Dragonfly Loop Trail - #720
Dragonfly Trail is most known for the petroglyphs located approximately 2 miles from the trailhead. Here visitors can see petroglyphs, enjoy the many live dragonflies during the right months and take in the breathtaking scenery. The Dragonfly Trailhead is located roughly 3 miles east of Silver City on the north side of US Highway 180. The trail is open to pedestrians/hikers, cyclists and is equestrian friendly.
While enjoying the petroglyphs make sure to:
- Take pictures
- Document where you see petroglyphs in a written form, i.e., a journal
- Leave only footprints; take only memories
- Respect ancient cultural artifacts
- Never deface rock art or attempt to remove the 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
- Do not touch the petroglyphs as the oils from your hands can damage or change the pigments of the rock art
View a map of the Dragonfly Trail and other trails in the Fort Bayard system
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Day-use area only.|
|Closest Towns:||Silver City, NM|
There are two parking lots at the trailhead for the Dragonfly Loop Trail, one which accommodates cars and the other accommodates RVs and vehicles with horse trailers.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
|Parking:||There are two parking lots at the trailhead for the Dragonfly Loop Trail, one which accommodates cars and the other accommodates RVs and vehicles with horse trailers.|
|Toilets:||Located at the Dragonfly Trailhead|