Wells Petroglyph Preserve

Wells Petroglyph Preserve Hike
In Velarde Region

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map Hike Key: H10625
Last Updated: 12/15/2020 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Warrant
Hike Class: B (Moderate)
Hike Distance: 3 mi
Minimum Elevation: 6000 ft
Elevation Change: 150 ft
Total Uphill: 0 ft
Total Downhill: 0 ft
Avg. Grade: %
Route Type: Messy
On Trail:
Paved or Gravel Roads:
GPS Advised:
Drive Distance Round Trip: 240 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 2:00
Hiking Seasons: Spring and Fall
New Mexico Game Unit: 50
Hike Status: In Process


Docent lead, 2-3 hour, hike thru some of the most stunning petroglphs in N.M.. Mesa Prieta is a major geological basalt formation overlooking the Rio Grande, just north of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in northern NM. Mesa Prieta Petroglyph site is on private land containing more than 55,000 petroglphs and a


Cost $30 per person entry fee. good balance required, unveven footing, poles recommended.

Trailhead Directions

I-25 north to Santa Fe bypass exit 276 (NM-599). At bottom of ramp/light turn left. Continue on 599. Merge onto US-84 toward LosAlamos/Taos. After approximately 25 miles turn slight right onto NM-68. Continue for approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Country Road 57. Take the 2nd right onto County Road 59.

Actual Hike

Docent led hike.

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