Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Trail

EASY 35 reviews

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tularosa, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles
147 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



no dogs

2 months ago

We had so much fun looking for the petroglyphs! You don't have to look too hard. It's a mile up a hill. The trail is rocky, but we were going slow anyway looking at them. The trailhead offers generous parking. Flush toilets. There's a $5 charge to be paid at the office. National Park passes accepted.

2 months ago

pretty neat, nothing strenuous just cool

4 months ago

Great casual hike. Thousands of petroglyphs and a couple excavated huts to see. Only $5 for day parking. Lots of wildlife - lizards, snakes, and. even spotted a roadrunner!

7 months ago

Very easy trail. Easy to walk and enjoy the hundreds of petroglyphs. Nice views of the Sacramento mountains.

8 months ago

Magical place - love love love! I could get lost in the rocks here for hours.

10 months ago

Easy hike. My toddler loved climbing around all the rocks and watching the lizards scamper about. We got to see a snake, too. That was pretty neat for my little. We could have spent all afternoon there. We will definitely be back.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thunder and lightning when I was there but still enjoyed the easy walk

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fun trail, fairly easy. Hundreds of petroglyphs. Beautiful view of snow covered mountains in early March. Make sure you close the gate....

Monday, February 27, 2017

Fun trail! Not stroller friendly at all!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fun little hike that winds among the rocks above the campground and visitor center. There is also a trail across the road leading to some ancient remains of Indian pit dwellings.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trail was easy but the petroglyphs were amazing. While they were not intricately carved, they were fascinating nevertheless. Vistas of the Tularosa Basin and surrounding mountains were fantastic. Well worth the visit!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great place for quiet solstice.

Monday, November 14, 2016

nice afternoon

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very interesting hike, so many petroglyphs.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Short easy trail with lots of petroglyphs. Not much shade but it's in the desert. I liked this better than Petroglyph National Monument except that dogs aren't allowed on the trail.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Nice trail with lots of petroglyphs. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but it's a nice stop on the way to/from white sands if your coming from Albuquerque since it's right off the main road. I like petroglyphs national monument in ABQ a little more than this site, but it's still cool.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Well maintained, clean trail. Easy to moderate ascent with LOTS to look at! Give yourself plenty of time to take it in, 2-3 hours. Good for kids, but will have to leave your pups at the main parking area. Staff was friendly and informative.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

This was a great experience. The terrain was very rocky with a slight incline and breathtaking views. The petroglyph's were scattered about and plentiful. Hiking boots are a must and dont forget the water. There is no cover so the hot New Mexico sun will take its toll.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Get off the trail, do some exploring and you will be pleasantly surprised, especially that small hill to the west.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

neat little trail with views all around. Kids should love looking for all the petroglyphs. I would do this trail before it gets hot since there is almost no shade.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Easy hike through some interesting petroglyphs. Small picnic area and bathrooms available. There is also a picnic area at the top of the loop.

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