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City of Rocks State Park

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Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
Phone Number:
685-536-2800
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is...

One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.

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Loved city of Rocks! Would love to return to see it at sunset. Great fun to explore the Rocks! It was a beautiful scene and I enjoyed the park and the guest center. Restrooms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tara W
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved city of Rocks! Would love to return to see it at sunset. Great fun to explore the Rocks! It was a beautiful scene and I enjoyed the park and the guest center. Restrooms were clean and staff were helpful. You can drive to each location.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight we are camping under the crystal clear sky ... with Orion hanging above our trailer ... amongst HUGE rocks towering over our campsite. There are no words to describe how amazing this place is. This is certainly a great site for a day of family camping and climbing, but also a wonderful camping adventure.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing rock formations in the middle of the NM desert. the park has lots of areas for camping and picnicking I really enjoyed this state park and plan on returning in the summer to camp.

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Thank adoyle2015
Deming, Washington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Beautiful scenic area, great for picnics and hiking around the area!! Wonderful view of the night sky and shining stars! Good for camping as well and family reunions, or any other event.

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Thank meaganluna
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Loved playing on the rocks at the park. Found a great picnic spot. The lady at the desk didn't know anything about the jr ranger program other than she had a book cover? Would liked to have spoke with a ranger about the program so our kids could have done it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had so much fun on my first trip, I had to come back. Brought a couple of friends to do some bouldering for two days in November. Camped for three nights, survived a hail storm, and climbed as much as we could. Definitely returning for more.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

New Mexico has wonderful state parks (buy an annual pass!) and City of Rocks is no exception. When it is cold in Silver City it is worth the drive and usually warmer here - no excuse to stay indoors! In addition to remarkable scenery, the park is beautifully maintained. Camping available but we are day hikers. Two notes of caution:... More 

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Midland, Texas
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193 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped here while we were spending a few days in Deming. It looked like a neat place for night photography if you camped in the park. We were just here for lunch and spent a few minutes looking around. A neat park but not sure it would be worth the drive from I-10 just to "see" it. I would... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped at the visitors' center to orient ourselves and get a map. Camping and hiking popular activity there. Camping with both primitive and electric sites. Primitive camping in the coolest part of the park. Some sites had trees. Almost all had tent platforms. Park is growing in area to better protect the geological formations.

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Thank Rachael X
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lots of really interesting things to look at, the rocks themselves are amazing, the camping area, the visitors center, and the solar outline, are really cool. We always have fun when we go.

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