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Bucket List Dreams- Petroglyph National Monument

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 vibrant and deep native culture here.




While visiting Boca Negra Canyon, there is 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 remarkable. The Sacred Native American landscapes and ancient Native American art at Petroglyph National Monument is indeed a special place, and it’s worth being appreciated.





With All My Love,

~The Vintage Gypsy


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