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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 6 days ago

We ventured out to Boca Negra Canyon and arrived at 8am. We did not start at the visitor center and that worked out great. There was no one else in the area, so it was very peaceful and quiet. There is one structured pathway up...More

Thank Chlywly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen petroglyphs in many places and there is a commonality, but we have never seen so many on such a short walk. We did the Piedras mencados trail per ranger recommendation. Very interesting and thought provoking.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Monument is only about 15 minutes from downtown Albuquerque so it makes and easy visit during your time in New Mexico. Stop at the Visitors Center and learn about the three main areas. We didn't have a lot of time so we went...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

there are several trails that you just hike yourself with an audio tour. The petroglyphs are everywhere and you get close enough to touch them.

Thank Jena H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accessible and a great way to see petroglyphs. Bring a hat and water because the trails are not near the visitor center.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went last week and found the sites and the initial rangers station very educational. There are over 25,000 petroglyphs and very intriguing as to their meanings. The kids love to climb and the adults like to surmise. Well worth the trip to the west...More

Thank arlie2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 3 different levels of difficulty, you should be able to find a trail that pleases you. It is a learning experience. View the petroglyphs and see if you can interpret some of the symbols.

Thank juunno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Preserves a large number of petroglyphs which are the archeological inheritance of the region. Some very easy accessible walking as well as hiking. A good variety of rock art. The signage/info isn't at the highest level of scholarship, but is an ok starting place for...More

1  Thank landart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the northern park. We took two hours for a total of two miles while taking pictures. Not too many people in this part of the park. Path was not paved but was sandy and not difficult to walk. Lots of petroglyphs at the...More

Thank ada11s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect when visiting this place but got to walk a nice paved trail to look at the petroglyphs. Some were hard to see but overall was a really neat experience. Would definitely go back!

1  Thank Effie431
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Patrick M
8 December 2017|
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Response from Feenixwest | Reviewed this property |
Saw no dogs so I don't know. Call the park.
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