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Puye Cliff Dwellings

300 Hwy 30, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-917-6650
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Glad we decided to go

I had been wanting to come here for a tour for a few years now, and finally made the time to do it... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
dogsareup
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Colorado
Awesome!!

We opted to explore on our own since the younger kids with would not be able to pay attention for... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
corndogsmom
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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The ancestral home of the Santa Clara people may be visited by guided tour to the ruin sites.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Hwy 30, Espanola, NM 87532
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+1 505-917-6650
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 27 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

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was our second visit to the Puye Cliff Dwelling site ... we returned because we'd been unable to take the guided tour on our first visit and we're so glad we came back. We took the full tour that included a drive up to...More

1  Thank John K
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Puye Cliffs many times over the years. You used to be able to pay your entry fee and go wonder around. Due to damage, this is no longer the case. The only way to see Puye is to pay admission and...More

3  Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This very interesting took guided tour and learned a lot about the Indians. We kept calling and voice mail full. She showed up at 11am and was able to book your at 1:30. We had packed a lunch and they had picnic tables. We killed...More

Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This was so much fun. Such a well preserved and cared for site. The guides are of ancestral origin from the original inhabitants of the site, so Elija (our guide) was so informative about the experience and clearly cared very much about location itself. We...More

1  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! We were driven to the top of the plateau and given a wonderful tour of the dwellings and kiva there by our guide, Stephanie. We then climbed down the cliff face and went inside one of the cliff dwellings used by the...More

Thank Jo F
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were traveling from Santa Fe up to Bandelier Monument and Los Alamos as part of our New Mexico vacation. A friend suggested we add Espanola to our itinerary. On the way there, we stopped for gas in a station run by one of the...More

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Anne D
27 September 2017|
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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
Just show up. The tours are not always avaiable. Tour leaders seemed to be few in number. You can walk up yourself, but the goal is the top of the mesa which is a bit of a walk without knowing what you are seeing.. Groups of... More
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Alane A
7 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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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
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