GPS Coordinates to Trails

If you prefer to drive directly to any of our four trail systems, please use the following GPS coordinates:

For Boca Negra Canyon use Lat: 35.161 Long: -106.719

For Rinconada Canyon use Lat: 35.127 Long: -106.725

For Piedras Marcadas Canyon use Lat: 35.1887 Long: -106.6856

For Volcanoes Day Use Area (no petrogyphs) use Lat: 35.1306 Long: -106.7803


The Monument's visitor center is located on the west side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is important to know that there are no petroglyph viewing trails located at the visitor center. Each of the petroglyph viewing trails are a one-mile to a 6.5 mile drive from the visitor center. If you are being dropped off at the visitor center, have your driver wait for you as you will need to be driven to the petroglyph viewing trail of your choice.

Directions to the Visitor Center:
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.139 Long: -106.711

From Interstate 40 take the Unser Blvd. exit (#154) and proceed north 3 miles to Western Trail. Turn left or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the visitor center parking lot.

From Interstate 25 take the Paseo del Norte exit (#232) and proceed west to Coors Road exit south. Proceed south on Coors Road to Western Trail. Turn right or west onto Western Trail and follow road to the visitor center. For a printable color version of a park map click here.

Public Transportation:

At this time, the City of Albuquerque does not offer bus transportation to Petroglyph National Monument. We suggest that visitors without a car seek another means of transportation to the monument such as a taxi, a transportation service (such as Uber), or renting a car.

Attention GPS Users:
Depending on your type of GPS device, please use the following coordinates to find the visitor center. If you simply search for "Petroglyph National Monument" you will be directed either to a local neighborhood or to the monument's administrative office which is not designed for visitors.

The Visitor Center is located at: Latitude: 35.139
Longitude: -106.711

Degrees, minutes and seconds:
Datum: WGS84
35° 8'20.18" N
106°42'40.31" W

Decimal degrees:
Datum: WGS84

Decimal minutes:
Datum: WGS84
35° 8.336' N
106° 42.672' W

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM):
Zone: 13
Datum: WGS84
344106.94 m E
3889791.15 m N
Official map of Petroglyph National Monument
Map of Petroglyph National Monument


Last updated: November 30, 2017

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