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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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Greater DC Metro Area
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The location is remote, and it is not well known but it is one of the best sites we have visited for petroglyphs. The hike is not very difficult or long, and the petroglyphs are easily seen and accessible. I recommend going out of the way for this place

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Such a great place to visit, inexpensive fee, decent trail, beautiful scenery and amazing rock art. So many petroglyphs to see and you are able to get up close and personal with them. The family had a great time walking the trail and looking for petroglyphs. It's a bit off the beaten path but if you are in the area... More 

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

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