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  American Indian Heritage Site

Puye Cliff Dwellings

Once home to over 1,000 Native American people, Puye Cliff Dwellings is open to visitors for guided tours of the ruin sites. Ancient trails flank cave dwellings and ruins that exhibit the Puebloan lifestyle of the ancestors of the Santa Clara Pueblo people. The Puye ruin site is one of several located near present-day Santa Clara Pueblo, and is one of over a hundred ancient villages that existed in the four corners region. Today, visitors are guided by native pueblo people who tell their story about Puye, historic events, and modern life on the reservation.

Time Period Represented: 900A.D. - 1600A.D.

Hours Open: Varies by season.

Seasons Open: Year-round.

Visitor Fees: seven to thirty-five dollars.

Visitor Restrictions or Regulations

No pets or motorcycles, please. Trails are not handicap accessible. Guided tour purchase required for access to the ruin sites.

 ADA Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair ramp to Harvey House Interpretive Center is available.

For More Information, Contact:

Tina Whitegeese
PO Box 398, Espanola, NM 87532
505-927-2731 · toll-free 888-320-5008 · fax 505-747-2458

Lucretia Williams
PO Box 398, Espanola, NM 87532
505-901-0681 · toll-free 888-320-5008 · fax 505-747-2458

Amanda Fitzpatrick wrote on January 23, 2011: Beautiful! The color & texture are amazing.

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Latitude: 35.971754700
Longitude: -106.231441500
Elevation: 6869 FT (2094 M)
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