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Puye Cliff Dwellings

Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-917-6650
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A wonderful experience,just minutes off the beaten path. These cliff dwellings ans mesa top adobe... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
barnesmm2009
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Puye Cliffs ancient ruins

The only way to walk around the two sites is to pay a Santa Clara pueblo guide to accompany you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael N
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Albuquerque
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The ancestral home of the Santa Clara people may be visited by guided tour to the ruin sites.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this site. I took the tour being driven to the top of the mesa and then walked down the side. A storm came in while we were on the top of the mesa and we had to go down into a kiva...More

3  Thank CindyT615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mesa Top tour, led by a Native American woman, was excellent!! We chose to walk down (we could have taken the van) which was an exciting walk down steps carved in the stone, with a ladder at the end.

Thank travellinglight60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheyenne was a great guide. Don't know what the deal is with the inaccessible website but glad we followed TripAdvisor reviews and went anyway. Very, very educational and well worth the long guided tour. Don't get hung up on exactness here. Your tour is supposed...More

1  Thank JanelleK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Years ago I visited Puye when we could request entrance, and get someone to go unlock the gates for us. Thankfully they are taking better care of the site, and now offer it with guided tours only. And the guide was excellent. I got way...More

1  Thank SueBirk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to come here for a tour for a few years now, and finally made the time to do it. It was excellent! We took the mesa top tour. You purchase tickets onsite (we stopped at the entrance at the main road...More

1  Thank dogsareup
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We opted to explore on our own since the younger kids with would not be able to pay attention for the hour tour. It would have been nice to have a tour guided by Elijah because he was polite and knowledgeable. The site is well...More

Thank corndogsmom
Reviewed 3 July 2017

When you come here, I think it's compulsory to hire a guide. The guide is a native american from the tribe. Our guide was very passionate about the history and his culture. He took us up the mountain and told us a lot about the...More

1  Thank FE123456
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This iwas an unexpected find and turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. You can easily photograph them from a distance. There are guided tours available but is impressive even if you choose to do it on your own. So glad...More

Thank Ginger W
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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
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Carmen E
25 March 2017|
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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
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Amperage
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
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