Near Tularosa in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
The petroglyphs' purpose and meaning are not entirely clear. Some depict the animals and plants the people saw around them. Many almost certainly had religious meaning. The ridge may have been a good lookout point, a sacred site, a stop on a trade route, or a point on a territorial boundary.
The Petroglyphs have endured here for centuries. Please be careful with this fragile resource so they may be enjoyed for years to come.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Places.
Location. 33° 20.688′ N, 106° 0.544′ W. Marker is near Tularosa, New Mexico, in Otero Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tularosa NM 88352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Three Rivers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 15.2 miles away); Blazer’s Mill (approx. 16.1 miles away).
More about this marker. This is a 'use fee area' $2.00 per car.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.