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Boca Negra - Petroglyph National Monument - 4 members in 4 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 05 2018
jochal
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Boca Negra - Petroglyph National MonumentNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
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jochal
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Nov 02 2012
cabel
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55 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Boca Negra - Petroglyph National MonumentNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
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cabel
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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All who wander are not lost...just me.
Mar 13 2009
TM1ssKDMac
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57 male
 Joined Apr 15 2004
 Joseph City, Ari
Boca Negra - Petroglyph National MonumentNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
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TM1ssKDMac
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Lower Baca Negra Canyon
Petroglyph National Monument

Stranded at the hotel in Belen after a long train ride from Winslow, I jumped into my old, dented round house car and headed north to Albuquerque and a visit to Petroglyph National Monument. After a short stop at the visitor center, I drove north to the entrance to Baca Negra Canyon. This section of the monument is divided into two areas, the lower area that is described in this hike guide by Page Rob and an upper area of the canyon with a separate parking area a short drive from the main area of Baca Negra.

I hiked the entire trail around the base of the escarpment and climbed to the top of the mesa on the rather rough trail and was really astounded at the large number of petroglyphs located there. The housing subdivisions of Albuquerque are amazingly close to the monument and the petroglyphs. The documentation I received from the visitor center states that there are somewhere between 20 and 25 thousand petroglyphs in the monument.

After closely checking out everything in the lower canyon I drove up the parking area at Upper Baca Negra Canyon, parked and hiked the loop through the canyon. This area is less defined as far as the trail is concerned and you tend to wander randomly among the boulders searching for the drawings. I spent about 5 hours at the monument and had plenty of time to explore both areas of Baca Negra Canyon.

All of the photos posted with this trip log are from the lower canyon area. I will post another trip log with the photos of the upper canyon area later.
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Jun 12 2006
PaleoRob
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 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Boca Negra - Petroglyph National MonumentNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
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PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 20 AEG
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Boca Negra Unit of Petroglyph National Monument in NM.

Did you know They are putting a road through a section of the monument that is affecting some of the glyphs, and all for a private housing development!?
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
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