Three Rocks Hike

(Tres Piedras NM)
These rock formations provide a name for the town. Rising above the tree-line, they make quite an impression. They’re a popular challenge for hikers that come from far away to make the ascent.

Three Rocks Rises above the Trees

After several visits to this area, I finally decided to make the attempt. I had heard it was pretty steep, and with slick-rock that was treacherous when wet; and it was monsoon season.

Looking Up from the Base
Slope Leading Upward
One of the Three Rocks

About a third of the way around the formation, there was a slope that led up into the rocks. It was not as difficult as I had heard. A little rock crawling, and a few dead-end paths later, I made it most of the way up.

Looking Down the Trail
Another Part of the Formations
View to East Near the Top

Although I didn’t make it to the very top, I got pretty close. The last part would have been risking a fall. The view from up there was nice. So, it turned out to be a decent hike.

Camp: Tres Piedras Rocks boondock
Scene: Rocks, trees, trail

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2 Responses to Three Rocks Hike

  1. michelle September 9, 2021 at 7:18 am #

    That was a beautiful area to hike. Thank you for sharing

    • Pleinguy September 12, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

      You’re welcome! Hope your hiking is as good.

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