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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.

  • 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

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!

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

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.