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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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Millions of years right in front of our eyes.....

Driving in a plateau heading for the City of Rocks, you would never imagine what you will see as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy C
Vancouver, Washington
Rough on the knees

The hike around the City of Rocks is rough on my old arthritic knees but well worth it in the end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Del Valle, Tx, United States
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver city” (25 reviews)
327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving in a plateau heading for the City of Rocks, you would never imagine what you will see as you crest the hill and see your destination. The "rocks" were spawned over 34 million years ago when the Kneeling Nun eruption, estimated to be 1000...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike around the City of Rocks is rough on my old arthritic knees but well worth it in the end. Beauty in the arid Southwest.

Thank larrylG356TI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Mexico is known for geologic oddities and City of Rocks is no different. The volcanic rocks tower over the lush Chihuahuan desert floor. You can reserve campsites with hookups or take your chances on a first-come, first-served site. Some of the sites are within...More

Thank buffaloflats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our drive thru C of R. Reminds me of Garden of Gods in Colo. Springs. Rock formations are awesome and hiking is very good. Can you imagine seeing the writings of emigrants on Camp Rock from the 1800s. Very out of the way and...More

Thank DocBobTemple
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This small state park, with camping, was not what I anticipated when my husband suggested we visit. These formations are interesting, and the ranger at the front desk was very helpful. We toured the rock formations before going up to the top of the mountain...More

Thank CRue1986
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We enjoyed the information presented and the short video in the visitor center. Interesting that the rocks were formed by volcanic ash, especially since there is a hot springs nearby. There were quite a lot of RV campers there, so it made it challenging to...More

Thank trish87301
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Can't add too much to the previous reviews. But DO VISIT the visitor's center and ask to see the video. Called a "city" because of the spaces formed between the rocks are like lanes and/or streets.

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went here on my vacation last year and it was an absolute blast. It's a giant nature made play ground and it was a blast. Stayed the night on one of the sites but a storm had rolled in and the winds forced us to...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My kids could have played/explored on these rocks all day! It's like one giant maze full of fun little paths, but you'll easily find your way out. The rock formations are neat. Very peaceful, not crowded and you can explore at your own pace. We...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place is Incredible being a simple kid from central Texas all the rocks and crevices make for fun exploring as a person terrified of Snakes they do exist here but luckily did not encounter any visitors center is cool and educational T-Shirts are 10...More

Thank Brett G
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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.
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.
8 December 2016|
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Response from dsurra | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they're 'rustic.' You mght want to put tin foil on them to cook.