Piedras Marcadas Canyon

EASY 65 reviews

Piedras Marcadas Canyon is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop 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 best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

The trails are very sandy down in the canyon and lava rock in the way sometimes.

hiking
4 days ago

Easy trail but the views and the petroglyphs are awesome.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail for all ages! Loved hunting to find art that is not visible from the trail. Not a hike for the summer time, best to do in the earlier part of the year. It's a sandy trail, not good for wheelchairs or strollers. Dog friendly on a leash, but not all trails in this park allow dogs according to the brochure.

hiking
30 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with tons of petroglyphs. Be sure to follow the directions carefully as the parking lot is behind some commercial buildings and in a neighborhood.
Please be respectful of the petroglyphs and don't climb on the rocks

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hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

fun trail

3 months ago

nice trail , easy

hiking
4 months ago

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7 months ago

I really liked this trail. Yes, it begins next to a community and you initially see the buildings off to your left, but quickly it becomes its own little world and you are on your own on the sandy trail.

I chose this trail because it was less populated (and less graffitied) than the main petroglyphs trail in the national monument, and I am so glad I did. I saw only one other person.

There were 6 petroglyph locations in all. It wasn't too hard to find them (although they might not be spotted if you're not paying attention). However, each had its own marker and description.

The trail itself isn't well marked but I don't think it's possible to get very lost. I only made a slight wrong turn trying to find my initial entry point.

I did this trail in August and loved it. I saw my first petroglyph and roadrunners. I also saw jack rabbits.

Pretty boring. Surrounded by neighborhood. Great if you have small children

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

loved it

7 months ago

Fun easy hike for kiddos