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Petroglyph National Monument

Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone Number: 505-899-0205
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Ranked #30 of 198 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic formations, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Running, Hiking
Owner description: Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic...
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Type: National Parks, Geologic formations, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Running, Hiking
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Regina, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the Information Centre on February 21 and should remember the name of the young man who was experiencing his first day of the job..........he was so passionate and keen and had absorbed by notes and study everything including directions from east, west, north and south so you would not miss anything. Their recruitment and training program is... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Petroglyphs themselves are basically early graffiti, and at 400-700 years old, not even all that ancient. But the Monument locations (they're a bit scattered) are generally well kept-up and accessible, with some petroglyphs only a very short distance from the car parks. The visitor center is quite nice.

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Windsor, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beauty of the surroundings and the history of this NM show why it is a NM. I visit all the NMs that I am close to and not one has disappointed.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Petroglyph National Monument is on the West Side of the Rio Grande River, West Side, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Park has a Visitor Center 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, WNPA park store & Federal Land Passes are available. The Boca Negra Canyon Trail, is one hour walk, over 100 Petrogglyphs on three paved trails, hours 8:00-4:40 PM. Parking fee is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice easy hikes, much of them through dune-like sandy trails, some easy walking over rocky areas, and the chance to see things you don't see in many other places. The Petroglyph Monument is comprised of many different canyons that are distributed along the West Mesa of the middle Rio Grande Valley in Albuquerque. Each canyon is worth visiting, and have... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live directly across the street from part of the Petroglyphs and it is a fantastic resource. The best areas require some light hiking.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place has a lot to offer. Keep in mind there are different areas and all have different sites and levels of walking/hiking difficulty. The visitor's center is quite helpful and has a good map. Very close in to the ABQ center. Can easily be done quickly, or on multiple visits, depending on your interests.

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Albuquerque
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Petroglyphs give us the opportunity to see the past - in the present. They are very spiritual, telling and amazing. A must see if you're visiting Albuquerque

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A good half hour off the main interstate but worth seeing. Even in February it was a sunny 60 degree day, so we explored the .5 mile loop in front of the visitor center and then the sand dunes. Might be the best time of year to visit. I can imagine in summer you'd be sweating and out of breath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Visiting this weekend for Hubbell Trading Post event. You can hear a talk by the resident Hubbell American Indian expert and view rugs and crafts. Great hiking trails here as well.

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