• 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 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).

Things To Do

Hiking Outdoors

All of the petroglyph viewing trails are outdoors so be prepared for the day's weather and dress accordingly. Always wear shoes that provide ankle support since the trails are along the natural surface which is oftentimes uneven ground. Please refer to the column of links to the left and click on Outdoor Activities to find detailed information about each of the trails.

Schedule of Events

We host a variety of speakers and family oriented progams during the spring and summer months. Please click on the Schedule of Events link to the left to view upcoming events.