Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque

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  • Address: 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, United States, 87120
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5058990205
  • Fax: +1-5058990207
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, National Park, Landmark, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature, Landmarks, Monuments And Memorials
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About Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque

Spreading over 17 miles, this national monument is a volcanic basalt escarpment- nothing short of a natural marvel. In the area under this national monument, there are five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites and more than 24000 images carved and designed by ancient pueblo and Spanish inhabitants of the area.

This area is now preserved as a legacy for the generations to come and is a must-visit place in Albuquerque.

Petroglyph National Monument Information

  • Visit the visitor’s center to get the trail guide, brochures and map of the monument.
  • Parking is available with applied charges.

How To reach Petroglyph National Monument by Public Transport

  • Rented car

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Things to Know Before Visiting Petroglyph National Monument

  • 45.21% of people who visit Albuquerque include Petroglyph National Monument in their plan

  • 45.07% of people start their Petroglyph National Monument visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Petroglyph National Monument

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Petroglyph National Monument

People normally club together Unser Racing Museum and Old Town Albuquerque while planning their visit to Petroglyph National Monument.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque Reviews

  • Our first visit was just a short time after they opened the place. The welcome center was a trailer and the locations were not well marked nor much more that dirt trails. We returned a few years later and the location is much improved. The welcome center is more in line with other NPS locations and the trails are better documented. We look forward to visited again. The kids love it.

  • Great place to bring your out of town friends and kids to teach them about the history here. Some easy nice trails to hike through. It's a few dollars for parking. Enjoy the trails!

  • Great rock climbing adventure. Well marked trails, more advanced areas if you want them, or keep it easy. More info markers would be good.

  • Amazing, inspiring, and thought-provoking! Highly recommended. No cost. Three separate areas, but you need a vehicle to access these from the main visitor center. Hiking with in each of these three locations is very reasonable and not overly strenuous, minimal incline or change in elevation. Great on a cloudy day from the standpoint of photography.

  • Nice day activity to do in Albuquerque. Get your passports stamped at the visitor's center. There aren't any trails that start at the visitor's center so after you go there be prepared to drive to the trail sites. It costs a little for parking. The trails are family friendly and take you right by the petroglyphs!

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