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Puye Cliff Dwellings

Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-917-6650
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Beautiful site

Fantastic tour by a local whose ancestors lived here millennia ago. Offered great insight to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patti C
Stopped For a Quick Bite to Eat

I stopped by to get a quick bite to eat on my way home. I ordered a Frito Pie. It was reasonably... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don G
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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The ancestral home of the Santa Clara people may be visited by guided tour to the ruin sites.
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Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-917-6650
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic tour by a local whose ancestors lived here millennia ago. Offered great insight to the area and to the location. There is an amazing amount of broken pottery on the ground. It should be left there. Nice little gift shop. Very well worth a...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by to get a quick bite to eat on my way home. I ordered a Frito Pie. It was reasonably priced and quite tasty.

Thank Don G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Taos we wanted to see an authentic historic cliff dwelling and found Puye Cliff Dwellings. It's about 25 miles SW of Taos. Admission is $10 and while guided tours are available it's really not necessary. There is a building, next to the ticket...More

Thank Bulitlist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour received was good but not the one we expected. They charged $20 a person and failed to mention the options (up the side of the dwelling or around the side of the dwelling.) The poorly built website does not provide any information either....More

Thank Tania B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon at the Puye Cliff Dwellings at Santa Clara Pueblo. Overview: These pueblo cliff dwellings and ruins were the ancestral home of the nation of Santa Clara Pueblo, among others. Access to the site is only permitted with a tour guide; fee...More

Thank kmajewsk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to both Puye Cliff Dwellings and Bandelier National Monument. In terms of the grandeur and beauty of the experience, there's no comparison -- Bandelier wins. However, I saw Puye first and was totally charmed by the experience. My friend and I were the...More

Thank beauxmots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ancestors of Native Americans lived here in rooms carved into the side of a cliff. Visitors walk from a reception building up a trail to the cliffs. A small room in the reception building houses displays and background information. Admission is $10 per person. The...More

Thank willbk
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We loved this place! We had seen the sign while driving to Los Alamos and made a second trip to the area to see it. It was well worth the drive and the cost. Alex was a great guide, driving us to the top and...More

Thank Nebraska-girl-1983
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A wonderful experience,just minutes off the beaten path. These cliff dwellings ans mesa top adobe pueblo ruins are amazing. We had a personal guide, Emeric, a Santa Clara Pueblo Indian (yes, those are his self-descriptor words). We spent about 45 minutes in the visitor's center...More

Thank barnesmm2009
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The only way to walk around the two sites is to pay a Santa Clara pueblo guide to accompany you. Tours are arranged at the gift shop near the parking area. There are two tours. One tour is to the mesa top and comprises the...More

5  Thank Michael N
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Alane A
8 August 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
You're supposed to be accompanied by a tribal guide, but sometimes if they have no other clients, they'll let you walk around on your own. I don't remember how much we payed, but there are 3 different tours to chose from... More
Carmen E
25 March 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, it's fine. When I was 2 years old my dad was carrying me on his back in one of those baby carrying things, and climbing up ladders in Bandelier. As long as you put him in a baby carrier it should be fine. But I would... More
15 March 2017|
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Response from toelle | Reviewed this property |
I arrived only to find there were giving no tours for 2 days. When I asked the reason, they only pointed to a sign announcing the change. Can't imagine anyone wanting to go on a tour in the dark when it's tough enough to... More