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Address: Country Road B-30, 17 Miles North of Tularosa, NM 88352
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Description: 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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Stunning petroglyphs easy to view

My companion was using a cane due to a hip issue and we were concerned if he would be able to walk the trail to see the petroglyphs. The first part of the trail is easily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hudson Oaks, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My companion was using a cane due to a hip issue and we were concerned if he would be able to walk the trail to see the petroglyphs. The first part of the trail is easily accessible for someone in this situation. As the trail progresses there are more stairs and climbing. My companion was able to view enough of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I am amazed at the great numbers of petroglyphs this place had to see. A well maintained trail with number markers takes visitors right up to very interesting rock art. But much more can be seen along the trail itself. The parking area has a large and clean set of bathrooms so you can start your hike in the right... More 

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the drive if you have an interest in petroglyphs. It boasts one of the densest collection of Mogollon petroglyphs I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a number of sites. Even better, they are very accessible, only a short hike from the parking area. A loop trail winds through a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a lot of fun. As out of shape as I am, I managed the slowly ascending gravelly dirt pathway just fine. (Wear sturdy shoes!) We were rewarded with amazing views of the land around us and the experience of being 'personal' with the petroglyphs. Since we went during the winter, there were only a few others there &... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very interesting site with lots of petroglyphs, as well as a great hike. Nice picnic area and clean restrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife read about this place so we decided to check it out. There were a large number of Petroglyphs I'm not sure if all of them were made from the Native Americans But I'm sure some of them were. There were some nice views also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Too bad it is in the middle of nowhere, because it is a trek. But having made the cimmitment, we were pleased. The art is varied, lots of animals, birds, faces, and geometric patterns on the volcanic rock. It's a little like an Easter egg hunt, because no matter where you roam, you will find several pictures on a rock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are 21,000 petroglyphs here, and the Host in the office will give you a map of where to find 11 different varieties along a half mile path. You can also walk about to find others... off the path, across hills, etc. If you go when the weather's warm, make sure you watch out for snakes. This is snake territory.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Where else can you find over 20000 petroglyphs in a concentrated area? Three Rivers Petroglyphs near Tularosa in southern New Mexico is the place. There are so many petroglyphs here that it is hard to stay looking at one as more quickly catch your eye in your peripheral vision.Add to this an amazing desert landscape with views over 50 miles... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The petroglyphs are not to be missed. They are located out in the middle of no where, but if you love historical culture don't miss out. Make sure to carry water since it is very hot and dry in the summer. The hike involves a little bit of climbing, but my 85 year old spry mother walked around just fine.... More 

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Address: Country Road B-30, 17 Miles North of Tularosa, NM 88352
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)

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