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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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Activities: Running, Hiking
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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Lots of good Petros to See

We went to the visitor center and the Boca Negra area. There were 3 very short walks here and up steps for each one but not too many so not accessible. There are so many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When you go to see the petroglyphs, there are several different trails to choose from. The park rangers are very helpful with their insight. If you have little kids and don't want to go very far to see a bunch of petroglyphs, choose the Piedras Marcadas Canyon that starts off just outside a neighborhood. There are several clusters of petroglyphs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the visitor center and the Boca Negra area. There were 3 very short walks here and up steps for each one but not too many so not accessible. There are so many petroglyphs to see and they are in good shape. Very interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Some safety tips. Pack water, wear good shoes and plenty of sunscreen. Do not go off the trail. We first visited the west side of the Monument, the Volcanoes. There are three volcano craters, with trails looping around each. We clambered around them all and it was a good three miles. Great views of the craters, and the city but... More 

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New Mexico, United States of America
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have seen petroglyphs in various locations, and this place is spread out, a pretty good walk to get around it. Lots of decent ones here and there. Hot and dry in the warmer months, so take a drink. Somewhat windy out there fairly often, too. To me, it is nothing great to see, but to some it might be... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The trail is about 2 miles in length. I prefer to walk the trail "backwards" as you see more of the petroglyphs and because, if you walk in the suggested direction, it is a tad boring to walk almost a mile and see nothing. Like dessert, I like to save the best for last. It is a very spiritual place.... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are different ways to enjoy the monument. Oddly enough, the park station is nowhere near the two parts of the PNM, but they can give you a map and directions. The petroglyphs are not as impressive as other parts of the Southwest, but they are abundant and worthy of a visit by petroglyph enthusiasts. Once you are on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A little drive off the beaten path, but a must see. Schedule this stop for a unique history of New Mexico. God's creations in Rock and Man's lasting image blend here in an inspiring way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty and interesting places. They're a lot of native symbols and archeology. Very educational for teenagers. Easy trailers. Bring water.

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Evansville, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place to visit, -- it's like being on an Easter egg hunt for Petroglyphs! They have several different trails depending on your needs... We went up the steepest which was only a 1.5 mile trail. It looked a little intimidating, but I managed it fine and I am not in great physical shape! It was nice to see... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had friends visiting that wanted to do a little easy hiking while also experiencing the beautiful New Mexico terrain, so we took them to the Petroglyph National Monument. This relaxing hike was well suited to all ages as the terrain is gentle and easy to traverse. We enjoyed seeing the numerous Petroglyphs located all along the trail, as well... More 

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Additional Information about Petroglyph National Monument

Address: 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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