Tours for Native American visitors

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  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: NA Tour
The Project works closely with Native American individuals and communities to provide access to the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. We provide docent-led tours of the Preserve for individuals, families, small and large groups, and students of all ages. The Project also welcomes and facilitates access by Native American groups to visit the Preserve for ceremonial and other purposes. Please contact us for more information. 

Situated on ancestral Tewa land, 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 preservation and educational efforts 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. Fundraising from the event goes directly to supporting the mission of the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. MPPP is guided by three core principles: Protection, Scientific Recording, and Education. We rely on your generous support to help us achieve these initiatives, and we can't do it without you. Thank you for your support of the project! 

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. 

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