on the security cameras were surprised to see the ghostly immage of a human figure walking through a locked, gated and secured area without triggering any alarms. The policemen say they have experienced other strange things at the station, such ...


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    Dawson Cemetery

    Raton, New Mexico

    47.9 miles from Taos, NM

    The ghost town of Dawson was once a large coal mining town. In the early 1900's, a decade apart two separate mining disasters struck the town, and killed more than 400 men. The cemetery is filled with crosses that mark the graves of these men, row after row ...


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    Steam Train Hotel

    Antonito, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Taos, NM

    This 1911 historic hotel is reputed to be haunted, and features two guest rooms with their own resident ghost. The brick building is also believed to be haunted by a hovering cloud, which has been observed making its way between rooms before disappearing into the inoperable elevator shaft. (Submitted by ...


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    River's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Antonito, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Taos, NM

    River’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is haunted by Annie, and possibly others. Witnesses have seen the little girl named Annie, and heard her laughing and playing. Voices of a man and woman also have been heard, and the spirits have answered questions posed by ghost investigators. Annie's fingerprints in flour ...


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    River's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Antonito, Colorado

    52.1 miles from Taos, NM

    Three ghosts are believed to haunt this historic bed and breakfast. The first is a gentleman in a suit, who has been seen in the rooms of guests and in the front parlour room. Cigar smoke is often smelt when there is no one around. The other two apparitions seen ...


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    Watrous Valley Ranch

    Watrous, New Mexico

    53.5 miles from Taos, NM

    The ranch was built for the 'Pony Express' in the mid 1800's. Two of the owners committed suicide, and ever since, there has been a sad presence in the house. Residents alone in the house have awoken to shot gun blasts and other unexplained noises, and an apparition of a ...


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  • Haunted Corazon
    F. Dean Sneed
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    Coronado Building

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.7 miles from Taos, NM

    This building was originally the old courthouse, but has since been converted to an office facility. The hanging's carried out here were done from the tree in front of the building. Screams, moans and maniacal laughter have been reported by night workers and passer-by's, as well as terrifying apparition's that ...


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    Grant Corner Inn - Andrew Smith Gallery

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.7 miles from Taos, NM

    People claim that objects fall of shelves, that footsteps are often heard when no one is around, and doors that slam on their own. Most of the haunting appears to be confined to the second floor.


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    Old St. Vincent's Hospital - Drury Inn

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.7 miles from Taos, NM

    Babies crying and the sounds of someone running down the halls are claimed to be the major haunting that occurs at this Drury Inn.


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    La Posada de Santa Fe

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.7 miles from Taos, NM

    This hotel is allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the mansion, Julia Staab, who died after sinking into a deep and enduring depression following the death of one of her children. Full body apparitions, items flying off shelves and other ghostly happening are all said to have occurred ...


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    Palace of the Governors

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.7 miles from Taos, NM

    Wails and screams have been heard coming out of 1600's government building, but upon investigation, nothing is found. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    La Fonda Hotel

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.8 miles from Taos, NM

    Reportedly haunted by several different apparitions. One who is dubbed "The Judge" and prone to swooping through the hallways. In addition there is an oft-reported sighting of a man who walks through the dining room and jumps into a hole and disappears. The sight of the "hole" is ...


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    La Casa Mas Antigua

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54 miles from Taos, NM

    Rumoured to date back to the thirteenth century, this humble abode is supposedly haunted by a pair of sisters dating back to when the building served as a private residence, as well as a soldier looking for his missing head. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Montezuma Castle

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    54.4 miles from Taos, NM

    The current Montezuma Castle Hotel is built on top of two separate hotels which previously burnt down. There have been several reports of hauntings here. Opera music is heard when no one is around, and the ghost of the former proprietor walks around the hotel's corridors at night. After the ...


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    Romeo Town Hall

    Romeo, Colorado

    57.5 miles from Taos, NM

    People have reported feeling uneasy while inside this rural town hall, which was formerly a private residence. Others claim to have had objects thrown at them by a vengeful spirit and have heard unusual noises during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bandelier National Monument

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    57.9 miles from Taos, NM

    Bandelier National Monument preserves the land and homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People who lived from 1150 to 1600 CE. It was designated as a national monument by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and was named for Swiss anthropologist Adolph Bandelier. It is rumored to be haunted by ghost lights, ...


