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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
685-536-2800
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What a hike around.

We love to explore and this is a great place to use your imagination. We saw a roadrunner, quail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jayne M
,
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Keep on the road. You'll see it at the last minute!!!

Hidden away in a semi-flat, rolling hilled high desert, City of Rocks reveals itself only after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Don M
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Avondale, Arizona
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • 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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"silver city"
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"visitor center"
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"picnic tables"
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"amazing rock formations"
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"new mexico"
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"day trip"
in 14 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"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"
in 8 reviews
"vault toilets"
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"dry camp"
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"million years"
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"dark skies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to explore and this is a great place to use your imagination. We saw a roadrunner, quail with babies. It is very clean and highly recommend you to visit.

Thank Jayne M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden away in a semi-flat, rolling hilled high desert, City of Rocks reveals itself only after cresting a small rise less than a mile from the park entrance. A fascinating jumble of Volcanic Tuff Rocks dropped on a small rise in a flat landscape bordered...More

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are rock formations pretty much in the middle of nowhere! Just an unusual sight to see.The rocks are geological formations that were formed 34.9 million years ago! There are spots for RV camping, you can hike, go mountain biking. A good weekend stay or...More

1  Thank M9262MWdianeb
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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

Thank JoyousWITravel
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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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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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