Start at the Visitor's Center where friendly and enthusiastic staff will guide you as to where to go. We went south a mile first, for the longer of the petroglyphs walks. The sandy trail makes walking a little sluggish, and definitely don't war open toe footwear. There are lots of petroglyphs, and most are quite faint; only a couple of other visitors on the trail, but we went midday, which (in summer/early fall) would not recommend. We then went to the smaller city-operated site north of the Visitor's Center, small fee without Park Service pass. Lot less petroglyphs, fading, and because there are no interpretations, takes a lot out of what could be an informative look into the ancient past. Supposedly, current native Americans (1) won't reveal the meanings for religious reasons, and/or (2) don't agree upon the interpretations, and/or (3) don't the meanings. Regardless, adding even guesses or conflicting interpretations would turn a boring, uninformed hike into a cultural awakening, and to me is a huge missed opportunity for the current Pueblo people.
Without more to guide you along the paths, an Interesting hike (exercise), but not the highlight of our week in Albuquerque-area...for more Pueblo culture, definitely recommend Sky City Pueblo (occupied, I-40 west of Albuquerque) as well as Bandelier (1,000 year old pre-Pueblo cliff dwellings, west of Santa Fe)
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