Albuquerque Field Trip: Petroglyph National Monument

The Albuquerque chapter is hosting a field trip on April 20 to Petroglyph National Monument’s Volcanoes Loop, led by George Miller. Meet at 8 AM at the Savers parking lot (Menaul and Candelaria, otherwise known as Meeting Place G) or at 8:15 AM at the West Volcanoes Access Rd parking lot, off Paseo del Volcan (I-40 exit 149).

The Monument has 20,000 ancient images of rock art carved into the volcanic boulder that line the mesas, but we will concentrate on the nearly 200 wildflowers that bloom in the 7,000 acres of undisturbed desert. We start at the Volcanoes parking lot trailhead off Paseo del Volcan on the west side of the preserve, and loop through the desert to see what we can see. If spring rains are generous, we may find 30 or more species.

All our field trips are free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend!