This Petroglyph Site is west of Santa Fe on the north edge of the La Cinegilla Land Grant on BLM Land. There are hundreds of petroglyphs-- walls of images and lots of time to check them all out. At the top is a “bird’s eye view of Santa Fe and the area.
The terrain is pretty steep, with lots of loose volcanic talus, to get up to the petroglyphs!!
It is only the distance of say climbing to the height of a 2 story building, but it is at a steep grade, up and down.
If you have trouble navigating rough terrain or have breathing problems, please think about your limits.
I don’t recommend that children less than 16 come on this trip as it can be hard to watch them and enjoy the place. Please no dogs as the terrain is precarious & volcanic rocks can cut the pads of the dog’s paw.”
Participants should have very good hiking boots, pack with water, Hat, good gloves (rough hot rocks), hiking stick or mono pod for stability, and of course your camera. Go Slow and take your time, please.
I expect we will be back by 1pm, at latest.
Suggest $10.00 per person to driver of the carpool vehicle.
Directions to the petroglyph site ( 666 Paseo Real, Santa Fe, NM):
I-25 North to Santa Fe, Exit 271 (3rd exit ??? after topping La Bahada Hill)
Left at the stop sign, go over bridge into La Cienega, you are on Entrada La Cienega.
Go to 2nd stop sign, where the road makes a T. Turn Right, this is Los Pinos Rd., aka Sfc 54.
It winds and turns and finally goes up a hill to an open area, when you cross the cattle guard you are in La Cineguilla Land Grant.
Keep going, when you start going downhill, slow down, the road will abruptly make a right hand turn, go about a half mile and you will see a parking area on the left side with a wooden fence around it.
On the north side is a turnstile entrance. The escarpment to your left (west)is the best one to see the petroglyphs. Walk around to it on the lower level and then go up. You can rock jump along the escarpment to see the petros. You cannot see them from the bottom you have to go up to them.