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Petroglyphs

(Three Rivers NM) The BLM manages the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, containing over 21,000 rock art carvings, and a partially excavated prehistoric native village. It is believed to be from the Jornada Mogollón people from around 1,000 years ago, or there about. From the campground, a short flat trail into the desert takes you to […]

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White Sands

(White Sands NM) In the middle of the Tularosa Basin, about half way between Las Cruces and Alamogordo NM, lies 275 square miles of gypsum sand dunes. It’s the largest such dune field in the world and has been set aside as White Sands National Monument. The huge dunes are constantly growing and shifting, as […]

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Dog Canyon

(Alamogordo NM) Oliver Lee Memorial State Park sets at the mouth of Dog Canyon, about 24 miles south of Alamogordo. It has a wonderful view of the Tularosa Basin and the Sacramento Mountains. I spent a week there exploring. One of the trails ascends up the canyon to an overlook about 3,000 ft above the […]

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