Petroglyph National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Petroglyph National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Petroglyph National Monument

Address:6001 Unser Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:505-899-0205
Fax:505-899-0207
Web: www.nps.gov/petr/
Size: 7,232 acres.
Established: Established on June 27, 1990. Owned and managed jointly by the National Park Service, the City of Albuquerque, and the State of New Mexico.
Location:In Albuquerque, New Mexico. Accessible from I-40 off Unser Blvd.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic area, self-guided trails, interpretive exhibits, rest rooms (é).
Activities:Hiking.
Special Features:More than 20,000 prehistoric and historic Native American and Hispanic petroglyphs (images carved in rock) stretch 17 miles along Albuquerque's West Mesa escarpment.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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com), the original Spanish village, founded in 1706 and renovated as a lively cluster of restaurants, museums, and galleries; and Petroglyph National Monument (6001 Unser Blvd.
Diane Souder, chief of interpretation and outreach at Petroglyph National Monument, calls the work of the volunteers there "priceless both in terms of resource protection and in terms of visitor understanding.
It is so great just to get outside and climb over the rocks under that beautiful sky," says Jean Brody, a veteran volunteer at Petroglyph National Monument.
A qualitative erosion assessment was conducted by walking the 32 km long (20 mi) escarpment in the Petroglyph National Monument during October and November 1991.
A reconnaissance along the West Mesas 32 km (20 mi) escarpment in the Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico identified 50 gullies.
The meanings of the images carved by American Indians and early Spanish settlers onto the thick volcanic rock of Petroglyph National Monument may never be fully understood.
If Paseo del Norte is built right through the Petroglyph National Monument, claim the Navajo, it will open up a 6,700-acre real estate development named Black Ranch to ready buyers on the expanding west side of Albuquerque.
Later in the day, I tell a park ranger at Petroglyph National Monument headquarters that I have been at Acoma and the wind was fierce.
Unless you're in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that is, in which case you simply cross the Rio Grande on Interstate 40, take the first freeway exit, and head past suburban cul-de-sacs to Petroglyph National Monument.
In the long, ongoing battle to protect Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico from urban sprawl and a proposed highway expansion, one voice rose above others.
One of the best places to see this aspect of American Indian and Hispanic culture is Petroglyph National Monument, which lies within the boundaries of the City of Albuquerque.
Prehistoric rock carvings at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico are at risk as fast-growing Albuquerque spills over park boundaries.