3 Rivers Petroglyphs Trail

(Three Rivers NM)
I made another stop at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site which contains thousands of rock petroglyphs, and a few remains of a prehistoric village. They were created by the Jornada Mogollón people, and most likely, some early Apaches.

3 Rivers Petroglyphs Trail

The trail was an easy one mile loop on a hillside adjacent to the campground. Looking out from the trail one can see the Tularosa Basin, mesas and the distant mountains.

Trail with Distant Mountains
Easy Trail

In a previous post about this location, I mostly described the rock art and its history. But, at this time, I was more interested in the trail and the views looking outward.

Looking Off in Another Direction
Large Rocks with Drawings

Along the way, I met an older Apache woman that shared her experience of many visits to the site. Hiking early in the day, and a slight breeze, made for pleasant temperatures and an enjoyable walk.

Camp: BLM-Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Scene: Petroglyphs, trail

Also see: Petroglyphs

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4 Responses to 3 Rivers Petroglyphs Trail

  1. Barney Ward July 3, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

    Thank you for the report. It looks like a trail my old decrepit joints might handle. It has been about ten years since I visited that area.

    • Pleinguy July 4, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      I’m sure you could do that trail. It’s pretty interesting with the rock art and views.

  2. Bradford D Harris July 14, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

    That trail looks like fun to explore. Like Barney, I think I could traverse the terrain as well. Not sure about the heat though. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the photos. Cool stuff!

    • Pleinguy July 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

      These desert trails are best done in the Spring or Fall, or early in the morning.

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