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

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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 http://www.legendsofamerica.com/NM-Isleta.html: "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).

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  • Written Jun 19, 2010
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