Petroglyph National Monument

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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

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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  • 69.67% of people who visit Albuquerque include Petroglyph National Monument in their plan

  • 44.22% 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.

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Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque Reviews

  • 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.

  • Amazing free historical site! Staff at the center are extremely helpful and will help you chose a path according to how much time you have it how difficult the walk is, etc. The path we walked on was sandy, but not too tough of a terrain. We watched the video at the center as well which was informative in regards to the history of the area. Overall excellent experience!

  • Highlight of our week. We still absolutely take more family and friends here. The staff were awesome and helped us find just the right path. The petroglyphs seem way too simple/hard to find at first. But by the time you are a mile in you relive just how incredible these are.

  • This place is so good. All of the vegetables and food are fresh. They also have vegan food if your a vegan. It's just so good. 👍

  • Nice sandy trail ( Rinconada Canyon ) that is 2.2 miles long. Best in early morning or evening. No shade at all. Bring plenty of water. Leave no valuables in your car.

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