Things To Do

Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument is alive with the sights & sounds of the high desert- a hawk spirals down from the mesa top, a roadrunner dashes into fragrant sage, a desert millipede traces waves in the sand.

The monument contains more than 20,000 images pecked in stone. Some are recognizable as animals, people or crosses & other more mysterious. All are inseparable form the landscape & from the spirits of the people who created them. The images carved onto these black rocks provide an opportunity for people today to share the cultures of those who long ago inhibited & traveled through the Rio Grande Valley.

Amenities
  • Admission: Yes
  • Days Open: 362 Closed Xmas, New Years, Thanksgiving
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
  • Hours of Operation: 8-4:30
  • Miles to Airport: 14.00
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Author Mike Butterfield at Petroglyph National Monument

Mike Butterfield, a professional photographer and the co-author of Mike Butterfield's Mountains of New Mexico will discuss and sign his newest book titled New Mexico's High Peaks: A Photographic Celeb...

Demonstration: Mimbres Black-on-White Pottery

  • May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205 ext.338
  • Admission: $75

Michael Kanteena has perfected his pottery technique over the past 14 years. Behind each piece are hours of research into Mimbres culture and history conducted by Kanteena and wife, Cynthia. Only then...

Demonstration: Pueblo Bread Baking

  • May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205 ext.338
  • Admission: $75

Dolores and Josephine Toya, from Jemez Pueblo, will bake traditional pueblo bread using the outdoor horno, or earth oven. Warm, fresh bread is available to purchase for $5 a loaf and is usually ready ...

Demonstration: Storyteller Pottery of Jemez Pueblo

  • May 31, 2014 - June 1, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Dolores Toya of Jemez Pueblo will demonstrate how she hand forms clay into storytellers, wedding vases, corn maidens, and pots. Watch her transform a lump of clay into a beautiful piece of pottery rig...

Demonstration: Turkey Feather Blanket Weaving and Native American Jewelry

  • May 24, 2014 - May 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Caroline Lovato of Santo Domingo Pueblo will demonstrate the rare and dying tradition of weaving turkey feathers into blankets and cloaks. She also is known for her beautiful turquoise and coral inlay...

Mother's Day Hike at the Volcanoes

Join Petroglyph National Monument's own volunteer geologist Jack Babcock on a leisurely hike to visit the volcanic cinder cones that so prominently mark Albuquerque's western skyline. Jack will not on...

National Junior Ranger Day

  • April 26, 2014
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Join families and friends in a nation wide celebration of Junior Rangers across the country. Schedule is as follows: 10-11 am    Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary presentation with a live w...

National Park Week Kick-Off

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Join us in celebrating National Park week with a ranger guided hike into Piedras Marcadas Canyon. Meet ranger Larry at 9:00 am in the Piedras Marcadas Canyon parking lot located off Golf Course Rd. at...

Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Series: Wilderness in New Mexico: A Virtual Tour

Enjoy an evening under the stars at the Petroglyph National Monument with Diane Souder who will present a slideshow of wilderness areas throughout New Mexico.

Workshop: Mimbres Pottery

  • May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205 ext. 338
  • Admission: $50

Petroglyph National Monument is pleased to offer the public a chance to work with Michael Kanteena and learn his techniques of pottery making in this two part workshop. On Saturday, participants will ...