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For thousands of years, our ancestors have been inspired by the world around them. The Petroglyph National Monument lets us experience a powerful glimpse into this ancient creativity – it’s here you can find art made during what is now Albuquerque many millennia ago. See firsthand how these carvings in rock offer an insight into primitive forms of expression and symbolism that still captivate us today.

The Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, NM is your portal to ancient art, offering up centuries-old petroglyphs that offer insight into what our early ancestors viewed and celebrated. With some carvings estimated to be over 6,000 years old, it’s an awe-inspiring exploration like no other – so come discover history today.

The Petroglyph National Monument displays thousands of rock carvings stretching back through the centuries. This remarkable site allows visitors to see petroglyphs from both prehistoric and historical times.

While Spanish settlers in the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately had a negative impact on the Pueblo Indian culture, many of their customs have managed to survive. From mysterious rock carvings called petroglyphs which provide insight into ancient beliefs, rites, and messages, to stunning natural beauty – visiting Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument is like taking an incredible journey through time. And though some aspects of these carvings may be forever lost, you’ll still appreciate their intricacy today.

Petroglyph National Monument is home to an ancient cultural treasure: thousands of petroglyphs dating back 400-700 years. These carvings are a precious window into the past, revealing how Native Americans and Spanish settlers once expressed their beliefs spiritually while providing insight into lives they lived centuries ago. Today we can explore this living history – truly making Petroglyph National Monument something special.

Petroglyph National Monument is the perfect outdoor classroom for teachers and students! Led by experienced park rangers, field trips to Boca Negra Canyon, Rinconada Canyon, Piedras Marcadas Canyon, or Volcanoes Day Use Area turn a traditional class lesson into an awe-inspiring experience. With groups limited in size to 25 people per visit (and educational programs being absolutely free!), it’s no wonder Petroglyph National Monument continues to be a top choice for school excursions.

Visiting Petroglyph National Monument just got even more exciting. Western National Parks Association and the monument have teamed up to create a brand-new activity booklet full of engaging tasks meant for both young kids as well as adults. Come pick up an adventure-filled Junior Ranger or Senior Ranger book at the Information Center – once you complete your mission inside them, you can proudly wear your Jr. Ranger badge (for children) or Sr. Ranger pin (for adults).

Address: Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

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