Petroglyph National MonumentCurrently Closed
- 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
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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
Petroglyph National Monument - Review
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
92.16% of people who visit Albuquerque include Petroglyph National Monument in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.76% of people start their Petroglyph National Monument visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Petroglyph National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument Map
Petroglyph National Monument Trips
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Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque Reviews
Have you seen the ancient etches on stones at the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico? If you have not, then you should. You will see the earlier works of native Indians that date back to 1300 AD. There are also sketches that may be drawn several centuries later by Spanish settlers. From afar, the ancient graffiti are unrecognizable. Only when you follow the trail and look closely unto the rocks that you’ll spot the glyphs. Right at the foot of the hill. This sight welcomes you once you parked your vehicle. You see people going up the rocky hill through zigzag trails. The trails range from somewhat easy to challenging, sometimes steep and usually uneven. Then you see the first petroglyph. It’s eerie. It is easy to spot the many, many glyphs around that are all well-preserved.
This is a great park. The Park Service is doing a good job at managing. The visitor center sells lots of things but it had a smell that we were allergic to. The theater was good and did not have this herbal incense type smell so we were able to enjoy the movie. The short hikes are wonderful for those who need to see the area but are not very mobile.
It was a solid visit. It was hot and buggy though but a nice mellow hike. Lots of great signage and of course lots of great petroglyphs! I likely missed a bunch but I am sure I will be back to see more soon.
Great place to learn about the history of the area and family friendly. Our kids had so much fun and we can't wait to go back. Thank you for preserving such a truly amazing piece of history.
This NPS monument was a pleasant surprise. The sites are spread over a fairly large area, but seemed to be easy to find and explore. We went early and had the one park to ourselves. There is limited info and direction, but it is easy to explore and view the glyphs up close and personal. Some limited modern graffiti contributions, but since these are not protected I suppose that will happen. And the best part... the monument is available for access at no cost.
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