State National Parks of New Mexico

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Petroglyph National Monument

From 300 to 700 years ago, this was the homeland of the Ancestral Pueblo Indians. Long after the Ancestral Pueblo dispersed, their petroglyphs remained. Petroglyph National Monument preserves more than 20,000 examples of rock art. Most were pecked into the dark surface of basalt boulders with another stone or a rudimentary chisel.


El Malpais National Monument

This diverse volcanic landscape includes lava tube caves and lava bridges, sandstone bluffs, open grasslands, forest, and the 125-foot La Ventana Arch, one of the most accessible natural rock arches in New Mexico.