(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.
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.
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.
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