The Duke City has a lot of rich culture within the city limits and included is the Petroglyph National Monument. Dating back hundreds of years, there were many active volcanoes in the Albuquerque area. As a result of these volcanoes there is a landscape of hardened lava rocks.
Native Americans who inhabited the land carved symbols into the lava rocks and these pictorial messages can still be seen today. Later, Spanish settlers left their marks on the rocks as well. Discover these unique symbols and walk the trails within the park; it will make a fun educational experience and a lesson in culture.
There are five different trails featuring various scenic views and symbols. Start off at the visitor center on Unser Boulevard to learn about the trails and unique history of each; the center is open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. The park staff has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to this historical landmark, which displays so much culture.