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We took the Piedras Marccdas Trail which was not only a fun trail but also circled by a whale of a lot of petroglyphs. there was signage by each major area with explanation about what you were looking at. We circled the entire trail and...More
We enjoyed our hikes in the park atRinconada Canyon trail and Boca Negra trail. Impressive petroglyphs and well maintained trails. It is worth the effort to make these hikes. They are fairly short and easy.
This is an easily accessible hike suitable for young children. Easy to get to.Really nothing challenging. The petroglyphs are abundant, easy to view, and fascinating. There is an out and back trail, level and sandy or you can climb the back of the mesa and...More
We were in Alberquerque for a very short weekend break, and this was one of the things I really wanted to see. There are a few hikes you can take, and you take yourself round the trails and see if you can spot the petroglyphs....More
This is a no fee monument but the city of Albuquerque charges $1 to park here. If you look at the petroglyphs only, you will not see suburbia all around you. We took a self-guided tour of the Boca Negra Canyon area which was ~1...More
I privately toured Petroglyph National Monument with Corn Maiden Tours. It was a one and a half hour hike total. I’m in good shape so we left the beaten path some and climbed up the sides to get close up views. It was incredible. There...More
We’ve been to several places with petroglyph’s and this was among the best. Easy to see petroglyphs, some visible on an easily accessible trail. There is a large number of petroglyphs and some interesting geology. If you hike, the trails are easy. If less active,...More
Great option for either short or long hikes. Tons of petroglyphs in areas. But must understand a few things:
1) This can be a very dry, hot area (which was perfect for winter hiking when it was in the 20s in higher elevations, but in...More
The Piedras Marcadas Canyon Trail is in a different area of the Petroglyph National Monument (not where the visitor center is). We drove there, and parked right outside the trailhead.
This was one of many national parks and monuments that we planned to visit during...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.