Petroglyph National Monument
There are several trails you can hike and experience the hundreds of petroglyphs, but seeing as I was wearing little W we opted for one of the easiest and most developed. The Boca Negro Canyon offers the chance to see hundreds of petroglyphs in a small and accessible area.
The landscape is truly striking and volcanic in nature. the petroglyphs are carved by scraping the outer "desert varnish"off the basalt rocks.
The petroglyphs are amazingly well preserved.
We had a great time and I am really glad A is getting to experience the varied culture and landscape of this amazing country of ours. One of the pluses of moving is the experiences she gains. I grew up and lived in one area until I was an adult and we rarely traveled, so I love giving her these experiences.
I'd love to visit the petroglyphs someday. Well, several places in the southwest, actually.
Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place.