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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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Spectacular petroglyphs in town

An incredible collection of rock carvings in several different parts of Albuquerque's west side. It is best to visit when the temperature is less than 80 degrees and overcast- the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An incredible collection of rock carvings in several different parts of Albuquerque's west side. It is best to visit when the temperature is less than 80 degrees and overcast- the black volcanic rock shows the glyphs very well but also easily turns not an oven. The different trails have all levels of difficulty, most are easy unless the heat is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are actually 2 sections of this NM. One entails a fairly level walk, but on sand. I hate walking on sand. The other, up the road apiece, is a climb. The trail is not long and is well-marked. There are lots of petroglyphs to be seen. Be aware, however, that this is practically rock scrambling. Up was a bit... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent solo trip to Albuquerque, I did a stop at the Petroglyph National Monument on the outskirts of the city. It is a National Park Service location and is full of information, tours, and great knowledgeable folks. I was pressed for time so I did the "Boca Negra" trail. It takes under an hour and you can see... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in July - it's hot hiking through the rocks and trails. The hiking itself is easy, more or less level, on well maintained trails. The petroglyphs are easily visible - but they never look as good as they do in the professional photo materials that one sees advertising the park. Well worth a visit.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is made of of several areas, not all of which have petroglyphs. My GPS brought me to the volcano area which has amazing views but not petroglyphs. I then found my way to the main station which also does not have petroglyphs and then finally to a nearby area that did have petroglyphs. The hike was easy and... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really neat exhibit. It's not for people who can not negotiate a steep climb because you must walk up the 'hill' to see all the petroglyphs.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Petroglyph National Monument is spread out, unlike national parks, it's necessary to drive through residential areas to get to see Petroglyphs. Visitors center staff, friendly and supplied us with information of how to proceed. However, they neglected to mention that seeing the Petroglyphs at Boca Negron Canyon requires climbing up a trail that is uneven, rocky and steep. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at the visitor center didn't mention the film, so I asked about it. So glad I did! Gives you great perspective. The petroglyphs are amazing. It is very unfortunate that modern day people have added their own touches... Be prepared to do some hiking. And go early before it gets too warm. We only went to Boca Negra,... More 

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Redding
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are staying for a day, a week of just driving thru, this is an awesome stop for a leg stretch, awesome city views and cultural history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like things like rock art, it's a must do. There are numerous trails that allow you to see lots of rock art. The kids liked it and we burned off some energy built up traveling in the car. There's a visitor center/gift shop with cool stuff. Go early if summer and carry some water. Did I mention the... More 

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