Attention GPS Users
To find the visitor center please use the coordinates provided in the 'Directions' link. Otherwise you will get lost driving in various neighborhoods that surround the monument. Do not go to Headquarters (6001 Unser Blvd.) it is not designed for visitors. More »
Trail Closures due to trail restoration project
Per Superintendent's Order: T36 CFR 1.5(f), Rinconada Canyon and other side trails are closed until further notice due to an extensive trail restoration project. Inquire at visitor center for open petroglyph viewing trails. Thank you.
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Petroglyph National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Petroglyph partnered with the City of Albuquerque to get local teens up off their chairs and out into their national monument. Several groups of teens hiked throughout Petroglyph, Bandelier, and even to the top of Sandia Peak, the city's highest point at 10,678 ft. above sea level. The funding allowed for the hiring of 3 college students to serve as youth mentors and guides. Overall, each the teens had a positive experience that they'll never forget. Read more
Engaging Youth to tell the National Park Service story of all 13 National Parks units within New Mexico. Read more
Hundreds of these trail guides were made available to area physicians for distribution to their patients. 70 different walking trails in the Albuquerque area are described in detail for individuals to experience their local resources and improve their health by walking these trails. Read more