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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
+1 575-525-4300
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Native American Petroglyphs

Fantastic Native American site managed by the BLM to preserve a 600 year span of Jornado Indian... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas, United States
via mobile
Ancient volcanoes and early civilizations

We arrived totally unprepared. Since we were in flip flops and hatless we opted to only go to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamela T
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Native American site managed by the BLM to preserve a 600 year span of Jornado Indian drawings carved into lava rock. There is a nice tourist center and Gary is a great docent who told us all about the area. The one mile trail...More

Thank jdana130
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived totally unprepared. Since we were in flip flops and hatless we opted to only go to the sites close to the parking lot. The beauty of the area after the rain was breathtaking. We will definitely go back with hiking boots to see...More

1  Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About an hour drive from Ruidoso and totally worth it. I went to Wrangell, Alaska to see Petroglyphs on the beach and enjoyed it, but this site is truly awesome. I love pictographs and especially Petroglyphs but I doubt that there is a site anywhere...More

2  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. Picture yourself in a valley in the centre of distant mountain ridges. Park your vehicle in over 100 degrees heath. I followed the hiking trail for five minutes and there was the greatest collection of rock art I had seen in years (and...More

1  Thank Bert V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blink and you'll miss the turn to this site but it was well worth the stop. There is a nice rest area, no fee for parking or entrance and just a short walk to the petroglyph site. It might be nice to do a little...More

Thank djwillis07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard about this site for years, and was finally able to be close enough on a trip to actually hunt it out and see it for myself. This is a wonderful site. The Welcome Center does not have much in the way of...More

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My family has been there at least 3 times. We went last year and then again this year. This year the park does not have someone on site and you can tell the difference. The petroglyphs are amazing and in one year... it has been...More

Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to see 1000 year old petroglyphs! Pretty easy hike through the rocks. Only downside was no dogs allowed on path. There is a dog walking area by where you park but too hot to leave pets if you want to hike. Took 3...More

Thank Kristie D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a timeless place to visit, walk among the rocks where the art is, visit the site where ancient Indians made their homes. Camp out for a few days, go into the mountains up the road and enjoy all kinds of sites of nature....More

Thank kayn688
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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
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Lesley P
29 July 2017|
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Response from Lekh-Lekha | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a signal. When I was there in February I had to make a call to resolve a problem with my hotel for that evening (yes you can live without a cell phone, but it's also nice to avoid sleeping in your car!). I was... More
eduardo m
21 June 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.
Tametrya T
23 May 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