A Landscape of Symbols
Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.
Every park adventure begins at the visitor center
Visitor center is open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST. Petroglyph viewing trails are 1-2 miles away. WNPA bookstore & federal land passes available.Read More
Discover cultural symbols in Boca Negra Canyon
Walk to see 100 petroglyphs on three short paved trails. Open 8am-4:30pm daily. Parking fee of $1 M-F/$2 Sat & Sun. Restrooms, water & shaded seating.Read More
Walk back in time at Rinconada Canyon
Walk 2.2 miles roundtrip along this undeveloped sandy trail. See up to 500 petroglyphs. Water is not available. Pets on leash allowed. Secure vehicle.Read More