Boca Negra Canyon Trails
Day Use Area
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.
A parking fee of $1 weekdays and $2 weekends is charged by the City of Albuquerque. Valid Federal Lands passes (Annual, Senior, & Access) are honored. Commercial bus fees do apply. Call (505) 873-6620 for commercial rates.
Located off of Unser Boulevard, ¼ mile north of Montaño Road, this canyon provides quick and easy access to three self-guided trails, (Mesa Point, Macaw, and Cliff Base) where you can view 200 petroglyphs. Combined walking time is approximately 1 hour.
Boca Negra Canyon Trail Map
This is the monument's only fully developed area. Restroom facilities, shade, and a drinking fountain are provided for your convenience. An wheel chair accessible view scope is available on the patio adjacent to the restroom facility.
Boca Negra Canyon is a 70 acre section of the 7,236 acres within the monument boundaries. Approximately 200 petroglyphs can be viewed here. The three trails offer a diverse view of the cultural and natural landscape within the monument.