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Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
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Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on...

Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a 17-mile canyon outside of Albuquerque.

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Petroglyphs National Monument

This is an excellent place to hike and to see a myriad of different petroglyphs at one general location! It was very interesting to see the "artwork" of hundreds of years ago... read more

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent place to hike and to see a myriad of different petroglyphs at one general location! It was very interesting to see the "artwork" of hundreds of years ago. We walked in the same steps as the natives did many centuries before us and it was inspiring. This is a great place to visit!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from a visit to Albuquerque and one of the things we enjoyed was searching out the petroglyphs in two of the sites in the National Petroglyph Monument there. We went to the Boca Negra Canyon and also to the Piedras Marcadas Canyon and saw alot of glyphs in both locations. We prefered the Piedras Marcadas as it enabled... More 

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Paragould, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful park gave me and my dog a chance for some exercise while traveling cross country. Definitely check out the visitor center first for useful information. There are no trails there, so you will have to decide which trail you want to see and drive to it with info in hand. One trail does not allow dogs, so I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Monument site is one of the few places most people might get a chance to see real petroglyphs up close and with so many to view, it makes it a great visit.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the monument a couple of times a year. It seems so calming and comfortable to visit... even more than once (so keep coming(...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting this National Monument you must be prepared to climb up an embankment which isn't that bad. You will be rewarded with very old Petroglyph carvings of the Native Americans that had lived in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the monument, it is a walking tour. Although the trail is not too long I would take water and wear decent shoes. My only issue is people over the years have damaged the rocks, it is very sad people are inconsiderate and now we have lost a piece is southwestern history. It is still worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours walking the trails and viewing the Petroglyphs. The views were great and the area was very peaceful. It was a perfect spot for a picnic and I found myself wishing I had planned that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice walk through one of the canyons. Great views and very peaceful. Easy access. Easy hiking but sandy terrain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop at the visitor center on the way in. There are 3 different trail head starts and the Ranger can help you decide which trail you'd like to do. We chose the Piedras Marcadas canyon trail. It is sandy and quiet as you explore to find the many petroglyphs. At times it was hard to understand how the trail went... More 

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