Petroglyph National Monument Rinconada Canyon Trail

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Located in northwest Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument o?ers its visitors several hiking opportunities. The Rinconada Canyon Trail is a pet-friendly trail that is a regular hiking destination for Albuquerque residents. The 2.2-mile-long trail o?ers classic desert hiking with wildlife and petroglyph viewing. Not to be confused with a pictograph, which is a painting, a Ppetroglyph is a carving. The site contains petroglyphs that were carved into volcanic rocks as many as 700 years ago by Native Americans and early Spanish settlers. It should be known that petroglyphs are much more than “rock art.” The petroglyphs found in the monument and throughout New Mexico still have deep meaning.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

Located in northwest Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument o?ers its visitors several hiking opportunities. The Rinconada Canyon Trail is a pet-friendly trail that is a regular hiking destination for Albuquerque residents. The 2.2-mile-long trail o?ers classic desert hiking with wildlife and petroglyph viewing.

Not to be confused with a pictograph, which is a painting, a
Ppetroglyph is a carving. The site contains petroglyphs that were carved into volcanic rocks as many as 700 years ago by Native Americans and early Spanish settlers. It should be known that petroglyphs are much more than “rock art.” The
petroglyphs found in the monument and throughout New Mexico still have deep meaning.

© 2013 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Albuquerque
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Petroglyph National Monument, 6001 Unser Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120; (505) 899-0205; nps.gov/petr
Local Maps: USGS Los Griegos; detailed trail map and brochure available at visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Petroglyph National Monument: Rinconada Canyon Trail

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