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A great chance to take various hiking trails and see many petroglyphs only a few minutes outside of Albuquerque. The Mesa Point trail, while not to long, is fairly strenuous as it is steep. Nonetheless, in addition to seeing the Petroglyphs you get a great...More
This park offers you a glimpse of the past on different trails. You can view various petroglyphs on different length trails each require some walking over bumpy Sandy terrain. Make sure you have comfortable sneakers or hiking boots. Each trail takes at least an hour...More
My first stop was at the visitors' center, which had a great video that gave a general introduction to the Monument. Then it was out to the sites. What a thrill to see real petroglyphs. Ended up staying close to three hours, much longer than...More
Bring your camera with a filtered lense to capture the best pictures. There are several trails, some more grueling than others. Don’t forget some water and plan to spend a few hours. The trails are not friendly to strollers or wheel chairs as they are...More
This park was very interesting and the petroglyphs were so cool. My car was broken into and my purse stolen from the trunk while we were walking in the park first thing in the morning. Police said this area is scoped by thieves, so please...More
Be sure to consult a map (or go to the visitor center) to find the trails you wish to hike. Boca Negro is quite taxing, the rest not so much. Interesting petroglyphs from early inhabitants of the area, carved into basalt from volcanic activity.
We tried a short, easy hike, but look forward to trying some more challenging ones. It’s fun to spot the less-obvious petroglyphs - some are not so easy to find. We saw some charming birds as we walked. It was a very pleasant experience.
It was a bit off the beaten path, but the discoveries are hard to imagine and worthy of a visit. You don't have to be an archeologist to appreciate this vast display of petroglyphs. They are everywhere over several acres of a hilly area. It's...More
A breeze. You can walk the main trail in about one hour (1 1/4 mile). Just some climbing on ladders if you want to look inside cliff dwellings. The "Alcove house" (Ceremonial cave) is an additional 1 mile, 1 hour round-trip... More
A breeze. You can walk the main trail in about one hour (1 1/4 mile). Just some climbing on ladders if you want to look inside cliff dwellings. The "Alcove house" (Ceremonial cave) is an additional 1 mile, 1 hour round-trip a level path. To see the cave you'll have to climb 4 steep ladders, altogether a climb of 140 feet. I've seen 80 year olds climb it, so don't be afraid.
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We didn’t get to Tent Rocks. Bandelier was a good 90 minute drive to Albuquerque. We were there for several hours and just did the visitor center and the Main Loop Trail. This trail is very interesting and the time spent... More
We didn’t get to Tent Rocks. Bandelier was a good 90 minute drive to Albuquerque. We were there for several hours and just did the visitor center and the Main Loop Trail. This trail is very interesting and the time spent could vary. We ended up in a hail, snow and rain shower so we cut it a bit short. We hiked the Boca Negra Trails at Petroglyphs...two short and one longer. With a stop at VC and this trail we were there about 2.5 hours. Hope this helps! Bandelier was very awesome and worth the drive.