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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 yesterday

In the middle of my visit I realized that I was seeing some new drawings ... it was kind of funny, by I suggest the park officials to try to erase the new ones to avoid confusion ;o) I have to pay an entrance fee...More

Thank Ana F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a brief visit to Petroglyph National Park. Spent some time getting to talk to the Park Ranger, and visiting the petroglyph sites. It is amazing to think that these symbols have lasted so long; the curators did a great job preserving them and creating...More

Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to visit to view ancient native american artifacts. Various trails lead you to many different petroglyphs. Worth the trip and very near the center of town. The rangers were very helpful and informative

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the ABQ area. There are a variety of hiking trails from easy to strenuous and all have tons of petroglyphs to discover. We hiked the Boca Negra Canyon trails and were not disappointed. The trails are well...More

Thank Rnis72789
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unique place to hike. It's in an Albuquerque suburb but through most of the hike you feel like you're in some isolated desert park. The petroglyphs (rock drawings) are very interesting and generally well maintained -- no graffiti or litter. We...More

Thank Waterloon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but it's still pretty amazing to look at. The final road to it looked like I would need a Wrangler or a Hummer to make it, and I didn't want to trash my rental car.

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been turned on to petroglyphs with visits to Dinosaur National Monument (Utah/Colorado) and roads leading there from Grand Junction we had to see the Petroglyph National Monument while we were in Albuquerque. There are actually multiple trails accessed from different places. We decided to...More

Thank DenverFoothills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE went early, but it was still warm. We visited the visitor center and made plans to visit one of the sites Piedras Marcadas. It has many easily accessible petroglyphs for capturing images. It was warm so I recommend to go early and have some...More

Thank E997IOdannyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must stop by the ranger station and watch the film-it is so worth the little bit of time it takes. We only went to the "paved" trail and that's a bit misleading. You have to climb up onto a huge pile of rocks and...More

1  Thank grubesicgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Albuquerque has a real treasure in the Petroglyph National Park. No other place has so many ancient rock carvings close to an urban area. Start at the ranger station for a 15 minute movie to understand what you will see. The ranger will explain each...More

Thank Dawn M
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Terrygrim3 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry; I can't remember if I saw bike tracks. I didn't see any bikers. The trails are not really long, and if you want to shoot by these sometimes subtle petroglyphs without seeing them, that would be a good way. I would... More
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
Barry B
6 February 2017|
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Response from US-Addict | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barry, We also went on the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail and also did all the short side trails of this trail. Everything is pretty well marked and you get to see the petroglyphs up close. If I remember well, what we... More