Leave No Trace

Site Etiquette

Take only pictures, leave only footprints, and bring home only memories.
The ancestral ruins, rock art, arches, and other rock features are hundreds and even thousands of years old. They are delicate, fragile, and irreplaceable. Please do not climb on them.
Resist the temptation to take home souvenirs. Leave stones, feathers, artifacts, shells, petrified wood, etc. so that others may enjoy them.
Leave the place you're visiting in a natural condition. You can't improve Nature. Do not alter a site in any way. Good campsites are found, not made. Don't pound nails into trees or damage live vegetation or trees.
No one likes to see trash on their hiking adventure and trash left behind creates rodent infestations. Its alright to take trash home and keep our outdoors clean.

Report Vandalism

Report any vandalism to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hot line at (505) 564-7600.

Travel Advisories

Visit sites at your own risk. Maps and directions are for information only and are provided "as is" without warranty.
A 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle is highly recommended, with a full tank of gas.
Check the weather before heading out. Roads may become impassable when wet. Do not cross any washes that have water running in them. You may get stuck or swept away.
The roads used to access the sites are oil & gas field roads. Be aware of large trucks and keep to the right of the road on hills and blind corners.
Pack a lunch or high energy snacks and bring lots of water.
Wear proper clothing, long pants and shirts are best for sun and insect protection. Hats, sunscreen, and insect repellent is advised.
Cell phone service is not available in some areas.