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Petroglyph National Monument

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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone Number: 505-899-0205
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Activities: Hiking, Running
Description: Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on...
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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A beautiful and unique place for hiking...with some beautiful views.

The first time I visited Petroglyph National Monument to hike was with my son's 1st grade class. The class field trip was a hike on one of the trails within the monument... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The first time I visited Petroglyph National Monument to hike was with my son's 1st grade class. The class field trip was a hike on one of the trails within the monument, accompanied buy a Park Ranger. We were able to easily see some of the major petroglyphs on the rocks along the trail. Others were a bit more difficult... More 

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east texas usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were there on a Saturday and there were LOTS of families with little kids. We love little kids, but there was no ranger supervision on any of the trails and the kids were climbing EVERYWHERE. There's also a ton of graffiti on the rocks- very sad.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We started with a quick stop at the visitors center, where we got maps and helpful advice from the ranger on which spots would be of most interest to our family (10 & 13yo kids). Visited Boca Negra Canyon first -- if you only have time for one spot, this is the one! Three short hiking trails (two VERY short)... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking the trails and observing the petroglyphs, but walking some of the trails you better be looking at the ground. Apparently the signs posted at the trails for being a good neighbor while walking your dog have been ignored by some of the people. Dog poop was present on the sides of the trails and on one trail... More 

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East Marion, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We hiked the small trails in the park. Unfortunately some visitors have defaced these writings ruining it for future generations. The park has created pathways where you don't get up close to the petroglyphs in some areas, but on other walks you will view them up close. Worthy of a few hours walking and enjoyment.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to learn about the petroglyphs and to see them. Paths are not too difficult at Boca Negra but the do involve climbing. However some effort could be extended to improve the path signs that direct you where to go. Nit handicap accessible by any means.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went during March- Plan about 1 hour to climb a steep trail to top of the mountain, stopping along the way to look at the petroglyphs and then catching your breath at the top. Coming down much easier. Saw some jack rabbits along the way. Awesome view. $1.00 for parking makes this worth the visit. Great for teens.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was really cool. Being able to hike in the painted desert is just amazing. The petrified wood is amazing. Nice there is so much area being protected for all to see.

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new mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I live near the Piedras Marcadas Unit of the National Monument and visit frequently. This is a great place to take visitors as the walk is easy, and petroglyphs are in abundance. Our grandkids love it and it's a regular activity when they visit. There are two other units and each is different. There is no fee... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having been to many Indian ruin/petroglyph sites in the southwest we were excited to see the National Monument. It is within 100 yards of several housing developments of Albuquerque. The monument is spread out over 3 separate sites. We visited only 2 of the sites. Unfortunately, it seemed to be an example of how so many sites have been vandalized... More 

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