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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, NM

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

The Three Rivers Petroglyphs are outstanding examples of prehistoric Jornada Mogollon rock art. The basaltic ridge rising above the Three Rivers Valley contains over 21,000 petroglyphs, including masks, sunbursts, wildlife, handprints, and geometric designs. The number and concentration of petroglyphs make this one of the largest and most interesting rock art sites in the Southwest. A rugged 0.5-mile trail begins at the visitor shelter and links many of the most interesting petroglyphs. Another short trail begins on the east side of the picnic area and leads to a partially excavated prehistoric village.

Recreational Activities:

  • CAMPING
  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • PICNICKING

Address:

Las Cruces Field Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces,NM,88005
Phone: (575) 525-4300
Email: ogomez@blm.gov

Directions:

30 miles south of Carrizozo via US 54

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