Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Trail

EASY 24 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
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

no dogs

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

6 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Fun trail! Not stroller friendly at all!

9 months ago

hiking
9 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
10 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!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great place for quiet solstice.

Monday, November 14, 2016

nice afternoon

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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.