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"Tome Hill" New Mexico Things to Do Tip by maemae11

New Mexico Things to Do: 276 reviews and 604 photos

Hiking Tome Hill is an incredible experience. It's not a long hike up (1.7 mi), unless you don't have a cold sip of water. But once you get to the top you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and sacred crosses as you stand upon volcanic mass. This is from "More than 1,800 petroglyphs have been recorded on the hill, some of which date back more than 2,000 years. At the foot of the hill is a large steel sculpture called La Puerta del Sol (Gateway to the Sun) is intended to reflect the diverse cultures of the region. The sculpture is the beginning of a 10-acre park which will include pathways, picnic tables, and interpretive panels telling the story of Cerro del Tomé and the people of Tomé. A self-guided tour of the ancient petroglyphs, sculpture and Camino Real history is currently available."

Directions: US-85/NM-314 along the El Camino Real (the Royal Road).

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 19, 2010
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