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

    Petroglyph

    National Monument New Mexico

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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 currently available at Boca Negra and Piedras Marcadas Canyons. Rinconada Canyon is scheduled to re-open to the public on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Fees & Reservations

The National Park Service does not charge Entrance fees at Petroglyph National Monument. However, because this monument is co-managed with the City of Albuquerque, the city does charge a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon.

PARKING FEES (PER VEHICLE) AT BOCA NEGRA CANYON:

Single vehicle rate: $1 weekdays/$2 weekends

Commericial bus rate: $25 for small busses (seating capacity of 25 or less)

$50 for full-size motorcoaches (seating capacity of more than 25)

The City of Albuquerque does honor all valid Federal Lands Passes. There is no charge for other areas within Petroglyph National Monument. Commercial fees are charged by the City of Albuquerque. Please phone the city at (505) 873-6620 for rate information.

 

GROUP RESERVATIONS

Reservations are not needed for individuals or families. All trails are self-guided. Visitors may pick up trail guides at the visitor center.

For groups of 15 or more who desire a ranger guided educational program call Visitor Services at (505) 899-0205 ext. 332

 

SPECIAL USE PERMITS

A Special Use Permit is not required for:

  1. A visitor using a camera and/or recording device for his/her own personal use and within normal visitation areas and hours; or
  2. A commercial photographer not using a prop, model, or set, and staying within normal visitation areas and hours; or
  3. Press coverage of breaking news. This instance never requires a permit but is subject to the imposition of restrictions and conditions necessary to protect park resources and public health and safety, and to prevent impairment or derogation of park resources or values.

A Special Use Permit may be required for activities such as:

  1. Commercial Filming & Photography
  2. Special Events
  3. First Amendment
  4. Transportation & Utility Systems on Federal Lands

The base application fee for a Special Use Permit is $50 and is non-refundable. Additional fees for monitoring, administrative costs, and restoration apply.

If you are not familiar with Petroglyph National Monument, a pre-visit is encouraged. The location where the event is to take place needs to be approved and determined prior to the day of the event. There may be special restrictions in the area requested that could limit access.

A General Special Use Permit Application (Form 10-930) is required for all potential special use events and must be printed, completed and mailed along with the $50 application fee to the Chief Ranger (address below). Print a Special Use Permit application now.

Additionally and if applicable, Commercial Filming & Still Photography Applications (Form 10-931 or Form 10-932) may also need to be completed & mailed along with the General Special Use Permit Application. Mail forms along with the $50 application fee to:

Chief Ranger
Petroglyph National Monument
6001 Unser Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

All requests for Transportation & Utility Systems on Federal Lands must call (505) 899-0205 ext. 233.