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Petroglyph National Monument

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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 Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Miles to Airport: 14.00
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

  • September 5, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Cultural demonstrator Robert Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo makes beautiful black-ware pottery delicately incised with various designs of native wildlife.

  • September 6, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Cultural demonstrator Robert Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo makes beautiful black-ware pottery delicately incised with various designs of native wildlife.

  • September 7, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Cultural demonstrator Robert Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo makes beautiful black-ware pottery delicately incised with various designs of native wildlife.

  • August 30, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • Unser Blvd. at Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Cultural demonstrator Caroline Lovato of Santo Domingo Pueblo weaves turkey feathers and rabbit fur blankets in addition to making beautiful shell inlay Indian Jewelry accented with silver and turquoi...