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La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

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Address: Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM
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What a rewarding hike! I didn't know I had it in me.

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 long or shorter depending on your physical condition. Between the change in elevation and the... More 

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Albany, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 don't want to climb there are Petroglyphs to be seen on the lower part of... More 

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Thank Priscilla F
Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Awoodman87
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 no facilities here - go before you come. I recommend sturdy hiking shoes all times... More 

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Thank Dorothy H
Austin, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 tiring for those from lower altitudes not used to thin air and climbing. Hiking shoes... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank snowbirdmaine
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This afternoon we drove to the petroglyph site and took the hike to see the glyphs high on the side of a bluff. They were amazing. It's incredible that peoples so long ago did this art work. I'm always in awe of their work. There are lots of glyphs. Just keep looking. A few comments: - the bluffs are magnificent... More 

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Thank MikeB1952
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

great to do an easter eggs search all year long while having a nice chunk of physical effort. so close to Santa Fe and so little visitors

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and I (both active senior citizens) hiked up to see this petroglyph site on a sunny day in January 2017. The hike to the hillside was easy. And, the hike up the rocky hillside to see the petroglyphs wasn't too bad either. However, it was a bit more difficult coming down the hillside. I wished that I had... More 

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Peyton, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

For all the years we've been going to Santa Fe, we did not know this existed, and this close to town!! As my husband seemed bored by the same ole things we always did in Santa Fe, I got on Trip Advisor to see what local points of interest were in and around Santa Fe. We decided this would be... More 

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