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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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The assembly of the petroglyphs is spell binding. The randomness of the placement and the fields of stones make it quite an adventure. Just when you think you seen them all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The assembly of the petroglyphs is spell binding. The randomness of the placement and the fields of stones make it quite an adventure. Just when you think you seen them all, more appear as the light or viewing angle changes. This had to be a very special place to the early peoples!

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Might be the most interesting petroglyphs I've seen--vivid even in the glaring sun and so many all together. The trail might be a challenge for some but we really enjoyed this spot and would recommend it to anyone who can make it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the petroglyphs. Once you get to it, there are stairs and lots of climbing. It was a cooler day, only 78 degrees but no cloud cover. Take plenty of water with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Find this by going north on Hwy 54 from Tularosa, NM. Follow the signs to Three Rivers Petroglyphs. Not much left of the Three Rivers, but the petroglyphs are still on the rocks. The park is a walking trail exhibit of the petroglyphs in the wild, a relatively accessible paved trail exists in some parts. To see the petroglyphs up... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Interesting site and views. We did not arrive until afternoon and was so hot we could not really appreciate it. The trail is a little rough, so hiking sticks could be helpful, and better to visit during cool times.

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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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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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