Petroglyph National Monument came to be by a saving grace from archeology. In the 1960s archeologists with the Albuquerque Archaeological society found several petroglyphs. The area where they were was eventually set aside under Albuquerque’s required green space regulations due to their discovery. In the 1990s Petroglyph National Monument came to be as a cooperatively managed park by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division. Today, the park is still growing and adding new land to its protection. For more information about this history of this joint venture, check out this link. To discover Petroglyph National Monument for yourself online, check out a virtual visit. For more information about Petroglyph National Monument, visit its website.