A Landscape of Symbols

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.

Petroglyph of a four-legged animal with a long tail on a basalt boulder.

Rio Grande style images-Mesa Point Trail

Petroglyph of a four-legged animal with a long tail greets you at the base of the Mesa Point Trail.

Visitor Use Management Plan flyer

Visitor Use Management Plan

View the maps and posters (pdf) from the public meetings held on September 20 and 22, 2016. Then submit comments through the PEPC website.

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120


(505) 899-0205 x335

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