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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
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Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on...

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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Petroglyph Natl. Monument - best location for walking your dog

We have visited all but one of the four listed sites for Petroglyph Natl. Monument in western Albuquerque. The only site we have not visited is Volcanoes which is the most... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited all but one of the four listed sites for Petroglyph Natl. Monument in western Albuquerque. The only site we have not visited is Volcanoes which is the most remotely located of the four. The site that combines being dog friendly (I believe the only one) with a good walking trail and numerous petroglyphs, is Piedras Marcadas Canyon.... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hiked the Rinconada Trail which is about 2.5 miles. We saw a lot of petroglyphs, once we knew what we were looking for. We enjoyed the hike, the view, and looking for the petroglyphs. We recommend you stop at the Visitors Center first and discuss the hikes with the Visitors Center host, we got lots of valuable information, bought... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The visitor center is not at the same location as the petroglyph sites, however they provide information on which hikes you can use and the locations. They also provide a wonderful movie that is quite educational and well done.

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Thank 32724Leslie
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The three petroglyph sites are on the far west side of ABQ. The sites themselves are isolated, but the entrances/parking are still in the city. Each are in separate areas that you need to drive to, as is the visitor center. Go to the visitor center first to get current trail conditions, directions and advice on the best site to... More 

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Orange, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visitor center is not where the petroglyphs are. They are scattered in the park. We only went to the main site, and it has limited parking. It has a series of petroglyphs you can see by climbing small trails. The best area requires the most climbing. Some of the climbing is precarious, so have good shoes. It is sort... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Petroglyph National Monument on May 20, 2017. I went early to avoid the afternoon sun and I think this was the best time (9:30 am). The Petroglyph National Monument has various hiking trails in Boca Negra Canyon, Riconada Canyon, Piedra Marcadas Canyon and Cinder Cones. I went to Boca Negra Canyon and spent about an hour walking... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our visit, our first stop was the Piedras Marcadas trail - and it ended up being our favorite. It seems to be very popular with the locals, and we saw a lot of petroglyphs along the way.

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Springfield, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument was Sand with rocks in the background. It was ok for those that like to excercise. It was something that I was glad that we checked out. Probably not something that I will go To again.

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Joensuu, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting part of history. The park is quite big and there are several different locations. Lot's of petroglyphs. Trails are varying from easy and short to quite difficult. Boca Negara Canyon and Rinaconda Canyon are have easy trails, and some nice petroglyphs to see. Seeing petroglyphs isn't same every time, it depends weather, sun, humidity etc.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were in Albuquerque we decided to check this place out. It was well-preserved but only slightly interesting to us (we aren't super interested in historical sites since we get bored quickly with them.) We only did one of the trails -- and that was enough for us. Glad we went but probably wouldn't revisit.

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