A disappointment. We went out of our way to get here. It is interesting, but it's been so restored that it loses something. If you don't have to go out of your way, it's not a terrible stop.
We went to the Boca Negra Canyon. You can see about 100 petroglyphs in a mile walk. If you don't like to hike up hills, then don't do this one. Most of the petroglyphs are up a steep rocky hill. It was well worth the trip, though. Not a hard hike and plenty to see! This was a great pretty quick stop on our western adventure.
This was one of the biggest expenses on our trip, but it was worth it. Our youngest son (10) loves TX and we had to include a Texas experience on our trip west as we traveled along I-40. Elkins Ranch is a working ranch, but you don't see any of the ranch part on the tour. When our guide found out that our youngest was collecting rocks from each state we visited he took us to a place that had a lot of rocks. He was very nice and helpful.
We really enjoyed our visit with our 17, 15, 13, and 10 year olds. Be sure to take the original path down the mesa when you are given the opportunity. Our oldest was a little upset that it was still occupied and was concerned about bothering the people who lived there. But, we were told that this their second home and most have another home several miles away. We did enjoy looking at many of the native artists goods.
Bryce is so beautiful! We did the Queens Garden/Navajo loop with our family including our 10, 13, 15, and 17 year olds. Saw some family doing it with their walking two year olds..not sure that was a good idea. Very steep going down and back up. Beautiful and well worth it! We took the trail counter-clockwise (opposite of what the trail guide recommends) and we really liked that route. We think the route up was easier that way.
Beautiful place! You have to walk a bit through the sand a bit up and over a hill, but well worth it. It was pretty crowded the day we went, but we could still get a spot to get a picture.
So glad we stopped to see this little town. Sad that it's so dilapidated, but we loved seeing the murals and neon signs.