We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
+1 505-899-0205
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$159.00*
and up
Albuquerque Sunrise Balloon Ride
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-899-0205
Write a Review
Reviews (1,272)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,244 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument is spread over several different areas, all within an easy drive of the visitors center. It's a good idea to go to the visitors center first to get oriented and understand the different trails and sites available. Some of the hikes are more...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like mysteries and Native American folk lore this is the place to wander around and look at what they scratched into the desert patina on the rocks. lots of different symbols and pictographs (ancient emoji's) A lot of them were copies of other...More

Thank must_need_H2O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this area. Make sure to stop in the visitor center first to watch the 20 minute video on the geological and cultural history of the petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are about a five minute drive from there and there is a small fee to...More

Thank Milena C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Petroglyph National Monument to hike the Piedras Marcadas Canyon Trail, but couldn't find the trailhead (we found out later we were very close!). Instead, we went to the visitor center where there are no petroglyphs and talked with the friendly ranger. He...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking at 100's of Indian etchings! Fun trying to guess their meaning! Worthwhile easy hike!

Thank Timmm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's plenty to see covering a wide area. You're not hiking much but it's a wonder treat for visitors.

Thank Man G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the monument while repairs were done on our RV, to pass the time, and were so glad we did. Only had time for one of sites, so we chose Boca Negra Canyon. Easy climb to the top of the hill, even in the...More

Thank Grady M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a weekday and there was no fee. The visitor center was pleasant. Lots of books. Staff helpful. You do need to pick up a map and talk to the staff about which trails are best for you. The trails when you get...More

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to the Petroglyphs National Monument. The visitor center was very knowledgeable, and the area is very hiker friendly. American history on display!

Thank rdahl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable walk on one of the trails. Hundreds of petroglyphs. Great game of "hide and seek." Make sure and bring water, hat, and sunscreen.

Thank Cindy B
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
M'tucci's Italian
185 reviews
3.21 km away
Nate and Hannah's
60 reviews
3.29 km away
Flix Brewhouse
25 reviews
3.24 km away
Weck's
39 reviews
3.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
12 reviews
4.77 km away
Unser Racing Museum
270 reviews
5.33 km away
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
181 reviews
4.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
luvinthesun51
15 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Charlene C
28 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote
Barry B
6 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes