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Petroglyph National Monument

6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
505-899-0205
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Ranked #26 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Activities: Running, Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I was visiting Albuquerque for a conference, and didn't have much opportunity to get out and explore the city. I had about 3-4 hours on my last day, and decided to go look at the petroglyphs. It took less than 15 minutes to drive to the visitor center. While small, the staff at the visitor center were incredibly helpful, providing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

For $2 entry fee - you are able to hike the trails and enjoy the park. The trails are a bit steep / hazardous for me but my husband had no issue. Even if you stay near the bottom there are plenty of petroglyphs to see. Great park- recommend a stop there.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The first recommendation for anyone is to not solely rely on your GPS to find the visitor center. It’s probably not where your GPS thinks it is so follow the brown signs. The visitor center has a gift shop, restrooms and very friendly park rangers who will help you. You will want to stop at the visitor center first because... More

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El Paso
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The day we went there, their parking lots had overflowed because of balloon fiesta. The paths we were expected to hike would have required hiking boots and walking sticks, which we had failed to bring along. We only saw a few at a distance.

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palmyra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

WE took only one of the trails but they had others in different parts of the park. One was up a mountain/hilltop with petroglyphs on the rocks. Another one they had was near a volcano area. Most of the National Parks are very well planned out and good directions to sites. I reconmend them.

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Eagle, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a very interesting and informative attraction. It is easy to get to from the Comfort Inn Airport. The staff is very knowledgable about the drawings. The only down-side is the trail that is difficult for anyone who has trouble walking will have trouble seeing all the petroglyphs.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On our way to the airport we decided to take a quick 30 minute side trip to the park. We chose the location 2 miles north of the visitor's center. It was a $2 fee to get in and we walked most of the trails. Great seeing the petroglyphs but sad to also see graffiti also in the area. Don't... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We enjoyed this nice walk through the petroglyphs. I really didn't know what to expect, but they were interesting to see. We did a nice, easy 1.5 mile walk and saw plenty of them.

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Bellflower, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When my fiancé and I stopped here on our way out of Albuquerque, we made a pretty rough mistake when we came. We went to the Piedras Marcadas Canyon, which has the most glyphs. But when we entered, we turned right off the "fork" in the path instead of left. The real trail actually begins on the left, and it's... More

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyable first visit. We did spend far too much time waiting at the Visitor Center as people wanted every excruciating detail of each area and the walks. Since the same information is provided each time, could there not just be signs and maps provided? The Boca Negra Canyon itself is quite spectacular and an easy walk. Take time to look... More

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