Things To Do

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

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

Join Worldwinds for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! This woodwind quintet will be playing music by Mexican and other Latin American composers.

  • May 27, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Join us on Memorial Day Weekend as demonstrator, Caroline Lovato, demonstrates the art of turkey feather blanket weaving. She will also have her authentic pueblo jewelry for sale.

  • June 10, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Join us for this special free day and earn your junior ranger patch while participating in several activities including a live wolf!

  • June 17, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Best-selling author and Chautauqua speaker Judith Avila will present the story of Navajo code talker Chester Nez who was one of the original 29 code talkers.

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

Are pronghorns really related to giraffes? find out as volunteer Craig Kelley dives into their history, dating back into the ice age, and how their habitats have adapted to what they are today.

  • June 3, 2017
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Chautauqua speaker Mr. Alan Osborne ventures into New Mexico before Columbus that includes palleo-indian, archaic, and classic ancestral cultures.

  • May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6510 Western Trail N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
  • Phone: 505-899-0205
  • Admission: Free

Authentic Navajo weavings and jewelry from Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona.