Boca Negra Canyon Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A series of short trails in Albuquerque's Boca Negra canyon.
The petroglyphs were awesome, rough, rocky, well maintained trail
Super short and a lot of stopping to look at the petroglyphs, but the rocky terrain is nice.
This trail is about viewing Petrogylphs, not so much about the hike experience. Great place to take visitors to ABQ.
If you have young kids and you want to help stimulate their interest in archaelogy you can't go wrong with Boca Negra Canyon. This series of trails, tucked into an otherwise anonymous neighborhood in Albuquerque offers lots of visual gems and good rock scrabbling for kids ages 7 - 14 or so. You and the kids can get right up to many petroglyphs and make up stories about them or debate what they depict. Is that an alien or a man wearing an antler's head as a mask? You decide. Not great in the summer as it will be sweltering and there are no trees on this sandy trail.
Fun and easy hike on a cooler day. lots of petroglyphs to see too
The glyphs are interesting, even though there is also modern graffiti everywhere. Worth it if you don't have time to go on a longer hike elsewhere in the park. $2 admission fee.
Nice little hike. The three trails in this little park are great for about an our trip. the first trail rises about 700 ft and can be a bit nerving if it is windy (and it was).
Go for the glyphs not the hike. Take your cell phone and listen to the information on the history of the place. Very interesting.
Short trails with petroglyphs among neighborhood homes in the city of Albuquerque
Duplicate of the other entry for Boca Negra canyon. Includes several short trails with petroglyphs.