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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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Eagle, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW 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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Norman, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Their are 1000 of Petoglyph's I did all the hikes in the park. Each one is different, but all were worth the hike. My husband wanted to take a picture of each petroglyph he spotted, they can be easily seen.

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Merrimack, NH
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After a disappointing finale to Balloon Fiesta due to the winds.....headed to the nat'l park. The Rincomada Trail was an interesting and easy 2.5 mile hike to view history. The petroglyghs could be defined as you saw them....sun, snakes or tales of aliens. When visiting in the area spend 1 to 2 hours exploring these trails. They are an any... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

When we were there, we chose to hike the Rinconada Trail, which is about 2 1/2 miles long. Much of it is sand, so the legs get a good workout. There are over 400 petroglyphs along this trail, and is one of the least visited, so not crowded with a lot of people. We really enjoyed looking for the different... More

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A friend and I hiked through the Piedras Marcadas Canyon on the north side of the park. The immediate thought was how close the condos were to the trail and petroglyphs. First it was sad how much development has encroached on such precious history, then it was interesting to think the of the differences in life styles between now and... More

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suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved the walk around, not too strenuous and enjoyed the views. Very easy to find and the park rangers have so much to tell you.

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