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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

Take a musical adventure through a thousand years of the great American West, from the time of the Anasazi to the Atomic Age. Like the ancient Indians, cowboys, trappers, and traders of the past, we'l...

  • August 29, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6001 Unser Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Nongame Avian Biologist Margaret "Peggy" Darr of the Department of New Mexico Game and Fish will present this power point program on climate change and its affects on New Mexico's migratory ...

  • July 25, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Capitán Rafael Chacón was witness to the most significant events in the formation of modern New Mexico, from the U.S. invasion of 1846 to statehood in 1912. At the age of 13, he commande...

  • July 29, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Musician Dana Falconberry, who is well-known for her songwriting that focuses on themes of nature, will perform a few songs along with her band.

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

New Mexico faced many obstacles, both internal and external, to winning its official status as a state. This lecture, illustrated with photos and documents from the time period, surveys the history of...

  • August 1, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Back from the past (and portrayed by park volunteer Barbara Gustafson,) Dr. Sophie Aberle, noted anthropologist and medical doctor whose former residence is the present-day visitor center, will be &qu...

  • July 11, 2015
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Sangre de Cristo, Custer Mountain, Chi-Chi-tah, Mogollon--such intriguing names, rich with anecdotes and folklore. But place names also offer unique insights into the history and values of the state`s...