You can't turn a corner in New Mexico without coming face to face with the ancient inhabitants of the southwest. The rocks still show us cryptical artwork of these peoples, and I have enjoyed finding and viewing it.

What does it all mean? I honestly have no idea! Even the experts speculate. All I believe is that people spent countless hours pecking, scraping and painting these designs, and that it was important to them in ways we will never fully understand.

Many of the photos in the first gallery were taken along the Santa Fe River, and are labeled by the nearest settlement: La Bajada, La Cienega or La Cieneguilla. The Crow Canyon petroglyphs are Navajo, and located in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Horseshoe Canyon pictographs feature the famous "Grand Gallery" from Utah's Canyonlands National Park.

The second rock art gallery is all New Mexico, and all petroglyphs. One location is the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, near Alamogordo, and another is Petroglyph National Monument, inside the Albuquerque metro area. Both sites feature many thousands of glyphs. Another great area is the Galisteo basin, but access is difficult at this time.

Rock Art

Big Cat Petroglyph White Rock
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph
Santa Fe River Gorge Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyph
Petroglyph National Monument
Crow Canyon Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Duck
La Cienega Petroglyphs
Santa Fe River Gorge Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Duck
La Cieneguilla Petroglyph
Santa Fe River Gorge Petroglyphs
Taos Vista Verde Petroglyphs
Moab Petroglyph
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
La Cienega Petroglyphs
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
Santa Fe River Gorge Petroglyphs
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs
La Cienega Petroglyphs
Crow Canyon Petroglyph
Crow Canyon Petroglyph
Crow Canyon Petroglyphs
Crow Canyon Petroglyphs
Horseshoe Canyon Petroglyphs
Grand Gallery Horseshoe Canyon
Grand Gallery Horseshoe Canyon
La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs
Petroglyph National Monument
Wolf Man Panel
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Petroglyph National Monument
Galisteo Petroglyphs
White Rock Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Galisteo Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Petroglyph National Monument
Galisteo Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Galisteo Petroglyph
Galisteo Petroglyph
Albuquerque Petroglyph Intercourse
Galisteo Petroglyph
 Petroglyph National Monument
Three Rivers Petroglyph site