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You have to go to the visitor center to get the map first. Then you can decide the different routes you want to go on. We went on the easier 2.2 miles hike. It was very easy walk and nice to see the different drawings.
Petroglyph National Monument offers multi-access points-of-entry, though I believe just one trail is surfaced for those with physical disabilities. This monument offers great cultural interest along with opportunity for physical engagement with the environment and family fun, seeking the petroglyphs marvelously preserved throughout. Very inexpensive,...More
Visited this place, just at the outskirts of Albuquerque proper, last September.
If you have a few hours, it is worth a visit. This is the Boca Negra Petroglyph.
Visit the Visitor's center first. They have a small video presentation that would help you make...More
Petroglyph National Monument has great history and intriguing art to view. However, it is for the most part inaccessible to individuals with disabilities that inhibit their ability to ambulate over rough terrain.
After visiting Three Rivers I was afraid I'd be disappointed. No way! There were many beautiful petroglyphs in plain sight and if you take the time to look around, you might find a few hidden or almost washed away. Spotted one that had been split...More
It’s nearly unbelievable when you think of people recording something about their lives on rocks or in caves, and how they did it thousands of years ago!
It is most definitely a place to visit. I would not recommend carrying babies or toddlers up the...More
Be sure to stop off at the visitors center first to use their clean facility prior to heading out. You can pick up trail maps and get a stamp in the NPS passport book.
We opted to do the best maintained trails at Boca Negra...More
A breeze. You can walk the main trail in about one hour (1 1/4 mile). Just some climbing on ladders if you want to look inside cliff dwellings. The "Alcove house" (Ceremonial cave) is an additional 1 mile, 1 hour round-trip... More
A breeze. You can walk the main trail in about one hour (1 1/4 mile). Just some climbing on ladders if you want to look inside cliff dwellings. The "Alcove house" (Ceremonial cave) is an additional 1 mile, 1 hour round-trip a level path. To see the cave you'll have to climb 4 steep ladders, altogether a climb of 140 feet. I've seen 80 year olds climb it, so don't be afraid.
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We didn’t get to Tent Rocks. Bandelier was a good 90 minute drive to Albuquerque. We were there for several hours and just did the visitor center and the Main Loop Trail. This trail is very interesting and the time spent... More
We didn’t get to Tent Rocks. Bandelier was a good 90 minute drive to Albuquerque. We were there for several hours and just did the visitor center and the Main Loop Trail. This trail is very interesting and the time spent could vary. We ended up in a hail, snow and rain shower so we cut it a bit short. We hiked the Boca Negra Trails at Petroglyphs...two short and one longer. With a stop at VC and this trail we were there about 2.5 hours. Hope this helps! Bandelier was very awesome and worth the drive.