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.

New Visitor Center & Boca Negra Hours

The operational hours of the visitor center and Boca Negra Canyon are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. Last entry into Boca Negra Canyon is 4:00 pm

Visitors walking leashed dog on trail.

Visitor Use Management Plan

This plan is being prepared. We anticipate it will be available for public review and comment in spring 2018. Click image for information.

Last updated: January 30, 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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