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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

The Three Rivers Petroglyph Site is located seventeen miles north of Tularosa, New Mexico, five miles off of U.S. Highway 54 on County Road B30 (paved). The petroglyphs are spread out over 50 acres of the Northern Chihuahua Desert and are protected by the Bureau of Land Management. More than 21,000 petroglyphs have been catalogued at the site and a short trail gives ready access to a huge selection of very interesting images. In addition to a wide variety of animals, insects, birds, fish and plants there are the usual abstract designs and some very unusual human figures. Even one that has ear rings! The petroglyphs were made by the Jornada Mogollon people between about 900 and 1400 A.D. If one is interested in rock art the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site should be at the very head of the short list of Must Visit Sites.

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

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