Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. These images are inseparable from the cultural landscape, the spirits of the people who created, and who appreciate them.
Petroglyph National Monument is located on the North West side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. To get to the visitor center you should take I40 east or west depending on the direction you are traveling. Leave the interstate at Exit 154 traveling north on Unser Blvd. Approximatly 3.5 miles north you will find the visitor center at the junciton of Unser and Western Trail. Make a left hand turn at the light. Travel up the road to the parking lot for the visitor center. For a printable color version of park mapGet directions
Dogs are welcome in Petrogylph National Monument.
Petroglyph National Monument offers many scenic spots and open spaces for you and your dog to enjoy together. Whether you share a run along the volcanoes or a quiet walk in Rinconada Canyon, always be aware of your surroundings and considerate of others. It takes a cooperative effort to make the park safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Petroglyph National Monument is still a young unit of the system of National Parks, and is cooperatively run by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque, Open Space Division. As such we are moderately limited on accessible features. On the other hand, each plan that is started and implemented by the National Park Service takes into account accessibility.