Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Tularosa

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  • This place was so cool. Definitely off the beaten path, but not too far from White Sands and Alamogordo. The drive in was gorgeous and the parking/picnic tables/bathrooms were very well maintained. Ha...  more »
  • The actual site and visitor center is about five miles off the main highway. The slightly confusing sign makes it look like you’re going to the RV Park. But once you get there, there’s plenty of parki...  more »
  • We got there excited to see this phenomenon. Well, first off the young lady at the front desk was so rude that we almost left. Do not even consider this place if you have any mobility issues at all. I...  more »
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  • Nice place to stop and walk if you are in the area. Steep and Rocky trail takes you along a mountain ridge right through the petroglyphs. You have a good view of nearby mountains and you can see White sands from there. There is a shorter trail that takes you through some ruins but really not much to there to see. Turn off is very easy to miss.
  • Very cool! Make sure you have good shoes for walking, hiking shoes are not a must but I would recommend them as some of the terrain is pretty rocky.
  • Bring five bucks to support the site, exact amount as they cannot give change. Great hike up and along the ridge, about 2 hours to get to the last and highest peak. Lots of petroglyphs and recent defacement all along the rocky spine of the ridge. Well worth the hassle just for the views alone much less the ancient art.
  • A very large and impressive set of petroglyphs. It's pretty neat to see how some things about art have changed but other things like motivation and subject (family, religion, food, etc) really haven't changed and are very relatable. If you're passing nearby, it's worth the quick 5-10m hike from the parking lot to see what is on site. My own complaint is that others have come through and added their own art. It's not really the fault of the site, just regrettable.
  • Such an amazing piece of history. Definitely worth spending the day exploring. You can take tons of photos and get very close to the petroglyphs but remember DON'T TOUCH THEM. We need to be sure these gems stay for generations to come. The ranger there is very helpful and knowledgeable.
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