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Puye Cliff Dwellings

300 Hwy 30, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-917-6650
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Don't Pass on Puye Cliffs

This was a serene visit as we had the place pretty much to ourselves on a weekday morning. As you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tarin W
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Los Angeles, California
Wonderful Exploration of History

Our tour of the Puye Cliff Dwellings was outstanding. Our guide, Simon, took our small group of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanie K
,
New Orleans, Louisiana
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The ancestral home of the Santa Clara people may be visited by guided tour to the ruin sites.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“santa clara” (69 reviews)
“adventure tour” (35 reviews)
“pottery shards” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
300 Hwy 30, Espanola, NM 87532
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+1 505-917-6650
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"santa clara"
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"adventure tour"
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"welcome center"
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"harvey house"
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"native guide"
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"american woman"
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"guided walk"
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"young guide"
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"gas station"
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"ancient past"
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"answered every question"
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"great tour"
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"climb down"
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"mesa verde"
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"an excellent guide"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a serene visit as we had the place pretty much to ourselves on a weekday morning. As you drive into the parking lot you can see the cliffs in the distance which is impressive but it can't match getting up close and personal...More

Thank Tarin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the Puye Cliff Dwellings was outstanding. Our guide, Simon, took our small group of three for our one hour tour that turned into 3 hours. He was knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining. We learned so very much about the ancient people who lived...More

Thank Jeanie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique and interesting tour of the cliff dwellings and ruins of this ancient Pueblo. Our guide was very informative and responsive as we walked and climbed the cliff side to the mesa and back down again. Look for some petroglyphs and cave paintings among the...More

Thank Matty O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent guide - thanks Cheyenne - who gave us wonderful insights into the site with knowledge, charm and humor. I finally learned why taking pot shards is so much more important than it ever seemed to me (short version, its a sacrilege)....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ancestors of Santa Clara Pueblo occupied this mesa from the 900s to 1580 A.D. Ten of us with a tour guide climbed up the trail to visit and learn. From the dwellings we ascended to the plateau above to structures built on top. We...More

Thank rvr2mtn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked in the Native Americans foot steps back in the 7 th century. Amazing views. So happy I stopped to visit. What a National treasure.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! Elijah gave us a really interesting tour of a fascinating place. Do not miss this!

Thank ggfcress
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the pueblos and his ancestors. We were glad we found this hidden treasure.

Thank Allen L
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visited with family and had an interesting and informative time. There is a little museum and film that tells about the area native American culture. They drive you up to the top and you can either ride back down after the tour or climb...More

Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The people are super friendly from a nearby Pueblo and have all the answers to all your questions. I was trying to get my children to ask the questions, but I did most of the talking. There is a gift shop and a small museum....More

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Anne D
27 September 2017|
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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
Just show up. The tours are not always avaiable. Tour leaders seemed to be few in number. You can walk up yourself, but the goal is the top of the mesa which is a bit of a walk without knowing what you are seeing.. Groups of... More
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Alane A
7 August 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
You're supposed to be accompanied by a tribal guide, but sometimes if they have no other clients, they'll let you walk around on your own. I don't remember how much we payed, but there are 3 different tours to chose from... More
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Carmen E
25 March 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, it's fine. When I was 2 years old my dad was carrying me on his back in one of those baby carrying things, and climbing up ladders in Bandelier. As long as you put him in a baby carrier it should be fine. But I would... More
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