Explore the Vista Verde Comanche Petroglyphs

Unique site near Taos discovered in 2008

May 18, 2019
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Archaeology, Friends of Archaeology

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Friends of Archaeology will host a tour of La Vista Verde, a Comanche petroglyph site, near Taos, NM. OAS archaeologist and Comanche tribal member Mary Weahkee will lead the tour.

The La Vista Verde site, discovered in 2008, offers a view of rare rock panels that emphasize the Comanche horse culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Glyphs at the site include images of mounted warriors, horse herds, and the capture of horses.

Mary will also be offering a pre-tour lecture on Comanche history and culture at a date to be determined prior to the trip.

This tour is rated as easy and consists of an approximately 2.5 mile, round-trip hike on flat ground. Members of the tour group will be carpooling. Four-wheel-drive vehicles will not be required. The price of the tour and lecture will be $90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members.

For reservations, call the FOA hotline at (505) 982-7799, ext. 7, after 7 a.m. on Tuesday April 9, 2019. The tour will be limited to 18 participants, so please remember to sign up early.