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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

We first went to the park office where a knowledgeable ranger gave us descriptions of the different trails. We opted for the 2.2 mile loop trail. The trail was mostly level and we were easily able to see 100's of petroglyphs with some informative signs....More

Thank Riley M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've seen petroglyphs in several states and there are some great ones here. It would be a shame to pass up a visit if you're in Albuquerque. Boca Negra is particularly easy access, with three short trails, including the steep Mesa Point trail.

Thank biondabear
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did not remember my schooling days but this was an interesting walk. We started with the ranger station explaining the grounds with great detail and excitement. The walk was very nice, interesting and well maintained. We ended the trail with a group of hot air...More

Thank josephmongeau
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be warned. Some of the pictures are fakes. But some of which you think are fake are NOT. Make sure you go to the visitor center first-you have to for the research and understand what this entire spread-out monument is about. You need to have...More

Thank Orlando M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's just simply fascinating to see how the Native Americans expressed themselves & their lives through these drawings on the volcanic rock. Its also good exercise to walk the upper path of Piedras Marcadas and enjoy the views. The rangers at the visitor center are...More

Thank Love2ChaCha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I visited the Monument. It was a bit confusing getting there. Once we found where we were going, and made our way to the more developed trail. It was a bit of a hike for a couple of old folks, but we did...More

1  Thank Colleen213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is a great place to start, it will help you determine which trail to take. The Rinconada trail is a reasonable length, plenty of opportunity to see the petroglyphs. Gorgeous day ( are there any other kind in ABQ?). Sandy trail, so...More

Thank 102deannac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How many cities do you know that have a National Monument in the city? Not a lot, right? Well, if you're interested in some unusal petroglyphs and stunning views of the whole Albuquerque area from a nice elevation, this is another of Albuquerque's unique "Must...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole area is very interesting history of the people before us and how they view the world around them. Be prepare for a rocky climb.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to take a hike with the kids/dogs. Not super easy to do with a stroller but not impossible.

Thank Mark F
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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