Penasco Blanco Trail

Remains of tan masonry walls overlooking a desert landscape.
Peñasco Blanco

Jedediah Drolet


Peñasco Blanco: 7.5 miles (12 km) roundtrip (4-6 hours)
Petroglyphs: 4.0 miles (6.4 km) roundtrip (2-3 hours)


Pueblo del Arroyo parking area

Elevation gain:

500 feet (152 meters)

Peñasco Blanco, an unexcavated great house, has a unique oval design and a spectacular natural setting with a tremendous view from West Mesa. The longest trail in the park includes two spur trails to view numerous petroglyphs and pictographs. Hot summer sun and soft sand can make this a difficult trail.

A black and white map of a trail named Peñasco Blanco. The hiking trail is a dashed line and the solid line represents the road. Various features and site locations are printed on the map.
Trail to Peñasco Blanco
A tall masonry wall with a jagged doorway acts as a window to show the remains of masonry walls in the background, mixed among and blending into the desert landscape.
View of Peñasco Blanco through doorway.

Last updated: March 20, 2024

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