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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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like a hiking version of "hidden picture"

This is an interesting series of desert like walks just minutes from downtown. Make sure to stop the visitor's center to ask what hikes would be appropriate for your group. Their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting series of desert like walks just minutes from downtown. Make sure to stop the visitor's center to ask what hikes would be appropriate for your group. Their free trail map pamphlets will help you see the highlights of the etchings. If you go earlier or later in the day it is easier to see the pictures... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Incredible Indian drawing dating back hundreds of years. Expect to see over 150 drawing. This attraction is for the physically able, some areas of the are park difficult to access.

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Catonsville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Albuquerque, you are very close to the Petroglyph National Monument. It is on the western edge of town and seems to have come close to being surrounded by the city. I recommend a visit first to the visitor center to watch the informative film about the petroglyphs. After the visitor center, we drove a couple of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ranger staff very helpful and friendly. The walks were very nice and fascinating seeing the diverse plan life we never expected. some beautiful flowers and greenery. the rock drawing we interesting but many faded after hundreds of years. There are many, many of them.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was definitely worth a visit. I highly recommend reading about the petroglyphs as you visit because knowing more about them makes the walk way more interesting. Not surer if this is for young children - unless they have a specific interest it would be hard to maintain their interest for the length of the walk. Do wear sunscreen and... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Petroglyph National Monument is absolutely amazing. The number of images simply blew us away. Be sure to wear good walking shoes because the paths are somewhat rough and steep. We were able to view many of the petroglyphs even though one person in our party was 93. However, we probably only viewed one tenth (or less) of the petroglyphs... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to the Boca Negra unit last Sunday and did all three trails, including the side trails. We saw 100-200 pieces of rock art of varying ages and were pleased with the overall experience.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Right on the north side of the city of Albuquerque is an amazing concentration of Native American petroglyphs. It is a large scattered area, and the Visitor Center is nice, but it is not where you go to see the Petroglyphs. The most concentrated area of petroglyphs can be found in the northern most section of the park, the Piedras... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went on my own. Started out cool but turned hot very quickly. Enjoyed the guided tour via my phone, but trail can be confusing. Saw a frontrunner and a hare.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's so cool to see these petroglyphs! Also some areas are astonishingly beautiful even with out the drawings. The monument is divided into four sections: Boca Negra Canyon, Rinconada Canyon, Piedras Marcadas Canyon, and Volcanoes Day Use Area. We did the first three. The first two were great and self-explanatory. The third was frustrating because it was quite challenging staying... More 

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