Hill Road Pueblito

Total Miles
13.9

Elevation

2,011.75 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring

Trail Overview

This is an easy trail off New Mexico Highway 64 to the Hill Road Pueblito, an archeological site constructed in the late 1730s and early 1740s. Hill Road Pueblito sits on a boulder outcrop overlooking Carrizo Canyon to the north. This site consists of a pueblito with four rooms and a possible hogan. There are close to 100 Pueblitos in the area. Pueblitos is the Spanish word for "small villages." Many of these small villages are constructed on top of the sandstone boulders. They are almost inconspicuous and blend into the landscape.

Photos of Hill Road Pueblito

Hill Road Pueblito
Hill Road Pueblito
Hill Road Pueblito

Difficulty

The road is easy. There is oil and gas drilling in the area and the white trucks drive fast on the roads. They all have warning flags on them.

History

The Pueblitos were built by the Navajo in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Spanish and other Native Americans were not friendly to the Navajo. The Pueblitos was built to be highly defensible as they are perched high on the rocks or under an overhang of a cliff.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Alan Bauder
Oct 11, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

There is a small staging area at the turn off from New Mexico Highway 64 or at the start of this route.

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