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  • Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Historic Plaza Hotel

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    59.5 miles from Taos, NM

    Byron T. Mills, the hotel's former owner and town mayor, is the famous friendly ghost here. Although he passed away at the Elks Lodge in 1947, it is believed that his spirit lingers in Room 310 of his hotel. Reports say that behind the desk is kept a photograph of ...


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    Foster's Hotel Restaurant and Saloon

    Chama, New Mexico

    65.5 miles from Taos, NM

    The 1800s Foster's Hotel Restaurant and Saloon is rumored to be very popular with the spirit set. One ghost is believed to be an 1800s woman who was poisoned after being elected a judge, and was found dead here the next morning. Witnesses have heard the sound of a woman ...


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    Legal Tender

    Lamy, New Mexico

    66.3 miles from Taos, NM

    Reported to be haunted by a handful of ghosts including Ramon or "the man in black" who is alleged to have been shot at the saloon. Another ghost who frequently appears is "the Lady in White" who spends her afterlife gliding amid the tables, however who she is and ...


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    Casa Lemus Parking Lot

    Raton, New Mexico

    71.1 miles from Taos, NM

    Sept 4, 2016 about 2AM. Car alarm went off in parking lot. Looked through hotel room window, nobody in lot. Then saw full body apparition walking from area where car alarm was going off. Head and shoulders in clear plain view as a dark shadow, remainder of body was translucent. ...


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    Shuler Theater

    Raton, New Mexico

    71.6 miles from Taos, NM

    Cold spots and noises without confirmed explanations appear to make up the bulk of the haunted happenings here.


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    Los Cerrillos

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    73.8 miles from Taos, NM

    This town appears on every single ghost website around. Actual information about exactly how it's haunted is a lot harder to come by. Apparently it's haunted just because everyone says it's haunted. If we manage to pop in our next haunted road trip, maybe we'll be able ...


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    Nino's Mexican Restaurant

    Alamosa, Colorado

    75 miles from Taos, NM

    This atmospheric restaurant is housed inside an old hotel, and is rumoured to be haunted by a variety of ghosts. Staff and diners have reported lights turning on and off of their own accord, the apparition of a cowboy and a ghostly presence that brushes past them in the ...


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    Porter Real Estate Building

    Alamosa, Colorado

    75 miles from Taos, NM

    Rumoured to be a former hospital, a long dead patient allegedly still roams the halls after dark. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jemez State Monument

    Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    75.9 miles from Taos, NM

    Jemez State Monument, the ruins of an ancient pueblo and a 17th-century Spanish mission, is said to be haunted by many apparitions: priests, Native Americans and Spanish settlers. Visitors often hear disembodied footsteps as they walk among the ruins, and ghost lights are said to appear late at night.


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    Madrid, New Mexico

    Madrid, New Mexico

    76.4 miles from Taos, NM

    The entire town is said to be haunted. Cowboys escort a fine lady up mainstreet, the ghost of the famed "Weeping Woman" appears in the canyons, and numerous other apparitions have been spotted here.


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez

    New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    The Mine Shaft Tavern

    Madrid, New Mexico

    76.5 miles from Taos, NM

    The original Mine Shaft Tavern was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1945. The current one has been operating since 1947 and is rumored to be haunted by a spirit who has developed an attachment to employee there. According to the employee, it greeted her with a stroke on the ...


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    Tarabino Inn

    Trinidad, Colorado

    79.2 miles from Taos, NM

    This inn was originally built in 1907 by the Italian Tarabino brothers. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly lady wearing a gown; she is seen most often at the bottom of the stairs. Phantom cigar smoke and the sound of footsteps also have been reported.


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    Francisco Fort Museum

    La Veta, Colorado

    82.2 miles from Taos, NM

    The Francisco Fort Museum is an 1862 adobe plaza complete with a saloon, a school, a blacksmith shop and many relics from Native Americans, settlers, farmers, ranchers and miners. Some say it has a ghostly floating lady in white in its west wing, a haunted piano that plays music by ...


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    The Skyline Lodge

    Del Norte, Colorado

    84.1 miles from Taos, NM

    The 3-story lodge, built in 1945 in this little gold-mining town, is said to be haunted by Little Eva, a teenaged prostitute who was shot by the wife of a miner. She is allegedely buried here, under an unmarked concrete slab in a nearby field. Please be mindful that theh ...


