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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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A great place to view petroglyphs

If you have any interest in petroglyphs Three Rivers is definitely worth a visit. There are a large... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Super collection of petroglyphs

My husband really enjoyed viewing the petroglyphs. This is probably the greatest collection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylors, South Carolina
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any interest in petroglyphs Three Rivers is definitely worth a visit. There are a large number of ‘glyphs scattered along a loop trail. The trail follows a rocky ridge that gives good views of the surrounding area. The visitors centre has a...More

Thank Petewashere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband really enjoyed viewing the petroglyphs. This is probably the greatest collection of prehistoric art and you get to explore the site completely on your own. There are sign posts to mark some of the better examples of art. The path to the rest...More

1  Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way back home. Definitely need good hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. We hiked the full trail to the end and have a number of fantastic photos of the Tularosa basin and both mountain ranges (San Andres and Sacramento).

1  Thank GregoryRoberts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun history lesson from the park ranger. Nice trails, easy to follow. So many glyphs. Sad to think no one knows how to translate them. Beautiful views from the most heavily glyphed areas. Great place to let the kids wander. Watch out for creepy crawlies!

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We came in Feb 2017 to visit and now as if Oct 2017 we are Volunteers here at the site. Simply amazing day or night here.

Thank Hwhire22
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Over 22,000 petroglyph here. easy to find them and see them and easy to stand by them. Once you get to the top of the petroglyph hill you have an amazing 360 degree view of the area surrounding the petroglyph hill. It is beautiful and...More

1  Thank sue p
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to drive outside town a bit to see this place. Been to other sites in other parts of the country, but have never seen such a concentration of petroglyphs in such a condensed area.

1  Thank JFC63
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's fun for the whole family and the kids too. Very lovely mountains and clean air and just a beautiful experience walking on the trails and looking at all the drawings and carvings on the rocks native american history.

1  Thank IfSkyyBlue
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lots and lots of pictures carved on stone at least 600 years ago. Pics of owls, Rocky Mtn sheep, human hands and faces. And lots more. Wearing clothing suitable to the season, a hat and footwear for walking on rocks is a good idea. Spring,...More

1  Thank HornDozer
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome to connect with the past and take a hike to see these ancient pictures carved into the rocks. Great Place for the homeschooling family to connect with some things they learn in history and native americans.

1  Thank gammajo
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1 October 2017|
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Response from Hwhire22 | Reviewed this property |
The trail is 1/2 mile to 1 mile out and back, depending on where you want to turn around at. Over 21,000 Petroglyphs along that trail. Recommend comfortable hiking shoes and a water bottle. There are two water fountains... More
Lesley P
28 July 2017|
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Response from bcreff | Reviewed this property |
There is no stop signal at the intersection.
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20 June 2017|
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Response from kayn688 | Reviewed this property |
One thing to be well aware of is rattle snakes, no matter the season or temp. Just stay calm and be aware they are known to be in area.