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 in Boca Negra

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

The comment period of the initial public scoping phase is extended until December 16, 2016. Click map to view information about this plan.

Last updated: August 31, 2017

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Albuquerque, NM 87120


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