Weekly Public Tours of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve
- Varighed: 2 Timer (Ca.)
- Produkt kode: Reg Tour
Public Tours are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays only. They begin at 8:30 am during the summer months of June, July and August and at 9:30 am during the rest of the year. There are no other available time slots for public tours.
After booking your tour, you will be sent a confirmation email with an attached map to the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. This is the only way to find the preserve as it is not on Google Maps and there is no signage. The preserve is located near Velarde, NM.
If you have additional questions, please review General Information for All Tours.
The Wells Petroglyph Preserve was created in 2007 when Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to The Archaeological Conservancy. The Preserve was later expanded to 181 acres. Katherine purchased the petroglyph-rich land on the mesa in 1992. She had the vision for a preservation and educational effort for Mesa Prieta and the determination to develop a program dedicated to its protection. Today the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, overseen by The Archaeological Conservancy and managed by the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, is made available to the public via docent-led tours.
Join us for a guided 2-hour hike through the Preserve. You will observe petroglyphs from three main time periods - archaic, ancestral puebloan, and historic. Unique to the Preserve are animorphic fluteplayers and many historic period images documenting first contact between Puebloan people and Spanish colonists.