Puye Cliff Mesa Top Guided Tour
Discover the breathtaking views of the Puye Mesa Top on a guided tour of the Puye Village. Visit this historic landmark, home to the ancestors of today’s Santa Clara Pueblo people.
What You Will Do
- Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the Pajarito Plateau, which extends into nearby mountain ranges
- Hike across a natural water channel that's been made from the cliffside
- Climb down a 30-foot ladder to see cave dwellings carved into rock
- Discover the world of the Puye ancients, learning about their everyday life on the Puye Cliff face from your tour guide
- Mesa top tour
- Tour guide
While on the tour guests need to be able to use their hands and feet to brace themselves as they are hiking back down. Guests will also have to be able to extend their knees up and down to climb the natural water channel and hike back down the 30-foot ladder that sits against the Cliffside. Please dress accordingly during the various seasons when you come to visit. Please leave pottery sherds, chert, obsidian and other items at the site. The taking of any item is not allowed. Please do not climb walls or any other buildings without the permission of the guide. There is a reconstructed kiva located on the Mesatop that you are allowed to enter. However, please ask permission from the guide before you do so. No smoking or pets allowed on any of the trails.