Sep 022015
 
Rinconada Canyon, Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque.

Share It!Watch our video for a walking tour through the petroglyphs   Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers. Located just off of I-40 on the western side of Albuquerque, Rinconada Canyon offers up to 400 petroglyphs in [Read More]

Sep 022015
 
The Gila Cliff Dwellings

Share It! Make the drive through the Gila National Forest up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Wind your way through pine trees, beautiful vistas and rock formations to reach the Gila Cliff Dwellings.   Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Hear the voices of the ancestors on the wind as you traverse the winding trail up to the dwellings. Silently commune with all that is in this ancient and magical place. No doubt many sacred ceremonies [Read More]

Jun 102013
 
Highway 53, The Ancient Way, in Western New Mexico

Share It!On the Road – Highway 53, The Ancient Way, in Western New Mexico We have been camped on the Acoma Reservation for five days. Yesterday we took a Sunday drive into Grants (just fifteen miles) and then went south on Highway 53 (also known as the Ancient Way) toward El Morro in Cibola County, New Mexico, about another forty miles. The drive south from Grants quickly became increasingly more cool and beautiful as we left the heat and lower elevation and continued a high and steady climb up. Pines [Read More]

May 022012
 
Pueblo Peoples on the Pajarito Plateau: Archaeology and Efficiency

Share It!Friends of Coronado State Monument Lecture Series Pueblo Peoples on the Pajarito Plateau: Archaeology and Efficiency Who:  Dr. David E. Stuart is a professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico and award-winning author and lecturer. His publications include: "Prehistoric New Mexico" (1981), "The Magic of Bandelier National Monument" (1989), "Anasazi America" (2000), and "The Ancient Southwest" (2008). Synopsys:  Dr. Stuart's talk, "Pueblo Peoples on the Pajarito Plateau: Archaeology and Efficiency," will be about the people who lived in Chaco Canyon. The society that existed in Chaco Canyon was [Read More]

Apr 172012
 
Fee-free National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Share It!Fee-free National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Picture yourself at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument for free!  During National Park Week, April 21-29, ALL 397 of your national parks offer free admission, all week long.  The staff at Gila Cliff Dwellings invites you to enjoy the 1-mile roundtrip trail to visit the over-700-year-old structures at Gila Cliff Dwellings.  In addition, Western National Parks Association will offer a 15 % discount on merchandise in the store at the Gila Visitor Center throughout the [Read More]

Jan 222012
 
Hikes Available at Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Share It!Hikes Available at Prehistoric Trackways National Monument  LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Prehistoric Trackways National Monument is now offering guided hikes to Discovery Site where 2,500 slabs of trackways were excavated by citizen scientist Jerry MacDonald and now make up the Jerry MacDonald Paleozoic Trackways collection at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The trackways contain footprints of numerous amphibians, reptiles, and insects (including previously unknown species), plants, and petrified wood dating back 280 million years, which collectively provide new opportunities to understand animal behaviors and [Read More]

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