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Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW, Western Trail at Unser Blvd, 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, Western Trail at Unser Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
+1 505-899-0205
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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!

Thank Sararonfeld
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Lumerian
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank Kristie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park features many petroglyphs in 3 different areas of the park. Stop at the headquarters for maps and information. It's incredible how these petroglyphs have been maintained for so many centuries. A must see.

Thank Speedbump79
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank msm092015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short hikes were great for us couch potatoes. The petroglyphs were plentiful and fascinating. Start with the video in the visitor center to give you some intro.

1  Thank karamash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Amber K
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Patrick M
8 December 2017|
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Response from damodojo | Reviewed this property |
i think so, i saw people walking dogs, so i assume you can
Mark M
2 October 2017|
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Response from Waterloon | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry about being late with my answer. There are three trails and the one we took was the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail. This one is the one without services. It was pleasant and quiet. Tom.
15 March 2017|
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Response from US-Addict | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea; check with a park ranger