The Wells Petroglyph Preserve is open for tours.
We are happy to announce that we are once again offering tours of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. An exciting and carefully planned trail is open to view some of our finest petroglyphs. We have combined the bests parts of three trails to offer during our reopening of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve for onsite tours. On this trail you will experience petroglyph viewing that spans several thousand years, created by people who came before us.
The pandemic shutdown greatly affected our ability to maintain our normal operations and in reopening, we are respectful of our tour participants and docents and in compliance with NM Public Health Orders. As the health emergency situation remains fluid, we will continue to monitor and comply with safety practices.
Site Tours are fundamental to both the educational and fundraising mission of support. As a reminder, the State of New Mexico's current health directive is that if you are unvaccinated you are to wear a mask in public, and it if you are vaccinated you are encouraged to wear a mask in public. Wearing a mask while hiking becomes a greater risk of tripping or falling and can cause overheating in the summer heat. Therefore, only Private tours and Native American tours are offered at this time. Those of groups of people who are associated with each other, like a family or similar, is one way for our participants and our docents to enjoy a two hour tour. Should the directive change, we will advise you and proceed accordingly.
Tours are an important part of funding the project, and your support means so much to us. If you cannot reschedule and want to cancel your tour, we hope you'll consider donating your tour fee to help sustain the project through what we anticipate will be a financially difficult year for us. To learn more about the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, click here.
Self-guided tours are not allowed on the preserve.
The Wells Petroglyph Preserve is private property at a protected location near Velarde, NM. After booking your tour, you will be sent a confirmation email with an attached map to this location.
Please read General Information about tours BELOW.