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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.

It’s a nice walk and the petroglyphs are easy to see. The first 1/2 mile is littered with dog droppings. That doesn’t reflect well on the Albuquerque residents who are not following the posted rules. When I’m on a hike I’m really not wanting to focus on avoiding stepping on dog shit.

This is a great spot for a quick walk or a long walk and is good for all ability levels. I’m an advanced hiker but still enjoyed the views and activity. The petroglyphs have been beautiful preserved, it’s wonderfully that people have really respected them and left them as they found them.
Go check it out and please, continue to be kind to the amazing, historical petroglyphs.

Hiked this trail over 100 times. It’s my conditioning trail because it’s so close.

Great run! Mostly soft sand trails with very little hard packed dirt. Lots of side trails if you want to get creative. Lots of cool petroglyphs and huge Jack Rabbits!

Great trail that makes for a fun run. Went early in the morning mid week and there were very few people there.

Nice, easy hike within the city of Albuquerque. My puppy came along and had a blast!

Nice Easy Hike with lots of awesome petroglyphs! Would definitely recommend to any hiker! :)

Easy Hike, Pretty Views.

29 days ago

Not to bad a lot of dog poop though.

Great easier type hike! Great wide open vista views 360 degrees. Well marked and maintained trails, clean potty at trail head. Beautiful weather for January, and good for winter hikes. Same hike in July would be brutal anytime after 10am. Was a little disappointed that both the bigger volcano trails were closed for habitat rehab. You can still summit the center volcano, but the far north and south ones are closed to hiking. I'm completely on board with the habitat rehab, hopefully they will open a trail or 2 up to those summits sometime in the future.

Lots to see. Very easy trail

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not the best trail for mountain biking. Some spots require dismounting. Great walking trail however, with awesome views.

Great family hike, tons of great cool petros, do in afternoon for best lighting.

nice trail.......did it right after work ......nice 3 miles in under an hour!

In a word... Petroglyphs :D

mountain biking
3 months ago

tough if you aren't used to the altitude, as we were. But beautiful scenery through the volcanic areas.

Great short trail

3 months ago

A nice hike alongside volcanoes in the wide open Albuquerque land. Easy through most, moderate in some areas. Rocky trail mixed with a few patches of sand. Watch your step!

Easy trail with nice views of the city. I must have overlooked a portion of the loop, because it didn’t seem to be the full 3 miles, but it was still a nice, peaceful hike.

Did this trail in the evening, about 1.8 miles. The trail is in a neighborhood area which felt odd. There was a sign at the trailhead with the trail guide, however, when we were there it felt like a choose your own adventure. People were climbing rocks, there were people off the trail, etc. At one point we were following footsteps on what we thought was the correct path, but turns out it wasn't. Overall, we saw lots of cool petroglyphs and had a great time. Did see lots of rabbits too!

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