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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Address: Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
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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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Petroglyphs galore!

Had passed this place by on a previous outing but as they don't allow dogs on the main trail, and it was far too hot to leave them in the car, I opted for a cooler day. Fast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had passed this place by on a previous outing but as they don't allow dogs on the main trail, and it was far too hot to leave them in the car, I opted for a cooler day. Fast forward 6 months later and the timing was right. I found out that there is actually a side trail on which leashed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is exactly what it says.. I had a nice hike.Lots of little trails, very rocky . its a 5.00 park fee. Watch out for snakes and enjoy the little drawings.

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Thank Myra1234
Daniel, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We were expecting petroglyphs on a cave wall, but were pleasantly surprised at how different this petroglyph site is. Along the trail are large rock outcroppings and the petroglyphs pepper the rocks. Mammals, birds, reptiles, geometric designs, human faces and more. It was like a treasure hunt, everywhere you looked you discovered a new one. Well worth the trip is... More 

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Thank Nancy S
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The best petroglyphs I have every seen. On the short (around a mile) walk there are thousands!! Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank SanDiego333
St. Louis
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The nice hike includes 600 year old petroglyphs at your disposal, just laying on the ground around the trail. The trail map tells you where the major petroglyphs are but unfortunately doesn't tell you anything about them. Worth a visit all the same.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

It's an easy 30-40 minute drive north of Alamogordo and well worth a quick visit if you are traveling north anyway. There are petroglyphs everywhere and the more prominent ones are well marked near the walking trail. Especially fun for kids if they make a game out of finding the petroglyphs and trying to figure out what they mean.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

It's a little out of the way but well worth going there. There are thousands of petroglyphs, and you are encouraged to leave the trail. Please do that there is plenty to see. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours there.

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Thank andy h
El Paso, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here enjoying this park. It is clean and well kept. The petroglyphs are fascinating and the park staff was helpful. It's a good stop for anyone interested in history. There was a rattlesnake on the trail, which for us added to the excitement. Be aware of your surroundings while visiting this park.

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Thank selindo
Oklahoma
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Unexpected fun! Thought it would be a couple of cave drawings and it is not. This is a hill side of rocks covered in thousands of petroglyphs. The adults and well as the kids had fun finding and guessing what the petroglyphs are.Your inner history/alien/conspiracy geek will come out and show itself! Spent about 2 hours here. Would have been... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice stop on the way from Las Cruces to Albuquerque on the scenic route. One mile fairly easy hike with hundreds of petroglyphs. Good chance to stretch your legs. Not a destination spot but a good 1hour diversion.

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