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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 very interesting hike within the city limits of Albuquerque

When we went, there were no petroglyphs accessible at the main visitor center, but the rangers directed us to two other locations within a couple of miles. The trail to the top is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is a great trail (about 2 miles long) off of Unser that has excellent views of Petroglyphs. Best time is in the morning before it gets to hot. The children enjoyed going to and it was an easy walk for them.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stop by the visitor's center first to get helpful information and decide what trails you want to hike. We chose two shorter ones that were easier for the kids to manage. Get there early in the summer to beat the heat and crowds. Only $1 entrance fee per vehicle! We stayed for about an hour and got great pics and... More 

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Vouvry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We where impressed by all these drawings. I only hope that know body distress them. Entry is free. The plants and animals (rabbits) made us pleasure to watch as wee.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When we went, there were no petroglyphs accessible at the main visitor center, but the rangers directed us to two other locations within a couple of miles. The trail to the top is moderately strenuous (we are both in our late 60s and managed fairly easily to get to the top), but takes less than an hour round-trip, including time... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the Petroglyph Monument in Boca Negra Canyon. We did the Mesa Point Trail which was about 30 minutes. It was a bit of a climb but there were Petroglyphs all over. We wish we had time to go back and do the other trails.

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The best part is you could do this in a day or break it up into shorter parts of an hour or two. Easy to find and follow and see lots of petroglyphs. Got some great pictures while there.

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Dover, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We loved walking through the national monument it was like seeing signatures and walking back in time

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't know what to expect; we have the National Park passport books and saw that this was in that book, so we decided to stop. We are so glad we did. It was very neat to see the petroglyphs. We didn't have a lot of time, so we didn't get to hike any of the trails to the petroglyphs.... More 

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Williams, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was a good monument to see...the Petroglyphs were easy to see. It is not far from many sites in Albuquerque.

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Conway, Arkansas
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were shocked by how close the Petroglyph Monument was to the city! The petroglyph climb was short but worth it for the views of the city and the amazing look into past. We were disappointed that we couldn't climb to the top of the volcanoes but the need for preservation wins out.

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Additional Information about Petroglyph National Monument

Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone Number: 505-899-0205
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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