Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
225.00 ft (68.58 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.40 mi (2.25 km)
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This 1.4-mile loop is an excellent way to learn about the early inhabitants of this area. The trail starts out and hikers will walk through the Tyuonyi Pueblo en route to the cliff dwellings. This dwelling would have house around 100 people when it was still in use and housed three kivas.  After walking through the pueblo the trail leads towards the cliff dwellings. Over the next three-quarters of a mile the trail follows cliff dwellings, and hikers can climb into the cave rooms. After a series of cave rooms hikers will find the Long House, which is where people can see some of the petroglyphs that are in the park.  After visitors see the Long House they can return the the visitor center via the return trail, part of which is shaded and provides hikers with some relief from the sunl. This is a great trail to learn about the people who once lived in the region.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Cliff dwellings.

Cons

Heavily trafficked.

Trailhead Elevation

6,066.00 ft (1,848.92 m)

Highest point

6,291.00 ft (1,917.50 m)

Features

Family friendly
Historically significant
Wildlife
Geologically significant
Native artifacts
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

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