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Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
+1 505-899-0205
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Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a 17-mile canyon outside of Albuquerque.
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6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
+1 505-899-0205
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This national monument is a short distance from Old Town and offers a chance for people of all levels of fitness to see some very interesting petroglyphs. There are paved paths, unpaved paths and picnic tables, (and restrooms) that offer views of interesting art and...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 5 days ago

The petroglyphs were my favorite thing I got to see while visiting Albuquerque but they aren't at this address. Come here and ask the Park Ranger for the map and he will give you the map with the locations of the 3 trails. The trails...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Right outside Albuquerque is this easy hike with a great view of ABQ below. There are actually a couple of trails you can take. Unfortunately when I went one was closed off. Also, there are facilities at the front parking lot. Overall, would recommend visiting.

Thank Cal_Manning
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big waste of time. Find something better to do. Pile of rocks and not much to look at. This was by far the worst thing we did here.

Thank gobengo20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited one section of this unique national monument - the Boca Negra Canyon. We are not big into hiking so we opted to visit this section after stopping @ the main entrance/visitor center & speaking with the person on duty. Here's where we...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff were very helpful and had excellent knowledge of the area, and gave us some excellent advice for the viewing

Thank damodojo
Reviewed 1 week ago

An important reminder that there were people living here long before Europeans arrived as immigrants. The preserved history on the rocks is a precious part of our countries heritage.

Thank Lily5754
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my gosh! I hadn’t been there in a long time and when I went yesterday to go see them again I was so blown away at the beauty of it all. This is one place you want to go see in Albuquerque because it’s...More

Thank Mixedfeelings33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at the visitor center were very friendly and recommended turning back halfway along the path (instead of walking the loop) in order to see the most petroglyphs. It was very different terrain from the volcanoes and tent rocks and hiking the path below...More

Thank dektolia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Petroglyph Nat'l Mon't is easy drive from anywhere in the Albuquerque area.I would suggest a morning visit- staying away from the heat of an afternoon. Bring water on hikes. Although the trails are short, water is always a good idea.Hiking to volcanoes is definitely a...More

Thank hikerdean
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Mark M
2 October 2017|
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Response from Waterloon | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry about being late with my answer. There are three trails and the one we took was the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail. This one is the one without services. It was pleasant and quiet. Tom.
14 March 2017|
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Response from US-Addict | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea; check with a park ranger
Charlene C
27 February 2017|
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Response from US-Addict | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! First stop at the visitor center; it is very informative and you can get an update on the trail and weather conditions before you head to the trails. I would suggest going to the Boca Negra Canyon. The trail... More