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Sep 22, 2013 - Three Rivers NM – Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (BLM)

Drove 38 miles down the road to a different campground and voila!, the “no see um bugs” were gone. Boy, we were all three happy about that. We actually came here to see the petroglyphs. There are over 21,000 petroglyphs at Three Rivers, dating back to between about 900 and 1400 AD. They were created by Jornada Mogollon people who used stone tools to remove the dark patina on the exterior of the rock. There are all kinds of petroglyphs here - birds, humans, animals, fish, etc. We took the trail up the hill (too small to be called a mountain)...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Three Rivers Petroglyph

There are over 21,000 Petroglyphs at Three Rivers. All of these Petroglyphs were recorded by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's Rock Recording Field School. It was an extensive endeavor that took over 6 years. Here is just a few of the petroglyphs on site. This is a pretty neat place and if you come here make sure you have good hiking boots with you. This area is about 5000 feet so take your time. The following information sites are considered safe. For additional info Please click HERE and Click HERE and Click HERE and Click...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Santo Nino De Aturba Church at Three Rivers

About 4 miles down from the Three Rivers Petroglyph sites is the Santo Nino De Atorba Chapel. It is very small chapel, nicely decorated on the inside and like many chapels is located next to a cemetery. At the top of the hill, quite a ways up, are 2 white crosses. There is a sign nearby that says the road to the "12 Stations of the Cross". We did not see them, but there is a story that says the white crosses are on the top of the mountains to guide the members to the church. I don't know which is true, so you have to do your own research...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Three Rivers Trading Post

After viewing the chapel we stopped at the Three Rivers Trading Post for Ice Cream. Pam, the owner, who is from Montana, gave us a big big welcome. Her and Pam always talk when they get together. I took some pictures of her store, so if your in the area stop by and see the items for yourself. Here is two links on the Three Rivers Trading Post. Please Click HERE and click HERE for their about page. Interesting Thanks for riding along and have a great week Rick & Bandit

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May 13, 2010 - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Trip in my motorhome to Las Cruces, NM May 3 for a week. We had a great time! Saw lots of the area & tried out lots of different wineries which were in fact pretty good. Jake had fun in the Hacienda RV park. They have a dog run that is enclosed so he could run free. Well, Jake doesn't run but he had fun. Mostly great weather, a few times when it was windy but otherwise pretty nice.

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May 12, 2009 - More Petroglyphs - 21,000 more!

Three Rivers Petroglyph National Monument is located just north of White Sands and Alamogordo. It is a small hill out in the middle of a high plains desert covered with an outcropping of black rocks. Native Americans from the centuries of about 800 through 1400 CE have placed over 21,000 drawings on the rocks. Some of there are quite sophisticated and impressive. I have attached several pictures that Anchi took. I have arranged them in catagories. You will note that there are many representations of each figure, symbol or pattern. I have...

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Feb 13, 2009 - Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

37 degrees with clear skies greeted us this morning. We went out to the refuge to watch the morning flights of sandhill cranes and snow geese. Made the usual trip around the loop drives and saw two common snipe and a kestrel. We finished off the morning packing the camper and heading out to Roswell, NM. We decided to take a side trip to the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. With over 21,000 rock carvings it is one of the largest concentrations in the Southwest. It is also nice because you have direct access to the site and can walk among the...

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