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.

Visitors sitting on visitor center outdoor patio for formal interpretive program.

Information Only at Visitor Center

No trails at Visitor Center. Information and directions only. You must drive, bike, or walk to a trail from the visitor center.

Hand print petroglyphs along the Piedras Marcadas Canyon trail, one of 4 hiking trails in the park.

Visitor Use Management Plan

The Visitor Use Management Plan public comment period has been extended to December 14, 2018. Click on image for direct link to the website.

Last updated: December 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120


(505) 899-0205 x335

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