A Landscape of Sacred Symbols

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.

Information Only. Visitors must drive to a trail system. Click on Things to Do.

Information Center, No trails Here

The Information Center does not have any trails. Drive to either Boca Negra, Rinconada, Piedras Marcadas Canyons to see petroglyphs.

Responsible dog owner walking dog on 6-foot leash.

Dogs On Leash Allowed, Pick Up Pet Waste

Pets allowed except at Boca Negra Canyon. 6' maximum leash. Owners must pick up dog waste and throw in trash. DO NOT leave bags on trail.

Please note: No trails at the Visitor Center, never have been, never will be. Come prepared to hike.

Take a Hike! Your Trail Options

See petroglyphs at Boca Negra, Rinconada, & Piedras Marcadas Canyons. No petroglyphs at Volcanoes. No bike riding. Bring water.

Required for group visits of 25 or more and for special circumstances.

Permits

Required for group visits of 25 or more and for special circumstances.

Park Programs

Park Programs

Learn about programs at the park.

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs

Learn the story of the people who created them.

Last updated: July 12, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:

(505) 899-0205

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