The Volcanoes - Petroglyph National Monument

#1 of 9 trails in Petroglyph National Monument

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Great vistas of Albuquerque and the Sandias, as well as some fantastic geological features.

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Rad Honey (79)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice hike. Not too steep. There was a really cool cave on top of the first volcano. Awesome views

Lincoln Marr (209)

9 Completed2 Reviews

Enjoyed this nice workout with expansive views of Albuquerque, the Petroglyphs and non-active Volcanos.

Morgan Hamilton (387)

15 Completed12 Reviews

Great and beautiful hike. Views All around. I didn't hike to the top because I read they were sacred, there is no enforcement so I'm sure it's not a big deal to most. Just be careful and respectful. Great and easy hike for a Sea-leveler like me!

Jennifer Kelly (741)

32 Completed17 Reviews

Hiked to the top of the 1st two volcanoes with my 4 year old son. He loved it and saw lots of cool (small) desert creatures. Full sun so make sure to dress appropriately with sunblock and lots of water. Hope to come back soon to hike the last volcano.

David Saladin (409)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great beginner trail. I had so much fun and saw everybody from athletes training, to three generation families to small pets. Fun trails and challenging vertical climbs, up to the hiker.

Kenny Dillingham (4488)

63 Completed58 Reviews

The Volcanoes are a great place to hike for great views of the city and some neat geological features including a neat natural lava arch on the tallest of the volcanoes. Most of the trails are very family friendly, though the ascend to the top of some of the volcanoes should be approached carefully due to loose volcanic scree.