Puyé Cliff Dwellings

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Puyé Cliff Dwellings information

Location
Santa Clara Pueblo , USA
Address
300 Hwy 30
Telephone
+1 888 320 5008
More information
www.puyecliffs.com
Prices
tour adult/child $20/18; 2 tours $35/33
Opening hours
hourly tours 9am-5pm May-Sep, 10am-2pm Oct-Apr
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Two separate hour-long tours explore these ancient ruins, 5 miles west of the Pueblo at the entrance to Santa Clara Canyon. Abandoned around 1500, they’re similar in style to those at Bandelier National Monument. The most impressive are sculpted into the cliffside, with the rest freestanding on the mesa-top above. The big appeal is that the Pueblo guides who show you around are directly descended from their original inhabitants, and thus provide an electrifying connection with the vanished past.