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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
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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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You are able to get right up to the petroglyphs

Based on other experiences in AZ and UT, we were not expecting to be able to get right up to the petroglyphs, but you can here. We took the Piedras Marcadas trail and it involved... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Based on other experiences in AZ and UT, we were not expecting to be able to get right up to the petroglyphs, but you can here. We took the Piedras Marcadas trail and it involved some minor hiking and then some scrambling around the rocks; the trail is maybe 10 minutes from the Visitors Center. The rangers at the V.C... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked the Piedras Marcadas canyon. The trail is poorly marked so we missed all of the petroglyphs that were marked on the map that we got at the visitor center. We just walked around the rocks and did see some petroglyphs but not as much as we could have. Be sure to wear hiking shoes. The trail is very... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting petroglyph National monument was a little confusing at first. You start out at the visitor center and from there they will provide maps to several different hiking options. Hiking and petroglyph sites are located anywhere from 1 to 4 miles from the visitor center. The site we visited was very easy to access. There were two very short hikes... More 

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Butte, Montana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had about 45 minutes before the park closed at 5:00 pm, but were able to get to the top of the climb and down. Views beautiful. Not an easy climb, so be careful but definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was able to stop by and do a couple of the trails, well worth it! My only concern was that there weren't any warnings posted or from the visitor center for climbing the trail in high winds, which are apparently common in the spring. We decided to climb the trail anyway, (because how cool are seeing petroglyphs!) and almost got... More 

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Sutherland, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we just stoppped at the visitor center for this one as it was almost closing time. the ranger was very polite when informing us that we wouldnt have time to do the trail, but showed us on a map where we could go the following morning. unfortuantly we were leaving town that night and couldnt go back. he gave us... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Albuquerque, we decided to go to the National Monument. Glad we did. It's just a few miles off of Interstate 40. Unfortunately we were a bit late in the day to visit. We arrived at the Visitor's Center at about 4pm. They closed the park at 5pm. And closed the gates to Boca Negra petroglyph area at 4:30pm.... More 

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Georgetown, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The attendant at the visitor center suggested that, because we are seniors, we should go to Boca Negra and climb the mesa to see the petroglyphs along the way. It's paved, she said. Well, sort of. There are some concrete stairs, and a few handrails, and maybe a little asphalt here and there, but paved? That might be a stretch.... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You come upon this significant cultural marker in a most inauspicious manner. One side of the fence is modern day ABQ & asphalt and you walk through a little gate in a fence and you are walking along side a cliff with ancient people's pictographs. If you don't know what you are looking for you just zip by it unawares.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

PNM was a surprise! We thought we'd drive and/or walk up to a few rocks and see some rock drawings. Not so. There are an amazing number of petroglyphs--too many in too many areas--to view in an afternoon.

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