Petroglyphs near La Cinegilla Land Grant

  • May 11, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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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.

 

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  • Raylene

    Fabulous outing!! Great place to explore.

    May 13, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Had a great time.

    May 13, 2013

  • JuliaP

    It was great. Can't wait to see everyone's photos.

    May 11, 2013

  • Jerry W. K.

    Fantastic meetup, I enjoyed every minute of it!

    May 11, 2013

  • Liz B

    Thanks for a great trip.

    May 11, 2013

  • Helen

    I had a great time! Thank you for arranging this outing!

    May 11, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Need meeyup sign s for host so they can be found. Next time...

    May 11, 2013

    • Anne H.

      Thanks for organizing this. I hadn't heard of this place before.

      May 11, 2013

  • Wanda

    Goons have to cancel.. Having doggie issues to deal with.

    May 10, 2013

    • Liz B

      hope the pups are ok

      May 11, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Hi All, Call me if you get lost or running late...505-920-4347.
    I can take 5-6 with me in my van. I will have maps for all at the Target.

    Anne where are you going to be to meet up with us?

    I will try to do this trip later this summer or next Fall. Joan

    May 10, 2013

  • Liz B

    please note i have another person coming with me.(Me, Peter, Julia)

    May 9, 2013

    • Liz B

      Just to Clarify..Julia will be driving up with me and my guest.

      May 10, 2013

  • Richard R.

    I would like to find out what some of the past Meet Up have been. I may have some suggestions. I spent 4 months last year touring NM and staying at state parks. Some of the stuff I shot can be seen at www.AmericasBackroad.com

    May 10, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Welcome Richard! If you go to the calendar tab and use the back arrow to go to past months you can see what we have done in the past and see the photos posted for each outing.

      May 10, 2013

  • Ron

    Sorry I have to cancel, I was so looking forward to meeting everyone. Ongoing orthopedic issues will not allow me to attend, unfortunately.

    May 10, 2013

    • Raylene

      Hi Ron! Sorry you won't be joining us! Were you able to go on the Gila camping trip?? Haven't been in touch with Carol since the return to get the run-down on the events. Rest well!!

      May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately something came up so I can't make it. Better luck next time.

    May 10, 2013

  • JuliaP

    Attending with Liz B.

    May 10, 2013

  • Anne H.

    I have to run an errand early and its north of town. Is it ok to meet you there ?

    May 9, 2013

    • Joan S.

      Where are you talking about?

      May 9, 2013

    • Anne H.

      Petroglyphs

      May 9, 2013

  • Renee

    I have added 5 more spots at Joan's request! Hope everyone has a great time! :-)

    May 7, 2013

  • Raylene

    Thank you Joan!! See you Saturday -

    May 7, 2013

  • JP

    Unfortunately I can't make it, have been detailed out east for work. I hope another meet up (same venue) is in the works. Enjoy!

    May 6, 2013

  • Raylene

    Any word on the "waitlist"? Thank you!

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting some of you.

    May 6, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Hi All,
    Thankyou for responding to my inquiry about possibly changing the trip date. I will not be changing the trip date since it seems it is allready a good day for every one...

    Please add sunscreen to your list of gear. I just found out the real need of sunscreen, I got fried on saturday...Yikes.

    If you are running late on Saturday or have concerns call me,[masked]-4347.

    See you then...
    Joan

    May 6, 2013

  • Vin L

    Oops, just realized that I double booked; going to see arches - sorry

    May 5, 2013

  • Anne H.

    I could still go

    April 24, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Sorry, I can only go Saturday.

    April 24, 2013

  • Jerry W. K.

    Hi Joan, That would not be a problem for me, I'm flexable.

    Jerry

    April 24, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Hi Y'All,

    this is just a question: IF,(only IF) I moved the trip to the next day, Sunday, would that be an issue????
    I just found out about a conference I probably should be at, but don't have to be there.
    I do not want to mess things up for all of you either...

    Send your responses to me @ [masked], not to the whole group, please.

    Joan

    April 24, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Yes would like very much to attend

    April 23, 2013

  • D.G. H.

    Won't be moved to Abq, until late May.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joan, Thank you for the message. I mixed this hike up with Ranger Jenn's hike. Being from SF, I have been on La Cinegilla hikes several times. Nice picture above. Wish I could take pictures like that. Maybe in the future.

    April 16, 2013

  • Renee

    I added a couple of photos that Joan provided to give people a better idea of what to expect.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks for planning this special outing. And thank you for warning my dog that she could hurt her little feet. Wish we could go. Maybe on my own (with a buddy) when I have to go to ABQ for something, like a concert.

    April 15, 2013

  • Helen

    We look forward to this special outing! Thank you!

    April 15, 2013

  • Joan S.

    I will have maps for the drivers of the vehicles. You might bring your wide angle & macro (Mike) lenses. It is a really amazing place!

    April 15, 2013

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