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


    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 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).

Piedras Marcadas Canyon

Day Use Area Only

Trail length: 1.5 miles round-trip on a unpaved trail. See up to 300 petroglyphs.

Degree of difficulty: Easy to moderate

Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Amenities: None

Located at the northern end of the monument, a 6 mile drive from the visitor center. Inquire about this trail at the visitor center.

Limited parking facilites

Piedras Marcadas Trail Map