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Short hike, but steep

If you are a rock hound or a history nerd, its worth the hike. We went as far as the covered bench... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Patti C
Native American village ruins

This is an often over looked site even though it is on US Hwy 84. There is a short climb to the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
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2.6 miles from the Abiquiu Post Office, south on US Hwy 84, Approximately 18 miles south of Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The parking area is right beside the highway, so we had to stop to check it out. I am 60 years old, and I have asthma, and I'm not used to the higher elevation, but I found this hike to be perfectly do-able. I paced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hkbuck
Reviewed 21 July 2018

If you are a rock hound or a history nerd, its worth the hike. We went as far as the covered bench (halfway), where you can look down on the foundation. Too steep for us sea level living folks to make the rest of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patti C
Reviewed 13 December 2017

While there are no longer structures or even traces of structures on this site you can find ancient pottery everywhere along with areas that just sort of feel like they may have been areas where people cooked, or carved, or even guarded the property. If...More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank Ami L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This little spot is really hard to find, so use your GPS! There is a small parking area, but no facilities of any kind. The hike is short, up a hill to a viewpoint to look at the ruins, and back down again. The path...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jweezietravels
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is easy to miss, so be sure to equip your GPS! The hike is pretty short, and of moderate difficulty. It's an uphill trail to the top where you can view the ruins from above and learn more about the history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jweezie931
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stopped on side of road for quick hike. There is a chama half way up the trail - really you only need to go this high to see the site. But it is worthwhile to hike the rest of the way. A peaceful hike with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Edna B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is an often over looked site even though it is on US Hwy 84. There is a short climb to the mesa top on which the ruins are sited but worth the experience if for no other reason than the view of the Rio...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank billschwent
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place for a walk near the Abiquiu Inn. Found this short hike. Beautiful views, a short walk, and interesting history. We ended up on a cow trail for a while instead of the actual trail, but it wasn't hard to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Hilaire B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was determined to get there, so had to park way down from the ruins and walk. There must be a lot of history there, and I enjoyed seeing what I could get to.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 24 August 2016

These ruins can be seen from above. There is an easy trail up to the top of a hill where you see the remains of an ancient pueblo. The ruins are very eroded, but the new placards from the Forest Service are excellent explanations

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank lizadillo
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