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Petroglyph National Monument

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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

We only did the short hikes at Boca. They were not very readable. Although we hiked early, it was really hot and we decided to skip the other two trails.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked the dog friendly trail early on a Saturday morning. Keep in mind that there is no shade and it got hot pretty quickly. It was difficult to find some of the petroglyphs. My son pointed out that having better signs with pictures would...More

Thank karouselkid
Reviewed 3 days ago

Trying to see National parks, this was was very close. Be prepared for lots of walking and also driving to the different sites. Some of the trails are rocky, so good shoes are required. Make sure you have water.

Thank Sandi T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. A little hot the day we were there but you can clearly see many Petroglyphs. We highly recommend. Quick drive from Albuquerque.

Thank Vikki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the western edge of Albuquerque, these sites feature thousands of rock carvings. It changes on every visit because the light changes throughout the year. Easy walks for families, but very hot in the summer as there is no shade.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the easy hike oozing with with history. Easy drive and parking, just outside of Albuquerque. I would recommend it highly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a couple very short walks after visiting the visitors center and getting a recommendation of where to visit with my circumstances. Really cool stuff and worth the visit. Will be back to check out the longer hikes and volcano

Thank Croood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Petroglyph had easy hikes with LOTS of petroglyphs. We didn’t stay long, but it a quick drive from anywhere in Albuquerque and well worth a visit.

1  Thank theresa10580
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place, I am from New Mexico but I never realizeed they were such amazing petroglyphs here. Easy to get to and user-friendly

1  Thank mtsanblas51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, go to the visitor center. The guide tells you how to enjoy this place. They have 4 sites to go. 3 canyons and 1 volcano. If you decide where and when, just go. You can enjoy big scenery beyond imagination.

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Elaine W
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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