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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
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Miles to Airport: 14.00
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Limited

  • July 8, 2017 - July 9, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Join Caroline Lovato, from Santo Domingo Pueblo, as she demonstrates the art of turkey feather blanket weaving. Caroline will also have her authentic Native American Jewelry for sale.

  • August 5, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Beginning with the transformation of ancient watersheds into the present-day river, this one-hour presentation traces the history of settlement, agriculture and water development in New Mexico, Colora...

  • July 22, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., 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...

  • August 12, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

The Rarámuri, or the Tarahumara, are among the world's best runners from lives spent traversing the canyon walls and plateaus of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northern Mexico. In a personal na...

  • July 29, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

The Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company were responsible for the creation and promotion of the mythic Southwest as a tourist destination in the late 19th century. The Harvey Girls' role in th...

  • July 15, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Jazz vocalist Diane Richardson, a relative newcomer to the New Mexico jazz scene, is joined by guitarist Vic Romanelli, bassist Micky Patten, and drummer Fernando Garavito. The group will present mu...