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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The visitor center is staffed with very helpful volunteers. The park is well marked and there’s ample parking in the various hiking areas. The signage around the hiking areas are helpful explaining what the geologic, historic features in the area. The petroglyphs are remarkable in...More

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So many petroglyphs right on the trail. Not a long or difficult walk. Wish I knew what the indians were thinking as they made their drawings. Really interesting. Tests your imagination. Make sure you go across the road to see the old "pit houses." It...More

Thank linbill2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There was some hiking involved but it is amazing how these treasures have lasted. Definately worth visiting.

Thank gulfcoastfriend
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The path was easy to walk along but it was difficult to actually see the Petroglyphs. Some our quite away from the bath

Thank Joan B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As one reviewer said, “unusual location.” I totally agree but worth the trip. Make sure you stop in at the visitors center and talk to one of the Park Rangers as to which hiking paths you would like to walk. Some paths are around 15...More

Thank Faith501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Petroglyph National Monument is located on Unser Blvd, where you can see a short informative film on the area and the petroglyphs. Then, you can proceed to various areas to take a few walks. We went to the Boca Negro Canyon, about 2 miles...More

Thank mammak61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun place to walk through and get a taste of history! The walk is smooth in most places and fun to see history all around you!

Thank Tori J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the visitor center just before closing and the guy there was very pleasant and directed us to another location which stayed open later. Right behind an oil change station ( yep ) - take water and good shoes for the 1.5 mile hike...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this, the docents / ranger, were really friendly and the knowledge base is fantastic, this is a must see while in town

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the northern trail Piedras Marcadas trail and did the big loop. They say this trail has 200-300 Petroglyphs. I think they’re right. We say over a hundred without looking to hard. Saw a bunny, Road Runner, Jack Rabbit (BIG ears) and a Coopers Hawk....More

Thank Hummer1973
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
20 March 2018|
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Response from Marianne1017 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t get to Tent Rocks. Bandelier was a good 90 minute drive to Albuquerque. We were there for several hours and just did the visitor center and the Main Loop Trail. This trail is very interesting and the time spent... More
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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
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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.
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