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La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM
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Wonderful

This is very close to the Santa Fe airport. The parking lot is easy to find. More often then not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alec D
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Seattle, Washington
Another Hidden Gem!

Who knew that you could see fabulous petroglyphs practically within city limits! They are only a... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
818purat
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very close to the Santa Fe airport. The parking lot is easy to find. More often then not there are very few people at the site. The petroglyphs are beautiful. They can be a little challenging to find. Follow the signs and ask...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Who knew that you could see fabulous petroglyphs practically within city limits! They are only a short walk from your car, but then you need to climb the rock faces to see them. The site is largely undeveloped but once you get to the ridge...More

1  Thank 818purat
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

unsurpassed variety of petroglyphs made even more fun by coming upon them unexpectedly. Unlike other reviewers, I found the hike along the ridge to be quite vigorous and would advise having walking poles to provide balance.

1  Thank Beachcrest
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

It was nice to walk through the area, with good vistas all around. The rock art was not easy to spot - you definitely need a guide to show you where it is.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

These petroglyphs are awesome Here is how to find them after you park Follow the trail (White arrows) to the left you’ll go along the fence for about 1/2 mile you’ll reach an opening in the fence that is made to go through - go...More

4  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nice hiking trails, not too difficult. The petroglyphs are OK but the hiking and the views are worth the visit. We did see 2 roadrunners here.

1  Thank Bobwis
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Completely not managed by rangers actively. You just park, walk, and go find the petroglyphs amongst the hills around you. Really, really neat. Sometimes you will just come around a rock and find a treasure trove of petroglyphs.

1  Thank MileHighJacket
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Nice hike with AMAZING petroglyphs. Good for all levels. Would be nice to have some more info about them.

1  Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We are so happy someone told us about the incredible pretroglyph site in Santa Fe! We took a quick drive over, parked our VW bus, hiked about ten minutes with our dog and kitten to the top and poof, we were surrounded by curious stone...More

2  Thank TheLillsdotcom
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We hiked up to the petroglyphs on a rainy day, and I was nervous after reading some of the reviews. It was not too difficult.

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Dale S
4 March 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
There is a gravel parking area on the west side of the road and a BLM sign. I do not recall any posted hours...we got there about 8 a.m. and there were folks coming off the walking trail then. I would suggest you need to... More
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Brandon T
3 February 2017|
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Response from Ginny A | Reviewed this property |
Some are recent fakes/copies. Most are more than 700 years old. There are no interpretive signs, so research before you go.
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Gloria V
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Response from garycascio | Reviewed this property |
Could you be more specific? What would you like to know?
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