Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Trail is a 1.4 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

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

walking
4 months ago

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Fun trail! Not stroller friendly at all!

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

walking
7 months ago

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!

9 months ago

Great place for quiet solstice.

10 months ago

nice afternoon

hiking
10 months ago

Very interesting hike, so many petroglyphs.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2012

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

hiking
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.