In New Mexico We Hike: Petroglyph National Monument

One of the most famous things in Albuquerque, besides the Balloon fiesta and Old Town is the Petroglyph National Monument. When one of my classes was cancelled, I joined Christina and Christopher on a hike through the Monument. There are several adjacent sites and trails that show symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago.

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The visitor’s center had a few ristras of red chiles hanging around the entrance.

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Unfortunately, we arrived there quite late we could not take any of the long more impressive trails. So we took a short trail with only few petroglyphs. But it was really nice to stick feet into the warm sand of the desert.

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