When taking the “back road” from Albuquerque to Los Alamos through the Jemez mountains, stunning red rocks appear as if out of nowhere, on Jemez Pueblo land.
On a guided hike organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Saturday, Sept. 7, there is the opportunity to explore these rock formations and learn about the history and culture of the Jemez people who have lived there for centuries.
Mary Pecos, a guide at the Walatowa Visitor Center, will lead the group on a 1.5 mile hike through the beautiful landscape of Jemez Pueblo. Pecos will talk about the geology and native plants of the area, as well as how the local residents use the plants.
The group will meet at PEEC at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 7 to carpool to the Walatowa Visitor Center. The cost is $6 per person, and this program is limited to 10 people. To reserve a spot, visit www.pajaritoeec.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 662-0460.