Bucket List Dreams- Petroglyph National Monument

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Chasing national parks and monuments!

Petroglyph National Monument – Albuquerque, NM

Petroglyph National Monument is on sacred Native American lands and formed on ancient volcanic rocks. Many Native American tribes settled in these areas including Apache, Navajo and the Puebloans, who have all contributed to creating art and sharing stories on these petroglyphs. Spanish settlers also have placed their marks here and created drawings and symbols on the petroglyphs in this sacred space. There is a very rich and deep native culture here.




While visiting Boca Negra Canyon there are a multitude of symbols carved onto the archeological sites.  The volcanic rocks had many drawings including figures of people, animals, and ceremonial and religious symbols carvings. The landscape here is considered holy ground to Native American tribes.



I explored Boca Negra Canyon and it had many petroglyphs leading all the way up to the top of the canyon. The views of all of the petroglyphs while hiking and climbing rocks to the top were really remarkable.The Sacred Native American landscapes and ancient Native American art at Petroglyph National Monument is truly a special place and it’s worth being appreciated.





With All My Love,

~The Vintage Gypsy


“Forever Forward.” –Walt Whitman


7 Replies to “Bucket List Dreams- Petroglyph National Monument”

  1. I love New Mexico! It has such a unique landscape and a rich native american history! I would love to visit Petroglyph National Monument, thanks for sharing your experience…beautiful pictures!

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