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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
Phone Number: 505-899-0205
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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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Rock Art That Speaks to Your Soul

OK, I'm biased. I live in New Mexico, I'm a retired history professor, and I do volunteer archeological work on sites all over the Southwest. But take it from me -- if you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK, I'm biased. I live in New Mexico, I'm a retired history professor, and I do volunteer archeological work on sites all over the Southwest. But take it from me -- if you want to feel the presence of our ancestors, their way of life, and their visions, visit this unique National Monument. There are easy walking trails that will... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the visitors center as a group of Rolls Royce owners arrived so their classic cars were almost as amazing as the petroglyphs. We hiked the well marked trails and counted volcanoes in the distance. We enjoyed the movie in the visitors center.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not impressed. Need info posted by the glyphs - otherwise just a bunch of scratches on rocks. Good trail, well maintained and kept clean. Good view from the top.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As others have posted, go to the Visitor's Center first so you can get the layout of the different petroglyph sites to visit. BE SURE TO TAKE WATER! Two of the sites will take you on sandy trails to see the amazing petroglyph. You will have time to look around at the various art work of a time long ago... More 

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited 9/25/16. Some of the paths are easy, but most are difficult if you have mobility issues, some are rather steep. When you look at the drawings you wonder what message the artist was trying to convey. Keep looking & you will keep seeing more petroglyphs. Worth stopping to stretch your legs for a bit, plus they have picnic areas... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to see Indian drawings. Must be able to hike. Park entrance is Unser Ave. a little confusing to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific park very close to the city. On a short hike through the rocks you see hundreds of petroglyphs and enjoy a great view from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopping at the Visitor's Center, 2 miles before Boca Negra canyon made our trip more enjoyable. The friendly Ranger told us what to expect from the hikes and answered questions about the petroglyphs. There was even a replica petroglyph to touch to satisfy curiosity. The site itself was well maintained and had great signs. It costs $2 to park. There... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually attended this park in 2013. I really liked the park, the history, and the native petroglyphs. I didn't like that people have been scratching their names, profanity, and symbols over or next to the original stuff. If you come to this park keep your ruddy hands off the rocks folks! /rant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Albuquerque and want to get outside for a couple of hours, this is a great place to visit. You also learn a little bit about the history or geology of the area as well. We only went to one of the four hikes within the National Monument. The trail was well maintained. You could walk this... More 

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