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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

While a small building greets you, the rangers are eager to answer questions. There is a 30 minute movie with seating for 20 or so people. Still, it was interesting and informational. One of the people in our small group could not walk well, so...More

Thank DorisS175
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a traveler that enjoys both history and national parks and monuments this is worth the time to visit! Short walks and a great glimpse of history in the south west!

Thank Motivator535
Reviewed 2 days ago

Several areas in a seventeen mile cliff have many petroglyphs. One area open to the public has three paths for viewing, but parking is limited. Right on the edge of Albuquerque.

Thank Joel-Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visitor center is beautiful and well done. Even if you can't handle the walks, the movie is great. Walks to petroglyph sites are difficult if you're not in good shape but well worth the effort if you can do it. Hundreds of old and very...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the park on a day of intermittent rain, so we had the trail pretty much to ourselves. We enjoyed the hike and the petroglyphs, and we saw two roadrunners as well.

Thank Kredit
Reviewed 3 days ago

The monument has three choices for viewing the petroglyphs; we did Renconada Canyon (see TIP below). Overall, quite interesting especially if you haven't seen petroglyphs before. Unfortunately, the trail is roped off at quite a distance from the 'glyphs so they're sometimes hard to view...More

1  Thank TheObjectiveCritic
Reviewed 4 days ago

Petroglyph National Monument is a jewel in the desert! The marking were originally a road map for the ancestors of the Pueblo Indians. It is considered a sacred place that should be honored by all. When you visit this fascination place make sure you take...More

Thank Lenora D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a morning hiking and seeing the petroglyphs. We had a three year old with us you does quite a bit of hiking with his parents and he did great.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've seen a number of petroglyph sites, and this one has a pretty wide range in comparison. There are a few trails that bring you up close to a number of the drawings. The problem is that some have been vandalized, and some are outright...More

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great trails to search out and find petroglyphs left by ancient peoples of the early southwest. Informative visitor center staff. Lovely shaded patio.

Thank EllenBread
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Mark M
2 October 2017|
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Response from regiontravelreturns | Reviewed this property |
Boca Negra is wonderful--albeit maybe not 2 miles. There's an "uphill" piece that is rewarding that will keep you in view of the parking lot but will afford you great views of petroglyphs. Great spot to hang out for a bit.
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
28 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