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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Amazing Views and Natural History

Blink and you'll miss the turn to this site but it was well worth the stop. There is a nice rest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pensacola, Florida
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Wonderful site

I had heard about this site for years, and was finally able to be close enough on a trip to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastern NC
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Thousands of rock drawings left behind by ancient Native Americans can be found scattered throughout the site.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Blink and you'll miss the turn to this site but it was well worth the stop. There is a nice rest area, no fee for parking or entrance and just a short walk to the petroglyph site. It might be nice to do a little...More

Thank djwillis07
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about this site for years, and was finally able to be close enough on a trip to actually hunt it out and see it for myself. This is a wonderful site. The Welcome Center does not have much in the way of...More

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been there at least 3 times. We went last year and then again this year. This year the park does not have someone on site and you can tell the difference. The petroglyphs are amazing and in one year... it has been...More

Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see 1000 year old petroglyphs! Pretty easy hike through the rocks. Only downside was no dogs allowed on path. There is a dog walking area by where you park but too hot to leave pets if you want to hike. Took 3...More

Thank Kristie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a timeless place to visit, walk among the rocks where the art is, visit the site where ancient Indians made their homes. Camp out for a few days, go into the mountains up the road and enjoy all kinds of sites of nature....More

Thank kayn688
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove up from Alamogordo, easy to find, nice parking area with picnic tables. Area is well marked. We went to the visitor center first. The volunteer in the office was so friendly and informative. Gave us quick background information about the site and a "scavenger...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Easy detour from Alamogordo; the amount of petroglyphs at this site is really something. Easy hike, distant views of the lava flows and of White Sands.

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We have been to several petroglyph sites in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico this one of the best. There are thousands of petroglyphs to view up close. An extensive collection in a very accessible area. The hike is not difficult even with small children. Be...More

Thank TexasPuma
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Drove out here today to check out the petroglyphs. Not far from Alamogordo, about half an hour by car, easy to find, paved road all the way there. $5 fee per car. Camping is available for both tents and RVs. Potable water on site and...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is the most extensive collection of petroglyphs we have ever encountered! The one mile self-guided tour through the rock art is simply fascinating. There are no barriers between the visitors and the petroglyphs. At the summit is a vista where hikers can sit and...More

Thank Sherry P
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eduardo m
20 June 2017|
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Response from TexasPuma | Reviewed this property |
The lady at the visitor center said the rivers are underground now.
Tametrya T
23 May 2017|
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Response from NJHeimark | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes! When our children were little (under 5) we took them to Three Rivers Petroglyphs on a regular basis. There is plenty to look at for the under 4 feet tall ones. Bring water and a snack/lunch for the end of the... More
18 April 2016|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
It is only $5 a car. You pay on site or put your payment in a box at the trail entrance, if after 4pm.