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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Address: Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
Phone Number: 5755254300
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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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For a short uphill hike, you can view petroglyphs, lots of petroglyphs...and watch the military aircraft taking off at the nearby airfield. The hike is moderate...walking sticks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a short uphill hike, you can view petroglyphs, lots of petroglyphs...and watch the military aircraft taking off at the nearby airfield. The hike is moderate...walking sticks are available for loan at the entrance. There is a trail up the ridge, but the petroglyphs are everywhere.. even in the mountains immediately behind the ridge. Again...not too strenuous to hike. If... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, grandson and myself were in Roswell, NM on a 4 day visit. I had looked up places to visit and found the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. It was a 2 1/2 hour drive from Roswell but we felt it would have been a shame to be so close and not go see them. As I was driving there... More 

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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have visited Three Rivers several times and never get tired of the petroglyphs as well as the beautiful scenery. The trail is easy enough as long as there are no mobility issues. They are building a new visitor center that should really be an added bonus!

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Worth the 30 minute drive from Alamogordo. Most of the petroglyphs are atop a hill, requiring a 15 minute, fairly steep hike over rocky terrain. Watch the kids- Our group surprised two rattlers on the way back down the hill. If you don't want to make the uphill climb - there are several petroglyphs that can be seen very close... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

No crowds. Fairly easy hiking and petroglyph after petroglyph with awe inspiring sunset and sunrise vistas. A little bit off the beaten path, but if you are in this area highly! recommend making the stop over. If you are into vistas, hiking and petroglyphs allow yourself plenty of time. Could be done in as little as 1 hour, or as... More 

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Colonial Heights, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Excellent location for looking at petroglyphs. There are more than 20,000 glyphs recorded and you can wander all over the site, but I recommend you stick to the trail. The interpretive map highlights the best drawings.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If petroglyphs hold no interest for you, drive on. But if you are fascinated by rock art, this is not to be missed. The main body of petroglyphs is along a ridge reached by a a rocky trail. I think the most challenging part was trying to keep my eyes open for rocks and other toe-stubbers, AND for the rattlesnakes... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I've visited this out of the way place twice, based on a recommendation from the great Photographing the Southwest series of books by Laurent Martres (highly recommended for details on obscure sites). As others have said, though a small portion is accessible to all, most requires sturdy shoes. I've encountered high winds on both of my visits in the Spring.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hike. Make sure you wear hiking boots or tennis shoes because trails are rough. Really enjoyed seeing all the ancient drawings. Do not recommend for Summer unless you bring plenty of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. Running water in modern bathrooms. Nice trails, well-marked, numbered sites on map. $5.00 a car is a great value. Hilly trails. Wonderful view, all the way to White Sands!

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