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Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

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Rocky Acres Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
+1 575-525-4300
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Guided hike by a BLM professional

Responded to an ad for a BLM guided hike on a Saturday morning at this site. About 30 people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Pretty place for a desert walk, but nothing about where tracks were found. In fact nothing at all... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Karen B
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Rocky Acres Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
+1 575-525-4300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Reviewed May 20, 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

Reviewed April 30, 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

Reviewed October 26, 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.

Reviewed April 23, 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

Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a great stop for people liking Geology or a short hike through the desert. Unfortunately, BLM has done little development of it (due to lack of funds and the newness of the site). There is a marked trail now that will lead you...More

Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Directions: Shalem Colony Road to Rocky Acres Trail (D013 on Maps) then after 0.25 miles turn left onto a dirt road labeled Permian Tracks Road (it's labeled as another street too so look for the stop sign... It's pretty much the only turn that doesn't...More

Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not really sure why this area has the mantle of National Monument bequeathed to it. We arrived, via a 4wd Toyota FJCruiser because online info stated the road is too rough for passenger vehicles, but you don't need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get...More

Reviewed February 1, 2015

Yes it was hard to find, but well worth the time and trip. It was the first lava flow I've ever seen. There is many plants and invertebrate fossils in the rocks and lava. It has a diversity of landscapes, which is not common at...More

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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Questions & Answers
December 31, 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