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Boca Negra Canyon

Boca Negra Canyon provides easy access for visitors who want to view petroglyphs and other interesting geologic and cultural features up close.

About Boca Negra Canyon

Three developed trails take visitors on self-guiding tours ranging from 5 minutes to 30 minutes roundtrip. Water, restrooms and picnic tables are available. Boca Negra Canyon is open 8:30am-4:30pm seven days a week and is closed January 1st, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th.


Monday - Friday: $1 per vehicle
Saturday - Sunday: $2 per vehicle

Commercial Vehicles:
1-25 people: $20
25+ people: $50
*Make checks payable to City of Albuquerque


The park is located just north of Montano Road at 6900 Unser NW.

Boca Negra Canyon Petroglyphs

NOTE: While Boca Negra is part of the Petroglyph National Monument, the Facility is managed by the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division.

  • For inquires about Boca Negra Canyon, please call 505-768-4200.
  • Emergencies call 911.
  • To report suspicious activity or vehicle lock-ins, please call 242-COPS.