Banner image by Dusty Matthews, via Wikimedia Commons
The Three Rivers Petroglyphs are outstanding examples of ancient Jornada Mogollon rock art dating from about A.D. 900 to 1400. More than 21,000 glyphs of birds, humans, animals, fish, insects, and plants, as well as numerous geometric and abstract designs, occur across this protected 50 acres of New Mexico’s northern Chihuahuan Desert. A rugged 0.5-mile trail begins at the visitor shelter and links many of the most interesting petroglyphs. Another short trail begins on the east side of the picnic area and leads to a partially excavated village.