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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Puerco Pueblo is the first marked turnout on the Petrified Forest National Park road heading south from I-40, and it is a must-see site. There is a nicely preserved large segment of a larger puebloan structure with several rooms. There is also a fenced overlook above the impressive Nine-Mile Wash and a few small petroglyph sites that are very close to the trail for easy viewing.

The complete stone structure on the site is an excellent display about the Ancestral Puebloan people. This stone building was originally the park’s north entrance station and spent some time as a bathroom, but it has been lovingly renovated.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Pros

Very interesting historical site. Educational displays.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Historically significant
Big vistas
Geologically significant
Native artifacts

Location

Field Guide

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