Acoma Pueblo

MODERATE 1 reviews

Acoma Pueblo is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cubero, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

4.6 miles
141 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly





no dogs

Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. Atop a 367-foot mesa that rises abruptly from the valley floor, It's one of the oldest continually inhabited spots in North America. Today, about 300 two and three story adobe buildings reside on the mesa, with exterior ladders used to access the upper levels where residents live. Access to the mesa is by a road blasted into the rock face during the 1950s. Approximately 30 or so people live permanently on the mesa, with the population increasing on the weekends as family members come to visit and tourists, some 55,000 annually, visit for the day. Acoma Pueblo has no electricity, running water, or sewage disposal. A reservation surrounds the mesa, totaling 600-square-miles. Tribal members live both on the reservation and outside it contemporary Acoma culture remains relatively closed, however. According to the 2000 United States census, 4,989 people identify themselves as Acoma.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Interesting place to visit especially for the history. I visited here about 17 years ago. You don't have to do the 26 mi trek into the Mesa. You can drive to the base and walk up. Though if I had the time the 26 mi trek would have been the more authentic approach.