Operating Hours & Seasons

Petroglyph National Monument is open year-round from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mountain Standard & Daylight Savings Time). The Visitor Center and Boca Negra Canyon are closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. May also be closed during severe weather conditions.

Visitor Center: open daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM GPS Lat: 35.139 Long: -106.711
There are no petroglyph viewing trails available at the visitor center (Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail). 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 opt to go to the visitor center first to receive driving directions to each of the petroglyph viewing trail systems, brochures, trail maps, and current park information. Note: The Volcanoes Day Use Area does not offer petroglyph viewing.

Or you may opt to skip the Visitor Center and go directly to the trails:

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:

(505) 899-0205 x335

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