This past week, we were lucky enough to take a hike at the Petroglyph National Monument on the outskirts of Albuquerque. There are thousands of ancient petroglyphs scattered throughout the various sections of the park. We were able to just scratch the surface by hiking in Rinconada Canyon, and we hope to return several times and visit the old volcanoes and other nearby sites, as well.
Some of the petroglyphs have been damaged by bullets, graffiti and other human interference, but there is no mistaking the beauty and timelessness of the images. The black volcanic rock dotting the sagebrush mesa is also strikingly beautiful.