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Altavista Petroglyph Complex

Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Chacala
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A great place to visit the Petrogylph are great, do not forget to visit Alta Vista a very nice little town and you must visit Cerrito Encantado in Alta Vista, Don Jose will welcome you and you will love the views of the Ocean and if you are lucky (like us) You will be able to see the Islas Marias.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent guide who pointed out the hard to see petroglyphs as well as local wildlife and foliage. A place of history.

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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We enjoyed the hike, and found the information signs very interesting. The petroglyphs were fascinating, and the pools lovely. We were the only ones there, and the site felt like it was still a sacred spot.

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Mokena, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It was interesting and the view of the mountains and the petroglyphs were great. I only wish it was a bit slower pace so that I could take pictures along the way.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

First off, if you are in a regular car, make sure you stop alongside the dirt road the moment you star to get uncomfortable. Trust me, the road just gets worse and then it gets horrible. Just get out and walk, and bring some water :). There are no signs pointing the way. None, so don't expect any. The scenery... More 

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The long, curvy, rocky drive is not what it was in the past; now it is even more difficult as the rains have washed away part of the road. You have to get out, and hike about 20 minutes to the site. Inside the parking area, an elderly gentleman tells you how much your entrance fee is (I believe 25... More 

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