Puerco Pueblo, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • Best place in the Petrified Forest National Park to view petroglyphs up close plus walk through native ruins.  more »
  • This short, about 1/3 of a mile walk features ruins of Puebloan homes from the 12 and 1300's, as well as some interesting petroglyphs. It is a lovely chance to get out of the car and stretch those leg...  more »
  • This walk was so worth it! The rest of my family did not complete the loop and boy were they sorry they didn't . I was so happy to get to see the petroglyphs a lot closer than Newspaper Rock. I got so...  more »
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  • This place is awesome, it has ruins and some sort of markings on the rocks, which I did not expect to see! The landscape views and summer solstice rock were cool to see too. Definitely stop here.
  • The Pueblo is the ruins of a Native village from the long before the railroad passed through the area. A paved trail loops through the ruins past the foundations of several buildings and a small collection of petroglyphs. The trail is 1/4 mile (0.4 km) long and is gently sloped at places and has a smooth surface. There is a short paved extension from the main loop to view the petroglyphs. There is a restroom at the parking lot but no water. The parking lot is a pull-through with several bus and RV spaces. Rangers provide walk and talks to provide more insight to the ancient and more recent history of the site. Check with the visitor centers for times.
  • Nice site. Helpful interpretive materials, inside and out. Trails laid out nicely to take visitors past different areas/features of the former structures, plus some petroglyphs. When we were there, there were some rangers present to answer questions and remind folks to stay out of closed areas (to avoid damaging petroglyphs).
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Where to stay in Petrified Forest National Park

Since most visitors drive through Petrified Forest National Park, you won't find any developed accommodations inside the park. If you're not prepared to camp in the backcountry, pitch a tent at one of the campgrounds near the highway or bunk down in one of the travelers' motels in Holbrook, which lies about 32 km (20 mi) west of the park.
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