Petroglyph National Monument Trails

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199

Petroglyph National Monument Trails

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Petroglyph National Monument lies on the very edge of the sprawling western side of Albuquerque. Along a snaking escarpment of black volcanic boulders, the monument protects an extraordinary collection of more than 15,000 petroglyphs.

The artists range from nomadic hunters who visited the site more than two centuries ago to ranchers who chased cows in the area less than 100 years in the past. Most of the drawings, however, are from the Ancestral Pueblo people and are around 500 years old."

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This was an awesome trail. It was far better to do the additional 2 miles on the Tramway Trail at the beginning of the hike than at the end. It took us 4:44 and my GPS logged it at 9.6 miles from the Tramway trail head to the restaurant at the top. We started just after 8 am and was eating lunch at 1 pm. The trails are well marked and easy to follow.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
May to November
National Park Service brochure and pamphlets
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Dec 2018