Have you seen the ancient etches on stones at the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico? If you have not, then you should. You will see the earlier works of native Indians that date back to 1300 AD. There are also sketches that may be drawn several centuries later by Spanish settlers.

From afar, the ancient graffiti are unrecognizable. Only when you follow the trail and look closely unto the rocks that you’ll spot the glyphs.

Right at the foot of the hill.

This sight welcomes you once you parked your vehicle. You see people going up the rocky hill through zigzag trails.
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Follow the sign.

The trails are provided with signage.
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Up for the challenge?

The trails range from somewhat easy to challenging, sometimes steep and usually uneven.
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Historic etches on stones.

Then you see the first petroglyph. It’s eerie.
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From one rock to another.

It is easy to spot the many, many glyphs around that are all well-preserved.
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Don’t take anything for souvenir.

“Please Remove Nothing, Disturb Nothing”.
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Atop the hill is extremely picturesque.

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Explore the petroglyphs at your own pace and learn the history about the “art” that graced the boulders at the Petroglyph National Monument.

Address: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone Number: 505-899-0205
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

See: Three-Day Travel Plan, Guide, and Schedule When Traveling To Albuquerque, New Mexico

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