Dragonfly Loop Trail - #720

Area Status: Open
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Dragonfly Trail Petroglyph

The Dragonfly Trailhead is located roughly 3 miles east of Silver City on the north side of Highway 180. The trail is open to pedestrians/hikers, cyclists and is equestrian friendly.

Click here to view a map of the Dragonfly Trail and other trails in the Fort Bayard system

Dragonfly Trail is most known for the petroglyphs located approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Here visitors can see petroglyphs, enjoy the many live dragonflies during the right months and take in the breath taking scenery.

While enjoying the petroglyphs make sure to:

  • Never deface rock art
  • Not remove rock art
  • Never build fires near the rock art
  • Avoid climbing or leaning on the rock art
  • Never chalk, trace or apply anything to the rock art panels
  • Not touch the pictographs as the oils from your hands can damage or change the pigments of the rock art

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Silver City Information Center: Silver City Ranger District 575-388-8201
Restroom: Yes

General Information


There is a new parking lot at the trailhead for the Dragonfly Loop Trail

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Day Hiking

The Ft. Bayard Trail System has many miles of trails with the main attraction being a three mile loop (Dragonfly Loop) which takes visitors to the petroglyphs.

Status: Open


Picnic tables