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Altavista Petroglyph Complex

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Address: Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico

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Jungle Oasis

Not the easiest place to find as there are no signs on either road or trail in, but in the end you are well rewarded for your efforts. Gorgeous jungle oasis awaits you, as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Christina Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

September is definitely not the right time of year to be visiting this time of year (hot, humid), and definitely not the right time to be tromping through a jungle (HOT. HUMID) looking for petroglyphs. I've been spoiled by spectacular ruins and frankly found this boring.

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Christina Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Not the easiest place to find as there are no signs on either road or trail in, but in the end you are well rewarded for your efforts. Gorgeous jungle oasis awaits you, as you pick your way slowly up a frond covered creek bed. Many petroglyphs line your walk, with good explanations of the site's ancient and ongoing spiritual... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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