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Petroglyph National Monument

Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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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

It's definitely interesting if you're nearby. There are 3 canyons where you can see carvings but you need a car and the one with most drawings is the furtherest one from visitors center.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lada K
Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to move to different spots to see all the Petroglyphn parking areas are too small so need to arrive when is not to crowded, they have different length to walk more or less depend on your time or waling abilities

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JLRendon
Reviewed 2 days ago

I always try to find a good park when I end up staying in a city, and this one is well worth the time. though it lack the remoteness of most petroglyph sites, the shear number is amazing, and not many metro parks have this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sweeniesdad
Reviewed 6 days ago

The main trail here was only a couple of miles but the best time to see the art is late afternoon in my opinion. We were able to see them clearly. The trail is pretty flat so its an easy walk though we only went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jessica c
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun adventure! It was very interesting walking on the trails and finding all of the petroglyphs from back in the day! We had a fun time trying to figure out what they meant! Would do this again!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deniseehanshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to explore Petroglyph NM on a brisk Sunday afternoon. The sky was threatening & the weather was changing quickly. After talking to the ranger we decided to explore the petroglyphs along the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail where we could take our dog.The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place to see and take photos along with some hiking. Easy hikes and nice views of the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The petroglyphs were nice Had a nice little hike up the hill. It has awesome views andhteat petroglyphs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaredmcc38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually not a single monument or park, but a series of several sites within about 5 miles of each other. A visitors center provides guidance on the sites and their differences. Nice hiking and good fund looking for these 400-700 year-old petroglyphs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EugeC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can image how long it took to create this historic display on the rocks. Thousands of imprints carved on stone with stone showing pictures of life and their culture. It is great that we can learn and study the ancient life of our lands...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Elaine W
26 June 2018|
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Response from HCovik | Reviewed this property |
A breeze. You can walk the main trail in about one hour (1 1/4 mile). Just some climbing on ladders if you want to look inside cliff dwellings. The "Alcove house" (Ceremonial cave) is an additional 1 mile, 1 hour round-trip... More
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
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