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City of Rocks State Park

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Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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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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A long-time favorite of the family

I grew up in the area, so it felt like old home times to visit the City of Rocks recently. When I was a little girl, we came here with my scout troop for events and had family... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I grew up in the area, so it felt like old home times to visit the City of Rocks recently. When I was a little girl, we came here with my scout troop for events and had family outings. My dad was a geologist so the history of the site (volcanic extrusions that were later eroded into fascinating shapes) was... More 

Thank TravelerWithPaints
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Rocks are interesting departure from the flat high desert terrain. It is 30 miles north of I-10, so if you aren't staying in the area, keep driving. Campground (elec/water) is small & tight, away from rocks. Best sites are dry, tucked into the rock formations. Hiking trails are wide open high desert You are better off just climbing around thru... More 

Thank almann2000
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We drove over to see the rocks. The lady in the visitor center was not helpful at all. She basically wanted to just mark you down as a visitor and move you along. Couldn't suggest a thing to see so we just took a trail map and walked the 3.25 mile path around the perimeter. It was ok and the... More 

1 Thank Allison C
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We'd heard about this state park so made a day trip to see it while in Las Cruces. It's really impressive. Though our camping days are in the past, the campsites were spacious and uniquely situated among the immense rocks. We hiked to the top of the nearby plateau, where the view was spectacular. Check it out!

Thank B-and-FMpls
Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

There are thousands of free standing rocks many 30 to 40 feet high. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Wandering around the rocks is like a "Huge" maize! No two rocks are the same. There are narrow walkways and cave like features. Many of the rocks are pitted or have concave areas that hold water.... More 

Thank Mindy and Roger A
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Interesting rock formations. Fun for kids to run around. Good stopping place while passing through. Campground had RV hook-up sites for $14/night and non hook-up sites for $10. Bathrooms were pits scattered about the non hook-up sites, and one nice one bathroom with showers at the entrance headquarters (a good distance away). Had a nice hike to the nearby bluff.

Thank peter & mary s
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

A wonderful state park north of Deming, it's a fairly large area of huge boulders, weathered and worn pretty smooth by millions of years of erosion from an original lava deposit. It's a wonderful place to climb on, around or over the rocks, and in between rock formations are dry camp sites, situated such that almost every site is virtually... More 

1 Thank Ronald D
Sheridan, Wyoming
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

The state park should be better identified as the state park. The camp sites are located amongst the rocks, it makes hiking a little awkward - you wander among the rocks with campers - an interesting place but a little disappointing at the resource impact

Thank Judy J
Deming, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a fun place to climb around and see some of NM landscape. Lots of places to climb and hike and just enjoy outdoor nature.

Thank DJ N
Perdido Key, Florida
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Park with huge rocks created by erosion of lava flow. Some are interestingly arranged and carefully balanced on top of others. The area has been made into a campground (dry camping) and it's a great setup: your camper is snuggled up against large rock formations. Nice!

1 Thank Steve A

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