Three Rivers, New Mexico: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Over 21,400 petroglyphs spread out along a two-mile trail. They're small, but there's a lot of them.

Address:
455 Co Rd B030, Three Rivers, NM
Directions:
From Tularosa drive north 18 miles on US-54. At the Petroglyph sign turn east and drive 4.5 miles to the parking lot.
Hours:
April-Oct daily 8-7, Nov-Mar daily 8-5. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
575-525-4300
Admission:
$5 per vehicle
RA Rates:
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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

We thought this would be a quick out-and-back hike to a single petroglyph. Boy, were we wrong. There are over 21,400 petroglyphs, and they're everywhere! They date back to between about 900 to 1400 AD, and are spread out along a two-mile trail. Be careful not to step on the flat ones!

[John Grabarczyk, 11/30/2020]

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