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Petroglyph National Monument

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Petroglyph National Monument, along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, stretches 17 miles across a volcanic escarpment dominating the city's western horizon. The monument is managed by the National Park Service and the city of Albuquerque. It's western boundary features a chain of dormant fissure volcanoes. The monument is intended as a protection for a variety of cultural and natural resources that include five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites, and an estimated 24,000 Ancestral Pueblo and early Spanish carved images.