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Well worth the stop. Amazing.

The site is amazing. To start, the park rangers were very knowledgeable and started our viewing on... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
KDG_TX
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Plano, Texas
Awesome!

If you love Native American rock art-this is the place. Easy access off the highway. And the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
seeker87
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Linville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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. Hardy at the front desk was supremely friendly and super knowledgeable. The hike itself isn't terribly long, but it is a climb, especially if you want to go just-off the immediate path to see even more of the petroglyphs. We could have stayed a week and still not seen/found them all. We were totally blown away by the experience. WHAT an awesome place.

IMPORTANT: It is cash only and they can't make change! Bring $5 (it's a bargain!)

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank SterlingChampion
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

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 parking and it’s free, but there is a $5 fee to do the hike, unless you have the National Park Senior Pass. Evidently there are more petroglyphs here than most places and the scenery/geology is spectacular. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re in to this sort of thing. I recommend hiking boots and only people capable of mastering the terrain should do the hike.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank PasssionateTraveler
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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. It is straight rock path with high steps in some areas. Yep there are scribbles on rocks but that is it. There are clean bathrooms and picnic tables and that area was nice. It is $5 per car to go into. No dogs at all! Was hard to find a shaded area to park for our dog.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank baxter932
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A bit of a drive from Ruidoso or other towns in the area, but worth it for the petroglyphs. There was a terrible wind/dust storm, followed by heavy rain and dangerous lightning the only day we had to visit - NOT the usual weather for the area. Our visit was limited to the first portion of the petroglyph trail and the sites across the road. We were only able to get to the first peak on the ridge before heading back due to the lightning. There is a large number of petroglyphs very soon after you cross the little foot bridge. Look closely - it's almost like an Easter egg hunt!

Although we walked the trail for the remains of the village, we did not get a chance to walk down to the river.

There is a wide variety of animal, symbol, and human representations. Some are faded and others are very clear. You'll find petroglyphs boldly on rock faces and tucked into little nooks.

This is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands site. The park ranger and on-site volunteer were pleasant and helpful. There is a nice color brochure for the park. The facility was clean and the restrooms were about what you expect for a park, but were very clean. There are a couple of picnic sites, a group site, and 2 RV sites. Fees are reasonable and posted on their website.

Bring sunscreen, snacks or a picnic, and water. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. It's a rugged natural area and there are bound to be critters around, especially in warmer weather, including the chance of snakes. Don't stick your hands into crevices or under rocks.

Take the time to soak in the area and imagine how people lived here in pre-historic times.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RvResponsibly
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in petroglyphs Three Rivers is definitely worth a visit. There are a large number of ‘glyphs scattered along a loop trail. The trail follows a rocky ridge that gives good views of the surrounding area.
The visitors centre has a limited amount of information.
Don’t forget to bring water.
The road you turn onto to get to the site is poorly marked. Turn at the Three Rivers trading post.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Petewashere
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