The Hidden Trail In New Mexico Leads To A Magnificent Archaeological Treasure

Learning about New Mexico’s history doesn’t mean you need to be cooped up in a library or museum. There are plenty of incredible examples in the great outdoors so that you can soak up the sun and get a bit of exercise. If a super short hike sounds like the ideal way to combine exercise and history, then you’re going to enjoy this trail.

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Piedras Marcadas Canyon is located at Petroglyph National Monument just outside Albuquerque. You can find the park’s location at this Google Maps link, details about the park at the U.S. National Park Service website, and trail information at AllTrails.

Looking for more trails around the state that will take you to historic sites? Read some of our favorite suggestions in These 7 New Mexico Hiking Trails Lead To Some Incredible Pieces Of History.