So, there’s this really unique place called Boca de Potrerillos in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I recently visited with some friends because we heard it was an archeological site in the desert, which seems pretty cool.

To be honest I didn’t know what to expect. The place is really near by where I live so I thought it would be a good idea.

There’s one thing I would like to mention when trying to get there. Please take a look at this map:

The map and the road you need to take

When you're driving down the road #53, you'll notice a small dirt path that leads into the valley. There's no sign or anything. Just this, so pay attention:

The road to Boca de Potrerillos

I wasn’t sure what to expect. Maybe a horrible, difficult road perfect for a 4x4, which I was not driving. Maybe not. And it certainly turned out for the best. The road is actually pretty easy to navigate in a normal car. And it’s not that long. Maybe between 15-20 minutes depending on how you’re driving and what vehicle you own.

After that you’ll arrive to what seems to be a small rustic building with a fence and parking space. And in the building, you’ll maybe find the same old man that greeted me and my friends. Really nice guy. Doesn’t have much to say. You don’t have to pay anything, it’s a free to visit site, although you are encouraged to leave a tip which helps maintenance. Please do.

After that you’re free to continue down a very clean path which is kind of off-putting to a certain extent until you notice that several of the big boulders and rocks on your right actually have petroglyphs. And wow, there are so many. And they could be anywhere between 5,000 to 8,000 years old.

I find it crazy how such a place can exist. It’s just there. Barely anyone around. Hiding such an amazing history.

I'll leave more info in the following links so anyone can learn more as to what this place is about and how to get there.

INAH
Wikipedia
Google Maps

Anyway, just wanted to share a small bit of a quick trip to a cool place you can find in Mexico. Hope to keep on sharing more adventures with any reader that wanders into my blog.

Keep the adventures coming!