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An Ancient Pueblo with a View

Sat, 2018-04-07
Rachel Cowan
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Come along on a visit to Amoxiumquaa, an ancient Jemez village, perched high on Virgin Mesa near Jemez Springs. The 2.5 trail goes up about 800 feet along a road that fades to a steep path for about 1/2 a mile. The last 1/2 mile brings us to Amoxiumquaa, a village that once held about 800 people. There is a spectacular view of Albuquerque, huge rubble piles, lots of pottery, circular depressions for kivas, and even (perhaps) a reservoir. It is well worth the effort! 

We'll meet in the Sullivan field parking lot at 8 a.m. and carpool to Jemez Springs. The hike should take us about 4 hours, and we should return to Sullivan Parking Lot by 2:30 or 3. 

It will be hot at the ruin, so bring plenty of water and sun protection.

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