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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Must See for Petroglyphs!

Drove up from Alamogordo, easy to find, nice parking area with picnic tables. Area is well marked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Palm Harbor, Florida
Pretty neat.

Easy detour from Alamogordo; the amount of petroglyphs at this site is really something. Easy hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Thousands of rock drawings left behind by ancient Native Americans can be found scattered throughout the site.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Reviewed yesterday

Drove up from Alamogordo, easy to find, nice parking area with picnic tables. Area is well marked. We went to the visitor center first. The volunteer in the office was so friendly and informative. Gave us quick background information about the site and a "scavenger...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy detour from Alamogordo; the amount of petroglyphs at this site is really something. Easy hike, distant views of the lava flows and of White Sands.

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to several petroglyph sites in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico this one of the best. There are thousands of petroglyphs to view up close. An extensive collection in a very accessible area. The hike is not difficult even with small children. Be...More

Thank TexasPuma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out here today to check out the petroglyphs. Not far from Alamogordo, about half an hour by car, easy to find, paved road all the way there. $5 fee per car. Camping is available for both tents and RVs. Potable water on site and...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is the most extensive collection of petroglyphs we have ever encountered! The one mile self-guided tour through the rock art is simply fascinating. There are no barriers between the visitors and the petroglyphs. At the summit is a vista where hikers can sit and...More

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Saw this on a map with my wife on a recent trip to New Mexico. We drove the long way around to get there! We drove up to a totally unassuming place and took a short hike. You will be totally overwhelmed by the sheer...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This is an incredible personal experience to be had. Anywhere you turn or move you will see or be next to a petroglyph and there are thousands here! While that in itself is an amazing experience, once you walk to the far end you will...More

Thank 409josephk
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

The half mile hike up through the petroglyphs to a shaded shelter made for a fabulous afternoon especially with a 4 year old who love spotting the petroglyphs from the pictures in the pamphlet we picked up at the visitor center. Despite the fact that...More

Thank 151conniel
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This archaeological site, located outside the town of Tularosa, is easy to miss. However, it is worth the effort. At first, the site appears as nothing more than a barren group of hills with a lot of rocks. There is not a lot of signage...More

Thank MontanaCraig
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Today we visited the petroglyph site and were blown away by the number of petroglyphs while enjoying the surrounding mountains. Be warned, you will need to wear sturdy footwear as you will walk around rocks and uneven pathways.

Thank tshadday
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eduardo m
Has river at tularosa?
June 20, 2017|
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Response from TexasPuma | Reviewed this property |
The lady at the visitor center said the rivers are underground now.
Tametrya T
Has anyone ever gone to this site with a toddler?
May 22, 2017|
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Response from NJHeimark | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes! When our children were little (under 5) we took them to Three Rivers Petroglyphs on a regular basis. There is plenty to look at for the under 4 feet tall ones. Bring water and a snack/lunch for the end of the... More
What is the cost for admittance to the Site? Where to purchase?
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
It is only $5 a car. You pay on site or put your payment in a box at the trail entrance, if after 4pm.