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Best to go with guided tour from Ranger, otherwise hard to find

We went to the Trackways and walked for over an hour, and regrettably never found any of the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Mark L
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Great Activity, Lacks Info

The prehistoric trackway can be found by hiking about 2 miles up the Ridgeline Trail and about... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We went to the Trackways and walked for over an hour, and regrettably never found any of the tracks, and have been told many were removed to Albuquerque museums for safe keeping- we were advised to visit the Trackways when the Rangers conduct guided tours-...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The prehistoric trackway can be found by hiking about 2 miles up the Ridgeline Trail and about another mile to the left to the Discovery Site. Lack of information got us halfway up the trail before we turned around, unclear at the time about how...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great hike here...found fossils and desert wildflowers. Fantastic views. Bring water, as it is isolated and very open. The trail is loose and rocky, but hikeable in tennis shoes.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We've visited a couple of times and really have enjoyed the few hikes this monument offers. My son has riden his bike and during sunset the city looks beautiful as well as the other peaks! It's worth visiting it!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LorenaD d
Reviewed 15 August 2017

There's not much here. There are some information boards but one is missing. It's probably the one that tells you where to find the dinosaur tracks. You would probably need a guide to find any tracks. The only things we got out of the experience...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank augerAustinTX
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Responded to an ad for a BLM guided hike on a Saturday morning at this site. About 30 people showed up. Collin and his interns were ready to explain this geological site. The total hike was 3 miles with stops for explanation of the fossils...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank E M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Pretty place for a desert walk, but nothing about where tracks were found. In fact nothing at all. Ok, the quail and lizards were nice. Do not make a special trip. Just go the museum in town

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I hiked for 3.5 miles here and though the views were amazing, I developed a disdain for the very rocky terrain. It was treacherous footing especially for the descents and there are some steep bits. Overall this was a 3.5 but since I can't do...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Newer national monument. The ridgeline trail is nice , but there is not very much to see in way of fossils. Needs a lot more work.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sabimax
Reviewed 23 April 2016

There is a sign at the entrance. There is parking both by the sign and somewhat further on. The Ridge Trail is now posted with "trail" markers every now and then. The Ridge Trail can be steep at the beginning, but not so much later...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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31 December 2016|
Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the late answer, just now saw the question.I don't know if there is a Junior Ranger Program. As to the phone number it has not changed. Jean-Claude