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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Ancient Artists

A nice site that’s managed by the BLM and here’s an information center, restroom facility and two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
44dave56
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Placitas, New Mexico
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SO COOL

This place was so cool. Definitely off the beaten path, but not too far from White Sands and... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
SterlingChampion
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Houston, Texas
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Thousands of rock drawings left behind by ancient Native Americans can be found scattered throughout the site.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
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+1 575-525-4300
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"rest area"
in 7 reviews
"amazing petroglyphs"
in 6 reviews
"accessible area"
in 2 reviews
"marked trail"
in 5 reviews
"an easter egg hunt"
in 2 reviews
"indian petroglyphs"
in 2 reviews
"main trail"
in 6 reviews
"half mile hike"
in 3 reviews
"new mexico"
in 17 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 5 reviews
"lookout point"
in 2 reviews
"public lands"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful site"
in 2 reviews
"fairly easy hike"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 8 reviews
"watch your step"
in 2 reviews
"worth the short drive"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice site that’s managed by the BLM and here’s an information center, restroom facility and two hiking trails that unlike some other Petroglyphs sites, you are allowed, almost encouraged to find as many of the 21,000 Petroglyphs there. Just be aware that this area...More

1  Thank 44dave56
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

This place was so cool. Definitely off the beaten path, but not too far from White Sands and Alamogordo. The drive in was gorgeous and the parking/picnic tables/bathrooms were very well maintained. Hardy at the front desk was supremely friendly and super knowledgeable. The hike...More

3  Thank SterlingChampion
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

The actual site and visitor center is about five miles off the main highway. The slightly confusing sign makes it look like you’re going to the RV Park. But once you get there, there’s plenty of parking and it’s free, but there is a $5...More

2  Thank PasssionateTraveler
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We got there excited to see this phenomenon. Well, first off the young lady at the front desk was so rude that we almost left. Do not even consider this place if you have any mobility issues at all. It is straight rock path with...More

1  Thank baxter932
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A bit of a drive from Ruidoso or other towns in the area, but worth it for the petroglyphs. There was a terrible wind/dust storm, followed by heavy rain and dangerous lightning the only day we had to visit - NOT the usual weather for...More

1  Thank RvResponsibly
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in petroglyphs Three Rivers is definitely worth a visit. There are a large number of ‘glyphs scattered along a loop trail. The trail follows a rocky ridge that gives good views of the surrounding area. The visitors centre has a...More

2  Thank Petewashere
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

My husband really enjoyed viewing the petroglyphs. This is probably the greatest collection of prehistoric art and you get to explore the site completely on your own. There are sign posts to mark some of the better examples of art. The path to the rest...More

4  Thank Maelrarny
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way back home. Definitely need good hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. We hiked the full trail to the end and have a number of fantastic photos of the Tularosa basin and both mountain ranges (San Andres and Sacramento).

4  Thank GregoryRoberts
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Fun history lesson from the park ranger. Nice trails, easy to follow. So many glyphs. Sad to think no one knows how to translate them. Beautiful views from the most heavily glyphed areas. Great place to let the kids wander. Watch out for creepy crawlies!

3  Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We came in Feb 2017 to visit and now as if Oct 2017 we are Volunteers here at the site. Simply amazing day or night here.

1  Thank Hwhire22
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HReed-Goldstein
October 1, 2017|
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Response from TexasPuma | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much detail you wish to see. We spent almost all day there photographing.
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Lesley P
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
There is no stop signal at the intersection.
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eduardo m
June 20, 2017|
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Response from kayn688 | Reviewed this property |
One thing to be well aware of is rattle snakes, no matter the season or temp. Just stay calm and be aware they are known to be in area.
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