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La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM
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Yes, as others have stated, it is not clearly marked but that is half the fun honestly. You need to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Fe, New Mexico
No fees, no frills, good hiking and viewing

Worth visiting if you like a little hiking. You can choose to do as much or as little as you'd... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM

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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, as others have stated, it is not clearly marked but that is half the fun honestly. You need to be adventurous and poke around some, you will be amazed that suddenly you are seeing petroglyphs, large and small, around so many corners and tucked...More

Thank hunterlee1084
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting if you like a little hiking. You can choose to do as much or as little as you'd like.

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We enjoyed our hike out to the petroglyphs. The scramble up the lava rock to actually see them was worth the effort, but I did keep wondering when a snake was going to get me. We thought the petroglyphs were wonderful and really enjoyed seeing...More

Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you go bring extra water and check your position v the road periodically. It is easy to lose the trail but easy to get down even if you do as long as you are oriented. The uphill scramble is more effort than it is...More

Thank 100QA
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our friends hike La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site from time to time. This was an imaginable experience for me. I only saw pictures of petroglyphs in books. To do this and see these petroglyphs was a highlight of the vacation for me. The hike can be...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our decision to walk through the Petroglyph Site was last minute but worth it. The "trail" required you to pick through the rocks as you climb upward. I am in good shape but not young and I was able to enjoy the climb. If you...More

1  Thank Priscilla F
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very interesting ! Amazing that these images have lasted to stand the tests of time for us to still get to go see and appreciate. Definitely go for the (relatively easy) hike and see all the wonderful images

Thank Awoodman87
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a great hike/wander with tons of petroglyphs on tall lava rock walls. The trail is a bit harrowing - i highly recommend using a pole on the way down, but our group of seniors did just fine. As others have stated, there are...More

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is totally free! Want to see some of the local history in Santa Fe area? Then head here. The hike starts out really flat, but you realize about half a mile down the trail you will be headed up. The hike up can be...More

Thank paul_the_wxguru
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a fairly remote place outside of Santa Fe and well worth a trip. We have seen isolated petroglyphs but never this abundance of symbols in one area. Take time to reflect on the people that created these masterpieces.

Thank snowbirdmaine
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Dale S
what are the hours of operation?
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
Brandon T
How old are these petroglyphs?
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.
Gloria V
Yes, I would like to know about this site
30 May 2015|
Response from garycascio | Reviewed this property |
Could you be more specific? What would you like to know?