Upcoming Events

June 13, 2020

Galisteo Basin day hike: Pueblo Galisteo
CANCELED―The Galisteo Basin day hike: Pueblo Galisteo has been canceled
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Cost of trip: $90 for FOA members, $100 for non-FOA members

Galisteo Basin day hike: Pueblo Colorado (SOLD OUT)

October 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Cost of trip: $90 for FOA members, $100 for non-FOA members

On Saturday, October 5, 2019 Eric Blinman will lead a day-long hike on the San Cristobal Ranch, not only visiting Pueblo Colorado but also nearby archaeological sites that predate this major Galisteo Basin Pueblo. The hike will be strenuous, covering several miles of rugged terrain, and participants will need to carry water and lunch for the day. Pueblo Colorado is a roughly 900-room pueblo in a spectacular setting at the base of a south-facing cliff-alcove. It was abandoned prior to the 17th century and was never a mission community, but the pueblo does have later historic period overlays. There is a small amount of rock art in the vicinity.

The black-on-white pottery sites in the vicinity have never been studied but fall within the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. These sites represent homesteads and hamlets of one to several families during the period when a change in the Southwestern monsoon weather pattern allowed dry farming of maize in the Galisteo Basin.

The cost of the trip is $90 for FOA members, and $100 for non-FOA members. This trip is limited to 16 participants. For more information or to make reservations, call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6 after 7am, starting Tuesday, September 3.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.


Petroglyph of a Franciscan monk at Pueblo Colorado