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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Address: Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
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+1 575-525-4300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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21,000 Petroglyphs at Three Rivers!

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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West Linn, Oregon
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West Linn, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 take in the view before returning on a loop trail. Be sure to wear a... More 

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Northridge, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 numbers of petroglyphs and the variety of them. Be sure to visit the village site... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 also be standing at a high point that will give you an awe inspiring view... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 it was a very warm day, the very brisk wind kept us somewhat cooled off.

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Big Sky, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and it took us a few minutes to get excited or see anything. Then, a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site holds more awesome energy than many that I've visited. The ancient drawings are phenomenally revealing as to the ancient mindset, and we can see that WE ARE STILL THE SAME! I plan to go again, and I'm taking someone to share this experience with me. Everyone should visit this place.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome for anyone who is interested in viewing ancient petroglyphs that were done by a civilization of people who no longer exist. Spent the morning there walking hiking and doing photos of the magnificent site. Well worth the visit and highly recommend this to people who have an interest in this kind of thing

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The lady in the office is supper sweet! She made sure we had maps for all the local trails and public lands in NM. The hike to the petroglyphs is only about 2.5 miles round trip. The path is rocky and dose have an incline but nothing tuff. The petroglyphs are everywhere!!! And they have covered picnic areas with grills... More 

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Willow Park, Texas
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

So awesome and so full of photo ops. It is amazing that you can wander off the trail and go whatever you want. It's a bit of a hike on the trail and if you get off the trail you have to scramble around like a mountain goat ... but such a cool spot! And over 20,000 petroglyphs there for... More 

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