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Petroglyph National Monument.
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Petroglyph National Monument. New Mexico. Hikes, Travels, & Tours. Photos, Pictures, Images, & Reviews.
Petroglyph National Monument. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Petroglyph National Monument. Albuquerque, New Mexico:

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The Petroglyph National Monument is a rock art or petroglyph site that stretches for 17 miles along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon.

It was authorized on June 27, 1990 The 7,236 acre monument is cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque.

It has some interesting geologic features since the western boundary of the monument features a chain of dormant fissure volcanoes. Beginning in the northwest corner, Butte volcano is followed to its south by Bond, Vulcan, Black and JA volcanoes.

The Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites and an estimated 24,000 images carved by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers.

Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. As with almost all rock art today, their meaning was, possibly, understood only by the carver and the people at that time.

These images are the cultural heritage of a people who have long since moved into other areas and moved on through history for many reasons.

The monument is intended as a protection for these lands and sites from and for visitors to see and appreciate for generations to come. The National Monument is managed in a manner that allows recreational use of the area.

Open Year Round 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST

We suggest that visitors first stop at the visitor center (Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail) to receive brochures, trail maps, and current park information.

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Also closed during severe weather. The visitor center typically closes at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's eve's.

We suggest checking for more information, that is constantly updated, at the Petroglyph National Monument link, at the bottom of this page.


How To Get There:

The Monument's visitor center is located on the westside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

From Interstate 40 take the Unser Blvd. exit 154, and proceed north 3 miles to Western Trail. Turn left or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the visitor center. From Interstate 25 take the Paseo del Norte exit 232, and proceed west to Coors Road exit south. Proceed south on Coors Road to Western Trail. Turn right or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the visitor center.

For Volcanoes access, please note that the City of Albuquerque has renamed the Paseo del Volcan to Atrisco Vista Boulevard.


If you are planning to visit Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And if you are coming from outside of New Mexico, you could fly into nearest major airport to Albuquerque, New Mexico; which is Albuquerque International Sunport (IATA: ABQ, ICAO: KABQ, FAA LID: ABQ) is a public airport located 3 miles southeast of the central business district of Albuquerque, a city in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States.

It is the largest commercial airport in the state. The airport serves Albuquerque and Santa Fe, providing regional jet service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport), and then rent a car.


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