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
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.
- Visit the visitor’s center to get the trail guide, brochures and map of the monument.
- Parking is available with applied charges.
- Rented car
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43.98% of people who visit Albuquerque include Petroglyph National Monument in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
59.46% of people start their Petroglyph National Monument visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Petroglyph National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Petroglyph National Monument
Definitely a favorite place in Albuquerque to go hiking or just to explore the natural history of New Mexico. The drawings and chalk markings on the Rocks around the Petroglyph National Monument are a testament to human history. It's always interesting to put yourself back into the places where humans have stood for thousands of years.
So fun to wander! Went back twice to continue to explore. You can walk up to the ridge and see all of Albuquerque and beyond. So convenient to the city and chock full of petroglyphs. Wildlife was everywhere- coyote, jack rabbit, birds of all kinds. Gorgeous flowers too.
Nice place walk, nature, desert, nice vista, but becareful leaving your stuff displayed like that in your car. Since very lonely place, anybody can come and smash your car windows and take whatever you may have in it. Nice, but just be cautious.
This site is for relaxation and information about the actual hiking sites. If you're not sure which trail/area you want to hike? Make sure you stop by here and ask all the questions you'd like. We did. Learned so much!
Fabulous view, but a little hard to access. A parking lot closer to the viewing area would be useful. There is no signage to indicate the area is there
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