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Tsankawi

State Highway 4, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, NM
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Fun Trail!

We really enjoyed this trail with its ladders and a couple of tricky parts. There were not a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Terry M
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Campbell, California
Beautiful, cultural hike!

This is a great place to take a hike around an ancestral pueblo village. This is a part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather H
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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State Highway 4, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, NM
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail with its ladders and a couple of tricky parts. There were not a lot of people when we were there late in the afternoon. The parking is along the highway on the right heading toward Santa Fe from White Rock.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a hike around an ancestral pueblo village. This is a part of Bandelier National Monument (either have your parks pass and hang it from your rear view mirror OR pay the park fee AT the trail head); however,...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our hike here. Slightly challenging but the views were breathtaking. Not as crowded as bandelier

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is the companion site to Bandelier National Monument. For some reason, it is not well known. Only a few miles from the main site, it is well worth the stop.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It was during the descent that you see the petroglyphs. And the cavaets that look so intriguing. I recommend bringing binoculars so you can zoom in on the carvings that sometimes look like different shades of the rock. Going down was much more interesting as...More

Thank Suet L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have been coming to this hidden gem for forty years and it continues to fascinate me with its ancient trails cut into the stone by those who lived here until 1400. It has everything...ladders, unexcavated ruins, potsherds, caves, pictographs, views.

4  Thank 812marshac
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My husband did this hike first and then headed to Bandelier. Come while it is cool and you'll definitely feel like you are walking back in time. The ruins are amazing, and the deep paths in the rock testifies to the usage of the dwellings...More

1  Thank SueBirk
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Tsankawi is one of the easiest ancient sites to reach and most interesting place that we take visitors of all ages. Walk in the steps of ancient peoples, look for, but don't take, pieces of their pottery. Spy the petroglyphs, crawl in to the homesites/caves....More

1  Thank RCRPP
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool site with caves, ladders, relics, and petroglyphs that is significantly less crowded than bandiler and is easy to do with kids (our outdoors 3yo walked almost the entire loop and LOVED the ladders). Having less crowds made us feel more...More

2  Thank Taryn F
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to Bandalier and the Puye Cliffs many times so we were excited to learn about Tsankawi, which is part of Bandalier but is not a part of the main section of the park. It was a fabulous alternative to the busy Bandalier....More

2  Thank Anne A
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diaq
7 February 2017|
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Response from 100QA | Reviewed this property |
There are a few drops so you would need to hold hands and there is one short ladder but i suspect your 5 year old could hold on to you when you use it. Otherwise it is easy. Fyi parking is overpriced if i recall correctly... More
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DoroH4
5 July 2016|
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The only info I can share is that we got there at 8 AM on a Sunday and there was no crowd which was really nice. By the time we were leaving around 9:30 people started arriving so early is good!
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Kate E
29 December 2015|
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Response from Teresa R | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. Too much slick rock and unprotected ledges.
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