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La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM
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An interesting hike with petroglyphs.

Nice parking with a well identified trail towards the petroglyphs. A very nice hike with a fairly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
It ancient and you have it all to yourself

Seriously, New Mexico is amazing. Here you have thousands of ancient petroglyphs less than a mile... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Leslie M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice parking with a well identified trail towards the petroglyphs. A very nice hike with a fairly steep, rocky climb to the summit.

Thank Larrito41
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Seriously, New Mexico is amazing. Here you have thousands of ancient petroglyphs less than a mile from a paved road, 20 minutes from Santa Fe, with mesa-top hiking, dog friendly, and you will probably be the only person there.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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 20 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 15 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 20 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 14 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 28 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
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Dale S
3 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
2 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
29 May 2015|
Response from garycascio | Reviewed this property |
Could you be more specific? What would you like to know?