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Petroglyph National Monument

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Tips from locals

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
September 7, 2019
Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual…
Danielle
Danielle
January 4, 2020
Part of the National Park. See rocks with old native american "graffiti" on them.
Atrall
Atrall
October 2, 2019
Free, easy walking trail to view ancient petroglyphs. There is usually a park ranger along the path at some point. They are always friendly and informative.
Tiffany & Ben
Tiffany & Ben
February 5, 2019
Hike or walk through ancient petroglyphs.
J
J
April 2, 2017
Hiking Trails & see Petroglyphs. Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago
Kyle
Kyle
August 3, 2019
One of the few places you can still view historic petroglyphs created by Native Americans over a hundred years ago.
Sue
Sue
November 1, 2016
There are several areas of the park, including connecting open spaces that serve as a wildlife bridge on the west side of town. The park preserves and showcases symbols/artwork in the stone made by ancient cultures. Parts of it are also peaceful places to explore out in the desert. Fall through…
Ernesto
Ernesto
April 26, 2012
A portal into the ancient past of Albuquerque. Easy walking trails.
Vanessa
Vanessa
September 15, 2016
See petroglyphs up close on multiple trails and native species.
Kelly
Kelly
March 4, 2017
Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city's western horizon.

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Location
Western Trail Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone+1 505-899-0205
Websitenps.gov
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM