Zuni-Acoma Trail - El Malpais Natl. Mon., NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 57.359 W 107° 56.574
13S E 231270 N 3872117
Quick Description: The Zuni-Acoma trail is a long established over 1000-year old Puebloan Indian trail between the Acoma and Zuni Pueblos.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 6:49:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMMADJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
Visitors to the El Malpais National Monument near Grants NM can hike on 8 of the 75-mile Zuni-Acoma trail that connected the Zuni and Acoma Pueblos for over a thousand years.

The coordinates are for the parking area off the NM 53 at the west end of the trail.

Be warned: this is a flat but EXTREMELY RUGGED hike over exposed lava beds and through very rough terrain. DO YOUR HOMEWORK before hiking this area, and bring lots of water.

From the Enchanted Lands website: (visit link)

"The Zuni-Acoma Trail is one of many ancient routes that connects the pueblos of Zuni and Acoma and has witnessed over 1000 years of human travel and use. Many of the rock cairns and lava bridges built by the Ancestral Puebloans are still used to hike the route today."
Feature Discription: Zuni-Acoma Trail through El Malpais National Monument

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: At the Pueblo of the Zuni people

End of the road: At the Pueblo of the Acoma people

Visit Instructions:
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