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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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See a large number of Petroglyphs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We really enjoy taking our friends to the petroglyphs each time we are in New Mexico. It is really cool and amazing to see how many there are. There is nothing close for food so you need to take your own in. There is a covered bench at the top but other than that - everything is picnic tables at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There are certainly sites around the world that have older rock art, but what makes this site amazing is the sheer number of pictures. It's an easy place to find. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and your camera. The number of pictures in a relatively small area is astounding. Take your time and look around. The map provided could certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We come to Ruidoso, New Mexico to work on our cabin several times a year. When that happens, I just have to make a side trip to Three Rivers Petroglyphs. We always stop briefly at Malpaise to walk over large hunks of lava at the side of the road before we come here.to tour the site. We can't rely on... More 

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