Went to view the petroglyphs and really enjoyed the walk. Not so easy to find but once we located the visitor center the Ranger was very welcoming and helpful! Worth a visit!
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I was in the area only had a short amount of time to do a quick hike. The park service does a great job marking the area trails with signs and the parking was perfect. I was able to hop on a trail and see...More
We came to NM to see all the National Park units (about 15 in the whole state), and Petroglyph is hands down the easiest to get to being within city limits of ABQ. There are 3 separate sections, none of which are at the visitor...More
OK....I was the trip planner for our Route 66 family trip & the Petroglyph National Monument was my choice to see because I wanted to see ancient Petroglyphs. However, we were pulling a camper and became very frustrated with trying to find the location of...More
I have seen petroglyphs, lots of them in lots of places. This is not at the top of my list. If, however, you have never seen any of these marvels, are not physically capable of visiting any of the more impressive petroglyph sites I have...More
This National Monument consists of several areas, including the Boca Negra site. This site has lots of pictographs along fairly short trails, which can be a bit taxing due to their steepness. However, they are really worth the effort!
There are a number of walks you can take - some longer than others - plan a couple of walks and you might need either a really full day or a couple of half days. Get oriented at the park office first!
Go to the visitor center first to get a map and speak to the park worker. There are 3 different trails, and you have to drive to each one. So it's more spread out than I thought. Boca Negro trail has a parking lot you...More