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Short walk with interesting ruins and petroglyphs

In just a 20 minute walk you can see some interesting ruins and some nice petroglyphs. Definitely... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Bangor, Maine
A Little More Recent History

Though the Petrified Forest is millions of years old, evidence of more recent human residency can... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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20,4 Miles North of Rainbow Forest Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

Puerco Pueblo we would rank as the third best trail to hike. It is easy, little undulation or elevation gain. This trail is entirely in the open, subject to full sun, so wear sunscreen, hat, good boots. The petroglyphs are the key to see. These...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

A must see. It was amazing to visit and imagine life back in history, so many years ago. The rangers are very informative and helpful, and will answer any questions you have. Be sure to hunt for the petroglyphs on the rocks nearby!

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed April 11, 2018

In just a 20 minute walk you can see some interesting ruins and some nice petroglyphs. Definitely worth the stop and a stretch of the legs. Hard to imagine a small village existing here as dry and barren as the landscape looked while we were...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Though the Petrified Forest is millions of years old, evidence of more recent human residency can be found. This site has some recreated foundation of a village, an small enclosed room that has some displays explaining the human history of the area, and three spots...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a short trails to see the ruins and hieroglyphs. There is a small shelter with exhibits. It is worth the time to take the walk and enjoy the scenery.

Thank D M
Reviewed November 25, 2017

This was an interesting stop along the drive through the Petrified Forest National Park. A very short walk lets you see ruins of ancestral Puebloan homes. It's amazing to imagine that people actually lived here between 1250 and 1380 and if you close your eyes...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

One of the better Petrified Forest NP stops. Solstice alignment on rocks is especially interesting. Small exhibit building is informative.

Thank packcal p
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Best place in the Petrified Forest National Park to view petroglyphs up close plus walk through native ruins.

Thank am89074
Reviewed October 4, 2017

This short, about 1/3 of a mile walk features ruins of Puebloan homes from the 12 and 1300's, as well as some interesting petroglyphs. It is a lovely chance to get out of the car and stretch those legs, while seeing some interesting history.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This walk was so worth it! The rest of my family did not complete the loop and boy were they sorry they didn't . I was so happy to get to see the petroglyphs a lot closer than Newspaper Rock. I got some great pictures...More

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