COVID-19 Operations Effective March 7, 2022: Per the CDC, New Mexico is at a Medium COVID-19 level meaning the wearing of masks is optional but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
A Visitor Self-Serve Information Station is available on the information center patio and staffed by a park volunteer. Visitors are encouraged to help themselves to the various brochures and trail guides then drive to a trail system to view petroglyphs. Please be aware that the petroglyph viewing trails are not located at the Visitor Information Center. You must drive to either of the three available petroglyph viewing trails.
The WNPA Park Store located inside the Visitor Information Center is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
The Visitor Information Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st.
Information Center Location: Physical address is 6510 Western Trail, Albuquerque, NM 87120. (Please know that some map apps misdirect visitors to the Volcanoes Day Use Area or to a local neighborhood named "The Petroglyphs".)
The Visitor Information Center is located off Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail. Or, you may opt to use GPS coordinates of Lat: 35.139 Long: -106.711.
All of the park trails are open year round. The petroglyph viewing trail systems (Boca Negra, Rinconada, and Piedras Marcadas Canyons) are a 1-6 mile drive from the visitor center, depending on the trail. The Volcanoes Day Use Area does not offer petroglyph viewing. Individual trail hours may differ - please see below.
Boca Negra Canyon: open daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Last entry at 4:00 PM daily is strictly enforced. (Closed on the three holidays listed under Visitor Center) Pets not allowed on trails. 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. Leashed pets allowed. GPS Lat: 35.127 Long: -106.725
Piedras Marcadas Canyon: open from sunrise to sunset daily. No restrooms. No water. Leashed pets allowed. GPS Lat: 35.1887 Long: -106.6856
Volcanoes Day Use Area: 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. No petroglyphs. Leashed pets allowed. GPS Lat: 35.1306 Long: -106.7803