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A Landscape of Symbols Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.

I have been here a million times! Each time I always see something new! Lizards,chipmunks and even a squirrel this time! Great for all ages. Please respect the Petroglyphs!! I cannot stress than enough!

You can take dogs. Very hot, I suggest going in the morning or evening. Saw a jack rabbit and the petroglyphs are very pretty.

9 days ago

Great easy hike!

Very nice trail. Perfect addition to a morning walk. I went early morning when it was cool out. Saw a jackrabbit on the trail and looking at the rocks were a nice stop along the way. Near the tip of the trail there are a lot of side paths that people have gone astray on.

15 days ago

Nice, short walk along the base. Several petroglyphs can be viewed from the trail. No snakes today, but a bit warm. There is no fee if you have a NPS pass of some type.

15 days ago

Very short loop, but nice to be able to view some petroglyphs along an easy hike.

Short hike from the parking area up a nice trail (but might be steep for those with leg problems) up to a nice vantage point overlooking the area. Several petroglyphs are seen from the trail.

Interesting flat hike. Very hot with high temps and no shade. Take water. Lots of petrolyghs to view from the trail. About 1.8 miles with the loops.

23 days ago

24 days ago

When they open the rest of the trails up, five stars. Perfect for a cloudy, summer day. Early weekday morning, there were hardly any other hikers. My dog is quite a good hiker and rock climber and loved the volcanoes. We even saw a jackalope who'd lost his antlers and a teeny, tiny baby great horned lizard.

Lovely little jaunt with many petroglyphs right on the trail and many wildflowers. Behind a neighborhood, literally in folks' backyards which is a little funky, but also totally accessible and free.

30 days ago