Operating Hours & Seasons

Petroglyph National Monument is open year-round.The Visitor Center and Boca Negra Canyon are closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. The Visitor Center does close at 3:00 pm the day before these three holidays. The Visitor Center may also be closed during severe weather conditions.

Visitor Center: open daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Located off Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail. GPS Lat: 35.139 Long: -106.711
No petroglyph viewing trails available at the visitor center. Each of the three petroglyph viewing trail systems (Boca Negra, Rinconada, and Piedras Marcadas Canyons) are a one mile to a 6.5 mile drive from the visitor center. You may drive directly to the trail of your choice or opt to go to the visitor center to receive brochures, trail maps, and current park information. Note: The Volcanoes Day Use Area does not offer petroglyph viewing.

Go directly to the trails using these GPS locations:

Boca Negra Canyon: open daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Last entry at 4:30 PM daily is strictly enforced. (Closed on the three holidays listed above in bold.) GPS Lat: 35.161 Long: -106.719

Rinconada Canyon: parking lot open daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Access is available sunrise to sunset by parking outside of gated parking lot. No water. GPS Lat: 35.127 Long: -106.725

Piedras Marcadas Canyon: open from sunrise to sunset daily. No restrooms. No water. GPS Lat: 35.1887 Long: -106.6856

Volcanoes Day Use Area (no petroglyph viewing): parking lot open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Access is available sunrise to sunset by parking outside of gated parking lot. No water. GPS Lat: 35.1306 Long: -106.7803

Last updated: November 30, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:

(505) 899-0205 x335

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