Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Product code: Private
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.