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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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Address: Country Road B-30, Tularosa, NM 88352
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5755254300
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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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Family fun!

This is a great place to take a family for a hike! My boys (8 and 12) enjoyed finding all of the different petroglyphs. It it worth hiking past the marked areas in the brochure to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Roanoke
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Roanoke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take a family for a hike! My boys (8 and 12) enjoyed finding all of the different petroglyphs. It it worth hiking past the marked areas in the brochure to the top of the hill. Gorgeous view!

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! I took my children 9, 6, and 3 on the 1 mile round trip hike to the "viewing area." Entrance fee was an amazing $5 total for all 4 of us. Children were free. It was a fairly easy hike with elevation changes and stone steps throughout. I ended carrying my 3 year old for about... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonder rock drawings by native Americans many centuries old. Some unusual ones of things other than animals. Not far from Roswell and some speculation there! Great little hike and can go much farther for some additional finds if you want off the beaten path. Take some water!

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three Rivers is a very nice park with some interesting petroglyphs. It is a bit out of the way (2.5 hrs from Albq) but a nice place to visit. Takes about an hour to walk the trail and see the etchings. The trail isn't hard but elderly or people with mobility issues would have some trouble on it. Overall, a... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to quite a few petroglyph sites in New Mexico over the years. The path here was easy to find, not that strenuous, and great scenic views. The path is rather rocky so you should be prepared with good shoes and plenty of water. The petroglyphs were well marked in the guide. Well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your idea of a national park/monument is something like Yellowstone, where people sit in stadium seating crowds to watch Old Faithful erupt, or Grand Canyon where people push each other at the lookout point railings, it's refreshing to go to these sites in New Mexico, where half the time there isn't even a ranger present and they just have... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have visited the site a few times to take friends to visit. It is a wonderful place that seems so calming. It is a great place to visit...

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's an interesting sensation to stand amongst the carvings of people from another era. The hike is short but the reward is excellent. Worth the detour. Be sure to take the road all the way out, park in the campground, and hike past the wilderness boundary a little ways. You'll be glad you did. There's also an old church out... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

A trip to New Mexico is not complete without a morning or afternoon at Three Rivers Petroglyphs. The hike is not strenuous and all ages can enjoy the beauty. The trail is not going to work for strollers or wheelchairs, however. There is a fee of $5 per vehicle. There are covered picnic tables and indoor bathrooms near the entrance.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is one of the largest collections of Petroglyphs we have seen in the Southwest. Unlike Newspaper rock where all of the images are in one place, the petroglyphs here go along the top of a ridge and spread out a long distance. Many rocks only have a single image on it. To see some of the best petroglyphs, you... More 

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