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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Address: Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
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Thousands of rock drawings left behind by ancient Native Americans can be...

Thousands of rock drawings left behind by ancient Native Americans can be found scattered throughout the site.

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One of the most peaceful places on Earth

A trip to New Mexico is not complete without a morning or afternoon at Three Rivers Petroglyphs. The hike is not strenuous and all ages can enjoy the beauty. The trail is not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to New Mexico is not complete without a morning or afternoon at Three Rivers Petroglyphs. The hike is not strenuous and all ages can enjoy the beauty. The trail is not going to work for strollers or wheelchairs, however. There is a fee of $5 per vehicle. There are covered picnic tables and indoor bathrooms near the entrance.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is one of the largest collections of Petroglyphs we have seen in the Southwest. Unlike Newspaper rock where all of the images are in one place, the petroglyphs here go along the top of a ridge and spread out a long distance. Many rocks only have a single image on it. To see some of the best petroglyphs, you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was very happy to be able to fit this stop into our trip. We had wonderful weather, and the views were spectacular. Very few snakes in late November apparently - we didn't see a single one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is definitely worth the time. There are over 20k petroglyphs and a wide variety. The site is $5 in an envelope with a tear-off stub for the dashboard. There wasn't much information at the site - a printout with marked highlights. We googled Jornada-Mogollan rock art to get more context. We also found the geology to be very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth stopping to visit. This is not so inconvenient. I short drive off the main highway and a brief hike wheel chair accessible with a telescope to see some other the petroglyphs. The drawings are very unique and a chance to see ones in a life time. Highly recommend it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This site is filled with petroglyphs- it's super cool to see! We started off trying to take photos and quickly got discouraged as there were so many! We only gave ourselves an hour but could have easily stayed for 2-3 in order to really experience the site!

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Lopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to petroglyph sites before, but Three Rivers is unique in that there are so many of them (more than 20,000!) and you can just hike among them and touch them. Imagine, someone carved them out more than 600 years ago! The $5 fee is nothing for the amazing history you can see and touch. The day we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is off the beaten path but worth the drive to see it. We couldn't believe how many petroglyphs we saw while hiking up the rocky trail to the top of the hill. They are everywhere and right by you! So cool! I suggest depending on the time of year that you go to do this before noon. We hiked... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was not on our original plan but one of our members suggested it. If you are anywhere near the area it should be on your list of what to see. I have seen a number of petroglyph sites and this is by far the most impressive as well as accessible. Trail is a bit rugged but if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Should you find yourself in the area near White Sands or Alamogordo, seize the opportunity to take the 35 minute drive to this great site. A gradual winding path takes you through a prodigious display of wonderful petroglyphs. You are provided a guide map of the most visible and prominent displays, but you really don't need it. They are readily... More 

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