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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 quick stop.

It was a quick stop and had something you just don't see every day. Drawings on the rocks from hundreds of years ago, how cool is that. Go early to avoid the desert heat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Grayling, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was a quick stop and had something you just don't see every day. Drawings on the rocks from hundreds of years ago, how cool is that. Go early to avoid the desert heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A lot of nice short hikes. You will see plenty of petroglyphs. If you have kids, would recommend Junior Ranger program.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great ancient site made even better if you take in the video at the Visitors' Center. I found the quiet caught me and made me sit back to take it all in. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Our grandchildren loved seeing these rocks with the petroglyphs all over the place! Nice short hikes and well marked trails. Children got junior ranger badges also.

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Canby, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Petroglyph National Monument is a must stop for anyone interesting in southwest ancient or native history. The Visitor's Center has good information and the rangers will help you pick the sites to see. We visited two different petroglyph sites. The first, Boca Negra Canyon, had a bit of a climb which needed some careful walking. The climb was worth it... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the petroglyphs and there were plenty of them. The first hike was pretty uphill so we just went up a little way and came back due to our physical limitations. The second little trail is something we were able to walk the entire way and also the third one. It made us happy to be able to... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was a really nice walk. There is a trail, but it was terribly hot when we went, so we didn't explore too much. We did see some of the Petroglyphs and they were really neat. Not a bad attraction for free! We were also able to see some interesting wildlife and insects.

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Livingston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what I expected, however I wasn't wowed! It was interesting to see some petroglyphs however, some of them didn't look ancient. The park was kept up nicely and it's only a dollar to park. We went on the basin trek as the other in the canyon was a high peak and was too much for us old folks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The visitor centre is very good and you can watch a 20 minute video that explains the history of these carvings. They also explain there are three canyons with varying time requirements. They did not mention the climb to the top is not easy! However, the view from the top makes it well worth while.

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very interesting petroglyphs so close to a city, take plenty of water and sun block, watch for centipedes and rattle snakes.

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