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Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Rocky Acres Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
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Ranked #24 of 28 Attractions in Las Cruces
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a pleasant hike for us and our dogs, need to be careful of snakes in the warmer months. Most of the time you only see a couple other hikers. Take plenty of water, you will find none in the area.

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Las Cruces
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was declared a monument before the funding was there to make it accessible for visitors. Hard to find, poor signage and lack of any interpretation make it a disappointing experience. Don't waste your time, there's nothing to see here.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Established as a National Monument in 2009, this site contains the greatest record of Early Permian trackways (footprints) in the world! These creatures pre-date the dinosaur record and provide a fascinating glimpse into life when the continents were joined and much of southern New Mexico was a shallow sea. Call BLM office 575-525-4487 for schedule of tours to one of... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

New Mexico fossils are pre-dinosaur sea creatures! Yes, it was once an ocean. Find your own fossil in the "yours-for-the-taking" and be sure to go on a ranger led hike. It's well worth it!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We enjoyed our little hike in the area canyons. Be aware that this is a very high clearance 4WD area. Got a little dicey with a fellow shooting targets, but he was aware of us and seemed careful. We rock hounded in the creek beds. Expect to do a lot of boulder scrambling. The only downside was the graffiti on... More

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