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Puye Cliff Dwellings

Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
+1 888-320-5008
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This is a great hike up to the top. Along the way you see tons of artifacts and art. From the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Dwelling place of the ancients

The members of the Santa Clara Pueblo consider this area the home of their ancestors. The cliff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Hwy 30 & Santa Clara Canyon Rd., Espanola, NM 87532
+1 888-320-5008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike up to the top. Along the way you see tons of artifacts and art. From the top the view is amazing. You can see several mountain ranges.

Thank chicagochica801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The members of the Santa Clara Pueblo consider this area the home of their ancestors. The cliff dwellings were well preserved and maintained. When we arrived, there was no one available to give a tour as there was a large school group on premises and...More

1  Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Beautiful and interesting, these cliff dwellings and museum are fascinating! The people of the current Santa Clara Pueblo count these as their ancestral home. What views! Great hike! Nice picnic area! Clean modern restrooms. Worth the trip to get here.

Thank Kathyindenver
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Just a few minutes off Highway 285, the Puye Cliffs is a fun hands-on and climb the high stairs style history lesson. It's best to be there by 2:45 p.m. to catch the last tour of the day.

Thank move2wonder
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Took the family to Puye for a guided tour. We were impressed with the history and how well they have preserved everything. It is easy to visualize what life was like for the people. They inhabited the cliffs for 700 years so finding remnants of...More

Thank T G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We picked this "hike" based on other TripAdvisor reviewers. It was worth it. We got there early (about 8:30am) before the guide showed up, so we were allowed to hike up and down the cliff on our own. There are some places you need to...More

Thank lwb2017
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We took the one hour guided tour with Elijah, and we truly enjoyed it. Elijah was a great guide and taught us much about his people, the Tewa tribe. We felt that we learned more from Elijah than we had in many visits to other...More

Thank 459BobM
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ancient Santa Clara Pueblo cliff dwellings are an unusual, spectacular step back in time. We travelled out of our way to experience the incredible culture of these ancient people. Take the tour and climb up into the dwellings. The panoramic view is also beautiful.

Thank Matts001
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We came upon this by accident and had to stop and check them out. These are cliff dwellings. The Puye Cliffs complex includes includes two levels of cliff-dwellings and surface and cave dwellings plus the mesa top and reconstructed 'Community House' are accessed by paths...More

1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a wonderful tour of the Puye Cliff Dwellings, which included a 13-foot climb down into an actual kiva, and a descent of perhaps 100 feet down the cliff.It was all perfectly safe and there are other options for people less mobile or adventurous....More

1  Thank Eric K
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Carmen E
Is it safe for a 3 year old?
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
What are the current hours for the tour? Tripadvisor says the site is open: Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Is that correct? 6 at night to 10 at night? Thank you!
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
I can't seem to reach anyone to get a guided tour. The 888 phone number is out of service. Can anyone advise what number to call to set this up?
14 March 2017|
Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary to arrange a tour in advance. Just show up at the visitor center at the entrance and you can get a tour on site. Ignore the sign at the huge gate next to the gas station/tribal center that says, "Tour... More