Located off Unser Blvd. NW at the Western Trail intersection, approximately 3 miles north of I-40.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Also closed during severe weather conditions. The visitor center typically closes at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Located off Unser Blvd. NW, approximately one-quarter mile north of Montano Road.
Operated and staffed by the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, this trail system offers visitors the opportunity to view about 100 petroglyphs along three paved trails that are guided by signs. Restroom facilities, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and shaded seating areas are available. The City of Albuquerque charges a nominal parking fee of $1 Monday-Friday or $2 on Saturday & Sunday. Parking fees are per vehicle. Commercial tour buses are charged a $25 or $50 parking fee depending on the size of the bus. Please inquire directly with the City of Albuquerque at (505) 452-5200.
Rinconada Canyon: 2.2 miles round trip, 2 hours, 200-300 petroglyphs, undeveloped trail system, no water
The longest petroglyph viewing trail system in the monument, this moderate undeveloped trail is 2.2 miles round-trip. Water is not available. Vault restroom facility is available at the trail head. See approximately 300 petroglyphs in 1.5-2 hours. Leashed pets allowed. Parking lot is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. A free trail guide is available at the visitor center.
Warning: Lock your vehicle and set your alarm. Do not invite a thief by leaving valuables visible in your vehicle.
Piedras Marcadas Canyon: 1.5 miles round trip, 1.5 hours, 300-500 petroglyphs, undeveloped trail system, no water, no restrooms
Volcanoes Day Use Area: 1 mile to 4 miles round trip, 1-4 hours, no petroglyphs, undeveloped trail system, no water
Located off Atrisco Vista Blvd. (exit # 149), approximately 4.8 miles north of I-40
Located on the western edge of the monument, this trail system offers scenic miles of hiking around the volcanic cinder cones. Although the area is void of petroglyphs, you'll enjoy the clear views of the Rio Grande valley and the Sandia Mountains from the scenic overlook. Trails vary in length from 1 mile to 4 miles round-trip. Water is not available. A vault restroom facility is available. Leashed pets are allowed. The parking lot is located off Atrisco Vista Blvd. NW, approximately 4.8 miles north of Interstate 40. The parking lot is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Last updated: December 8, 2019