Petroglyph National Monument
One of Albuquerque's most enjoyable recreational attractions is
the 17-mile-long (27km) stretch of escarpment of the West Mesa,
entered from Unser Boulevard, that is a treasure-trove of more than
25,000 prehistoric and historic rock carvings or petroglyphs, some
dating as far back as 2,000 years. Maps and information regarding
the geology and history of the area are available from the Las
ImÃ¡genes Visitor Center. Hikers can follow various trails to
explore the Boca Negra Canyon, or join rangers on scheduled walks
during the summer months. Picnic areas, drinking water and restroom
facilities are provided.
Telephone: (505) 899 0205
Opening Time: Las Imï¿½genes Visitor Center and Boca Negra Canyon:
Admission: Boca Negra Canyon parking fee: $1 weekdays, $2 weekends.
There is no charge for other areas within the Monument.