Boca Negra Canyon Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Boca Negra Canyon Trail is a 0.7 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.

0.7 miles 226 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

A series of short trails in Albuquerque's Boca Negra canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and lots of fun history. It's a little rocky and you have to climb a little so maybe not best for elderly.

6 months ago

The petroglyphs were awesome, rough, rocky, well maintained trail

hiking
6 months ago

Super short and a lot of stopping to look at the petroglyphs, but the rocky terrain is nice.

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

This trail is about viewing Petrogylphs, not so much about the hike experience. Great place to take visitors to ABQ.

off road driving
10 months ago

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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.

2 years ago

Fun and easy hike on a cooler day. lots of petroglyphs to see too

hiking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

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).

walking
2 years ago

Go for the glyphs not the hike. Take your cell phone and listen to the information on the history of the place. Very interesting.

hiking
3 years ago

Short trails with petroglyphs among neighborhood homes in the city of Albuquerque

hiking
3 years ago

Duplicate of the other entry for Boca Negra canyon. Includes several short trails with petroglyphs.