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Petroglyph National Monument

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Up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment, located along a 17-mile canyon outside of Albuquerque.
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6001 Unser Blvd NW, Western Trail at Unser Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2069
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Reviewed yesterday

This was absolutely a great place to visit. You get to see the ancient Indians artwork, and sort of get a feeling of what the area was like when they did their artwork so long ago.

Thank BrendaMae137
Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to see the movie at the visitor center. Cannot believe you can get this close to the petroglyphs. Day or anhour worth it.

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If you are into ancient history and love to see and investigate relics and pieces from way back when, this place is awesome. There are well traveled trails that take mere minutes that get you up close and personal with some of the petroglyphs. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to go to the visitor center to get the map first. Then you can decide the different routes you want to go on. We went on the easier 2.2 miles hike. It was very easy walk and nice to see the different drawings.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Petroglyph National Monument offers multi-access points-of-entry, though I believe just one trail is surfaced for those with physical disabilities. This monument offers great cultural interest along with opportunity for physical engagement with the environment and family fun, seeking the petroglyphs marvelously preserved throughout. Very inexpensive,...More

Thank Rod T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this place, just at the outskirts of Albuquerque proper, last September. If you have a few hours, it is worth a visit. This is the Boca Negra Petroglyph. Visit the Visitor's center first. They have a small video presentation that would help you make...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Petroglyph National Monument has great history and intriguing art to view. However, it is for the most part inaccessible to individuals with disabilities that inhibit their ability to ambulate over rough terrain.

Thank LoriPaul42900
Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting Three Rivers I was afraid I'd be disappointed. No way! There were many beautiful petroglyphs in plain sight and if you take the time to look around, you might find a few hidden or almost washed away. Spotted one that had been split...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s nearly unbelievable when you think of people recording something about their lives on rocks or in caves, and how they did it thousands of years ago! It is most definitely a place to visit. I would not recommend carrying babies or toddlers up the...More

Thank ArieanWoman
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a worthwhile stop for visitors to Albuquerque. Archaeology and exercise. Convenient parking.

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Elaine W
26 June 2018|
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Response from HCovik | Reviewed this property |
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
21 March 2018|
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Response from Marianne1017 | Reviewed this property |
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
Patrick M
8 December 2017|
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Response from damodojo | Reviewed this property |
i think so, i saw people walking dogs, so i assume you can