"Petroglyph National Monument" Volcanoes & Petroglyphs Tip by MarkJochim

  Petroglyphs (Mark Jochim, May 1994)
by MarkJochim

For centuries, Native Americans camped at the base of Albuquerque's West Mesa, chipping and scraping designs into the volcanic rock. This National Monument contains more than 15,000 ancient rock drawings (petroglyphs) inscribed on the 17-mile long escarpment overlooking the Rio Grande Valley.

OPEN: Daily 8-5
ADMISSION: weekdays, $1.00; weekends, $2.00

Address: 4735 Unser Blvd. N.W.
Directions: take Interstate 40 west from central Albuquerque to the NM Highway 448/Coors Road exit (west of the river); take a right (north) to Western Trail Road; turn left (west); follow signs to Visitor Center
Phone: (505) 899-0205
Website: http://www.nps.gov/petr/

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2003
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