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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.

hiking
1 day ago

this is not the hardest trail, by any means, but it is very enjoyable. I took my 57 year old mom, who is pretty sedentary, and she was able to complete the full loop (with some grumbling though LOL). the trail is pretty sandy in some areas, with some small inclines, but nothing difficult. We came across a snake, not sure what kind, but I'm telling myself ITS NOT A RATTLESNAKE. it was about 3 feet long and skinny, light beige-y with brown spots/pattern. a decent amount of petroglyphs were visible, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, snake sighting be damned :)

hiking
8 days ago

trail running
13 days ago

Good trail to run 2 mile loops.

trail running
15 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

The views were beautiful and it wasn't too hard to complete the whole trial. I think it was neat to hike up active volcanoes and there are rest spots periodically in the beginning. On top of that there are signs with interesting facts about the terrain. There was one moderate section on the Vulcan loop so those not ready for that steer clear. In addition don't keep valuables in the car because ours were broken into and my boyfriends wallet was stolen. Albuquerque is beautiful on the whole but crime is high.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago