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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 via mobile

Pretty much need to be a hiker to really appreciate this. Three different areas to view the petroglyphs, 1 easy, one medium, and one a more difficult climb. Great view from the top. Multiple petroglyphs to be seen, although it was sad that a few...More

Thank Ruey R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the Rinconada Canyon Trail which was 2 miles round trip. I am not an experienced hiker. We went in the morning before it got too hot. Some areas the sand was really soft and other areas we walked was firmer. Some inclines. If...More

Thank Rhjones69
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to hike the Boca Negra - the one with the paved path. There are three short hikes. I had my two boys with me - 12 and 15. They enjoyed it We were told there were just under 200 petroglyphs to see, but...More

2  Thank TXMomofBoys
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Boca Negra Canyon because we didn't have a lot of time and this is an easy hike. There are 3 separate trails at Boca Negra. The park ranger said one takes 5 minutes, the 2nd takes 15 minutes, and the...More

1  Thank Dallas_Traveler3
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seemed to be enjoyed by the 3 & 5-year olds we took as well as the parents. A lot to see with a few relatively short hikes (2 easy and one with some altitude gain). Able to see the park without children loosing interest or...More

Thank Denny R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must see if in the area. The petroglyphs were amazing. Worth the visit. Short hike, lots to see . Easy to get to park and walk a short distance.

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With three sites, plenty of hiking (go early, take water, wear boots and a hat, take a hiking stick if you can), and have fun finding the many symbols that beg one to conjure up a story. An amazing concentration of petroglyphs in such a...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great petroglyphs and easy hiking trails. A must visit for folks interested in the history of the native Indians that lived here 400 or more years ago.

Thank ChickenJim
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited lots of National Parks and Monuments...each are interesting in their own right. This one was surprising because the trail (Piedras Marcadas) starts off near the backyards of a neighborhood, but soon you are in the country. There are quite a few interesting...More

1  Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting. Some petroglyphs are a bit hard to get to, but it was an amazing experience to see all of that. Be careful not to step on ants, they can bite really hard.

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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
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
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