La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Field Trip

June 4, 2022

Field Trip

La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs

Saturday, June 4 - 8:30 am

 Leader: Andrew Black -

This moderate and interactive hike is located just outside the city of Santa Fe and will explore ancient Native American and Spanish petroglyphs as well as delve into the rich cultural history of the Camino Real and Route 66. The proposed Caja del Rio Wildlife and Cultural Interpretive Management Area is one of the most ecologically rich habitats in North America and is also of profound cultural and historical significance. It is home to herds of mule deer and elk and a variety of unique and sensitive plant and animal species, including black bear, cougar, Western Burrowing Owl and Golden Eagle. The area has also been designated as an Important Bird Area with a river corridor critical for waterfowl and non-game species migration. There are over 4,400 petroglyphs in less than a mile with 1/3 of these being birds. This field trip will be a great way to get outdoors and learn about how you can help us advocate to protect this important cultural, wildlife and birding area. 

We will meet at 8:30 am on June 4 at the BLM La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs parking lot off Highway 56, a few miles past the Santa Fe airport toward La Cienega.

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