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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.

Fun short trail to get your hike going. It's paved and has some concrete steps along the way.

15 days ago

17 days ago

Boca Negra was more interesting to me and took you up closer to the petroglyphs. However, this was a nice, short, easy sand trail in the canyon. We brought 3 kids with us, so definitely kid-friendly. Perfect for an evening hike as there isn't any shade. The kids really enjoyed seeing all of the rabbits! We saw at least 10 and they were huge!

Our first trail on our honeymoon to the southwest in 2014, and still one of the most memorable for me. The weather was perfect (yes, pleasant weather in late July/early August) and the views amazing! Like Rinconada Canyon, we will be going on this trail a lot once we move to Albuquerque later this summer.

Went on this trail during our honeymoon a few years ago, and it was so enjoyable! When my wife and I move to Albuquerque later this summer, we'll definitely go on it as often as we can.

30 days ago

Love the Volcanoes! Went for a Saturday evening hike most recently, and there were only a few other people on the trail. It tends to get somewhat crowded with hikers and bikers on weekend mornings. The views are worth it, though. The rock can be a bit tough on dogs' paws. Please stay on designated trails.

Nice trail for a short hike. Perfect hike with kids. There is no shade so a great morning or evening hike.

1 month ago