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Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW, Western Trail at Unser Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
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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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"boca negra canyon"
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"visitor center"
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"piedras marcadas"
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a tour to this monument out in a desert area. —just so many petrographs. Would recommend hiking boots to wear out there as the sand gets pretty hot. One must climb up a rocky incline to take pictures. Look really hard for some...More

Thank corgichilover
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is tucked right outside a suburban area. Couldn't believe the number of petroglyphs. We got many nice pictures along the way.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have lived in NM for most of my life - but had never made it to the Petroglyphs until a few weeks ago. Shame on me! There are three different areas that you can stroll or hike and find literally thousands of amazing carvings...More

Thank Crista2010
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to museum/visitors center. Not much to see (shades of what's to come?) So we went to one of the areas to see the petroglyphs. $1.00 to park was about all it was worth. We hiked up a pile of volcanic rock to see several...More

1  Thank Beemer54
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an extremely well done attraction, but I did not get to all of it. We only had time for one canyon which included a short hike to the top of a volcanic mesa, looking at the petroglyphs on the way up and down....More

Thank jwredlabel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just on the edge of the city easy hike through Monument trails to ancient petroglyphs that seem to be everywhere in this canyon. The hike is fairly level, just put on sunblock and a hat to shade yourself. the visitor's center is informative.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not much I can add about the petroglyphs themselves. Today there was a 40-50 mph wind and a high temperature only in the 40’s. My only advice is if you wear contacts with that much wind take them out before you walk if...More

Thank Don D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An abundance of petroglyphs to be seen through several stops including Boca Negra Canyon (reviewed separately), helpful and lovely visitor center, and Piedras Marcadas Canyon. I thoroughly enjoyed it all. Sandy trail at Piedras Marcadas Canyon.

Thank Deanne A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to other reviews on Trip Advisor I knew to start at the Visitor Center and watch the video. The staff in the Visitor Center explained each petroglyph trail to help make a decision on which section to visit. And I asked the staffer on...More

1  Thank Thelmadee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit - very interesting. There is some up and down hiking but none of it is too difficult.

Thank Kent E
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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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