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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
685-536-2800
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Wonderful State Park

This state park has monolithic rock formations that were created during volcanic activity. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jay H
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Birchwood, United States
Oddest place to camp

We reserved our spot 5 months ahead to ensure the perfect place. Dark night skies are great. Hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CavemanHHH
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Placitas, New Mexico
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver city” (26 reviews)
“visitor center” (20 reviews)
“picnic tables” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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685-536-2800
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"amazing rock formations"
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"new mexico"
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"day trip"
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"hiking trails"
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"electric sites"
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"hide and seek"
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"huge boulders"
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"faywood hot springs"
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"great camping"
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"worth the trip"
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"vault toilets"
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"dry camp"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This state park has monolithic rock formations that were created during volcanic activity. It is awe inspiring to look at them, and you can even camp among them.

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved our spot 5 months ahead to ensure the perfect place. Dark night skies are great. Hiking Table mountain behind the park was fun. Mountain bike around the park. Good place for a couple nights. Was very busy Easter weekend, but still fun. Kids...More

Thank CavemanHHH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on our drive from Silver City to Alamogordo. This is definitely a hidden gem! Beautiful rock formations that are hard to explain. Only rocks in the area and they look like they are balancing on each other in parts. We had a picnic there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were next door at Faywood Hot Springs, so dropped by City of Rocks to possibly camp. After driving around the place for an hour we decided not to. First, yes, this large rock outcropping surrounded by Chihuahuan Desert is, in and of itself, fantastic...More

3  Thank Lynn J
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The 40-minute drive from Deming, NM was picturesque and pretty. Then the park was amazing and the visitor center highly informative about the geology and history of the place. The hands-on displays were my favorite feature. This is indeed a small park--many were camping around...More

1  Thank ECP-Writes
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Great hiking, camping and ability to view the stars. Fun stop if you are in the area. Very peaceful and pleasant attraction.

Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Limited but interesting tent and RV camping spots ($10/nite). $5 per person day use fee. We drove through on our way to Silver City but if you have time, pack a lunch and spend a few hours hiking or biking the trails or at the...More

1  Thank Silvia M
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Looking like a metastasized Stonehenge, this eroded remnant of an ancient super-volcano would seem to offer an ideal setting for leisurely family outings--as long as the daytime temperature wasn't too hot. The rock formations, their labyrinthine arrangement and the general ambiance of the place seemed...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you want to see what nature over time can do, visit this "city". Just amazed at the size of these formations and the fact you can climb over all of them. And there are places to picnic also. Great for the family.

Thank Vincent L
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped to see the city of rocks. Cool. You can walk hike around and thru Rocks. There are many primitive sites all along border of rocks and maybe 15 sites with electric. Very up to date visitor center and restrooms. Thanks

1  Thank bgdiver1963
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David M
8 October 2017|
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Response from mamaoftwoboys | Reviewed this property |
we did not see any. sorry. but give them a call to make sure.
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Teresa R
29 July 2017|
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Response from Betty F | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours would be plenty. That being said, we felt as though we would like to camp there at a future date as it is so unique.
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aanakaliaa
12 January 2017|
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Response from Koala S | Reviewed this property |
As long as they are leashed and you clean up their messes.
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