• Petroglyphs and volcanic escarpment view from the Mesa Point trail at Boca Negra Canyon.


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  • Visitors & GPS Users: Please go to the Visitor Center (Unser at Western Trail)

    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 »

  • See petroglyphs at Boca Negra & Piedras Marcadas Canyons

    Petroglyph viewing is available at Boca Negra and Piedras Marcadas Canyons. Rinconada Canyon is temporarily closed due to trail collapse and unsafe trail conditions. Per Superintendent's Order: T36 CFR 1.5(f).

Stage II Fire Restrictions

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Date: May 17, 2013
Contact: Matt Fuller, 505-899-0205 x233
Contact: Diane Souder, 505-899-0205 x230

Petroglyph National Monument announces Stage 2 fire restrictions effective immediately. All visitors are required to reduce the potential for human caused wildfires by following these guidelines:

♦Smoking is prohibited on all monument trails.
♦Smoking is restricted to the inside of vehicles parked in paved parking lots.
♦Cigarette butts must be disposed of in ash trays.
♦No wood or charcoal fires allowed in the monument.
♦Backcountry visitors must use caution when parking where hot vehicle exhaust could spark a wildfire.

We strongly urge all visitors and residents surrounding Petroglyph National Monument to follow the Stage 2 restriction guidelines to protect lives, resources, and property within the monument and its surrounding communities.