A Landscape of Sacred 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.

Information Only. Visitors must drive to a trail system. Click on Things to Do.

Information Center, No trails Here

The Information Center does not have any trails. Drive to either Boca Negra, Rinconada, Piedras Marcadas Canyons to see petroglyphs.

Responsible dog owner walking dog on 6-foot leash.

Dogs On Leash Allowed, Pick Up Pet Waste

Pets allowed except at Boca Negra Canyon. 6' maximum leash. Owners must pick up dog waste and throw in trash. DO NOT leave bags on trail.

Boca Negra Canyon

Boca Negra Canyon

Take short walks to see 100 petroglyphs. Open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily. Last entry at 4:00 pm is strictly enforced.

Rinconada Canyon

Rinconada Canyon

Hike a 2.2 miles loop trail to see 300 petroglyphs. Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Piedras Marcadas Canyon

Piedras Marcadas Canyon

A 1.5 mile round trip to see 400 petroglyphs. Open daily sunrise to sunset.

A series of cinder cone volcanoes.

Volcanoes Day Use Area

Explore cinder cone volcanoes. Parking lot hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Last updated: April 13, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:

(505) 899-0205

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