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    Santa Ana Star Casino

    Bernalillo, New Mexico

    92.9 miles from Taos, NM

    I have worked here on graveyard shift for a little over 3 years and have heard many stories. Last night a co-worker came up to me and was visually shaken. He said he was in an older part of the building were customers can't access and distinctly herd a little ...


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    Windsor Hotel

    Del Norte, Colorado

    97.9 miles from Taos, NM

    Windsor hotel was once a lively place, established in 1874. Cowboys, settlers, and European settlers passed through the Windsor hotel. A lady named Maude came through the San Luis Valley and arrived in Del Norte Colorado.her means of the stay where rather joyful........ Well at the beginning. Her and ...


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    Rancho de Corrales

    Corrales, New Mexico

    100 miles from Taos, NM

    A tragic family affair (literally) is the rumored source of the haunting at this former hacienda. The young son of the Embert family shot and killed a young woman who was rumored to be the father's mistress. Discord and strife settled into the family and some years later, ...


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    Haunted Hill - Menaul Boulevard

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    103.6 miles from Taos, NM

    People claim to hear screaming, footsteps and the sound of something being dragged across the ground into the mountains.


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    Abandoned Insane Asylum

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    104.8 miles from Taos, NM

    Black mists are said to rise from the site and horrible feelings of oppression were claimed to be felt at this abandoned asylum. The asylum was on private property, and the owners got so sick of trespassers that they finally tore it down. Although this site is gone, there ...


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    Spruce Lodge

    South Fork, Colorado

    104.9 miles from Taos, NM

    The haunted rooms at this lodge are 1, 6, and 7. Some of the strange things that happen here include a little girl ghost who peers out of an upstairs window, doors that open and close on their own, voices, footsteps, lights that go on and off, and a woman's ...


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  • Haunted Houses
    Corinne May Botz
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    La Llorona - Albuquerque Arroyos

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    106.7 miles from Taos, NM

    One of the numerous "Weeping Woman" ghosts that haunt the southwest, La Llorona is the hispanic boogey-woman. She appears everywhere and the story is always the same: a woman drowns her child in a river/lake/ocean/pond/drainage ditch/bathtub and then spends all eternity weeping for her lost child and searching ...


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    Park Inn by Radisson

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    106.8 miles from Taos, NM

    Ghostly noises, scratching sounds and screaming can all be heard at the Park Inn. It is rumored that in the 70's a wife discovered her husband was having an affair so she followed him to the hotel, killed him and his mistress and then herself in the bathroom. ...


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    Desert Sands Motel

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.1 miles from Taos, NM

    Cold spots, voices being heard (in a motel, no way!), the television turning on and off by itself and other eerie events occur at the Desert Sands.


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    Children's Psychiatric Center - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.2 miles from Taos, NM

    Dirty footprints, water faucets turning on and off, doors locking and unlocking themselves and shadow figures have been witnessed by the workers at this hospital.


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    San Pedro Public Library

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.3 miles from Taos, NM

    A spectral voice speaks to patrons.


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    Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.3 miles from Taos, NM

    Voices, crying and ghostly lights are said to appear in the hallways of the hospital.


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    Johnson Gym - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.7 miles from Taos, NM

    Reportedly haunted by a girl who committed suicide. Considering every university has the rumor of the girl who hanged herself, it should probably be placed in the "dubious" file.


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    Wool Warehouse Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.2 miles from Taos, NM

    An unidentified ghost of a man in a black suit haunts the backstage area and a certain table in this historic building. Built in 1929, the building lies in the old railroad district of Albuquerque. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Casa Esencia - Salvador Armijo House

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.2 miles from Taos, NM

    The old Salvador Armijo House is now a hotel named "Casa Esencia". Many who have worked there throughout the years have reported experiencing the sensation of being touched, hearing voices and strange noises and other ghostly activities. This building is almost two centuries old, and is haunted by many ghosts ...


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    High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.3 miles from Taos, NM

    Housed inside a former private home built between 1750 and 1785, the restaurant and saloon have been around since 1974. Rumor has it that the place once housed a gambling parlor and brothel, a furniture store, and a rental apartment. A ghostly lady in a white dress is said to ...


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