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.
Join us during National Park Week for a ranger-led hike on a 2.5 mile long trail. Please meet us at Rinconada Canyon trail off Unser at St. Joseph's. Don't forget your hat and water!
Come one, come all! Join us during National Park Week for our annual Junior Ranger Day on our patio. We will have five programs including live animals and various presentations on bugs, mammals, toads...
Open Space archaeologist, Dr. Matthew Schmader, will present new findings at Piedras Maracadas Pueblo of Coronado's attack of one of the largest of the Rio Grande pueblos.
If you're traveling to Albuquerque to see the match-up between the UTEP Miners and the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, December 20, your first priority is the New Mexico Bowl game itself. However, we have some fun ways to stay busy off the field as well. …more
It's week twenty-six of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week take the kids to the Balloon Museum for Stories in the Sky, head to Los Lunas for the VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival and learn from the experts at the International Observe the Moon Night.…more
It's week twenty of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week offers a wide variety of events. Our event to watch this week is the Youth Arabians & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show at EXPO New Mexico. …more
It's week seventeen of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week take the ABQ Trolley's Best of the City Tour, view beautiful native jewelry at the Mosaic Patterns of the Thunderbird exhibit and celebrate the 4th of July.…more
With weekends warming up and summer right around the corner, it's time to get out of the house with your kids. Luckily, here in Albuquerque, we have lots of great options for affordable, family fun. …more