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You need to move to different spots to see all the Petroglyphn parking areas are too small so need to arrive when is not to crowded, they have different length to walk more or less depend on your time or waling abilities
I always try to find a good park when I end up staying in a city, and this one is well worth the time. though it lack the remoteness of most petroglyph sites, the shear number is amazing, and not many metro parks have this...More
The main trail here was only a couple of miles but the best time to see the art is late afternoon in my opinion. We were able to see them clearly. The trail is pretty flat so its an easy walk though we only went...More
What a fun adventure! It was very interesting walking on the trails and finding all of the petroglyphs from back in the day! We had a fun time trying to figure out what they meant! Would do this again!
We stopped in to explore Petroglyph NM on a brisk Sunday afternoon. The sky was threatening & the weather was changing quickly. After talking to the ranger we decided to explore the petroglyphs along the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail where we could take our dog.The...More
This is actually not a single monument or park, but a series of several sites within about 5 miles of each other. A visitors center provides guidance on the sites and their differences. Nice hiking and good fund looking for these 400-700 year-old petroglyphs.
One can image how long it took to create this historic display on the rocks. Thousands of imprints carved on stone with stone showing pictures of life and their culture. It is great that we can learn and study the ancient life of our lands...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.