This page is dedicated to the colorful pictographs of Montevideo, taken by my camera from New Years Weekend 2002 to my final visit in February 2017. The bigger, better images will be the newer ones, found by scrolling down past the older ones. The photos have been color enhanced so they are more like what are as seen in person. Not one bit of modern graffiti was seen, fortunately. The road was best done with a 4×4 vehicle. This has been a good filter keeping out disrespectful people. Howard Gulick, author of Lower California Guidebook has the earliest photograph I have seen, from September 1963: https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb7338770z/. This site was mentioned in the 1967 edition, revision note on page 11 (for page 124). In the 1971 Sunset Travel Guide to Baja California, the map shows the approximate pictograph location. 1975 and later editions of Harry Crosby’s book, The Cave Paintings of Baja California also details the site with photos, drawings and text. In 2018, a new ranch named San Ildefonso, erected a locked gate midway up the 5.8 mile road to the pictographs. Fortunately, these photographs preserve this fantastic site I have been so fortunate to have enjoyed many times.

January 2, 2002:

A happy David Kier (44 yrs old) at his first visit to Montevideo.

April 5, 2002:

Sarah Kier, 11.5 years old
Steve and Emma Cox. Steve was known as the ‘Bedman’ on the Internet.
Debra G., who was known a ‘TravelPearl’ on the Internet.
Sarah Kier having fun.

January 2004:

January 2005:

Elizabeth’s first time at Montevideo. Her handle was soon to be ‘Baja Angel’ from the choosing of Antonio, ‘Baja Cactus’.

November 2006:

Our friend Roy Hall, the ‘Squarecircle’.
Joshua Bull

Elizabeth and son, Josh

September 2016:

The Baja Extreme 2016 Tour at Montevideo.

February 2017:

A very tall cirio or ‘boojum’ tree, at Montevideo.
The painted cliff was just a few steps from the road, making access for handicapped and elderly convenient.
The 5.8 mile road to and from Montevideo, connects to the San Borja road, 2.0 miles south of the highway to Bahía de los Angeles, at Km. 45. A locked gate was placed across this road by the ranch located at its end to prevent cattle thieving. See Campo Daggett about access at L.A. Bay.

Thank you, www.vivabaja.com