Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque
About Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque
Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque - Address, Phone Number
Address: 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, United States
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque Reviews - Write a Review
My 8 year old and I stopped in for the 2.2 mile hike this evening (Nov 2017). We picked up Taco Bell from down the street and ate it at the provided picnic tables. From there, we hit the trail. It's very sandy so expect to get sand in your shoes. The signs say it take 1.5 to 2.2 hours. He and I finished it in 50 minutes. We weren't walking fast just not hanging out too long. The petroglyphs are amazing. There are signs all over the place warning you not to leave stuff in your car; if it's a known issue, maybe some cameras could help divert the criminals; I'm sure they are there a lot. All-in-all, a great place to spend some time with kids.
Trails were easy and well marked. Informative signs were posted along the trail. Unfortunately they do not allow dogs. Even on a leash so make sure you visit on a cold day if pup has to stay in the car.
Another amazing stop on our trip. This was just amazing, the park rangers were great and there was lots to see! I would recommend a stop here.
I took my kids here and they enjoyed the activity books this site provided. They offered many resources for the petroglyphs and also other locations that contain additional petroglyphs. For light hikers and great to experience all year long.
Everyone loved this! From my 3 year old to the awesome 73 year old from New York that we met on the path. The Petroglphs are very easy to spot.
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