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City of Rocks State Park

Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
Phone Number: 685-536-2800
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Deming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

To be honest this could merely be childhood nastolgia, which actually brings me to my next point. Kids love this place! I remember when my little cousins visited, they were unimpressed with everything including Carlsbad and White Sand, but this place they loved. It's definitely worth checking out. Also, the sky there is very clear, and on certain nights the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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304 reviews 304 reviews
75 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a day visitor, you can walk all over the park and have a picnic. But at night the site is in a dark sky area, so watching the sky would be spectacular. They have a visitors center and a small, newish botanical garden. The rocks that form the spectacular landscape are interesting volcanic ash that sparkle because they contain... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Perhaps one of the most interesting places we have been. This park would easily serve as the absolute best place to play Capture the Flag, Hide and Seek or Fox and Geese. This small, relatively isolated, New Mexico State Park is astonishing, interesting and just plain fun. The campsites and picnic areas are on the outer fringes of the rocks.... More

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Capitola, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The night sky here is darker than just about anywhere else in the country and you can see the stars from horizon to horizon. It is great. The boulders here are in piles and mounds as if some giant used them for building blocks. There is an RV section with electricity (about 20 sites) and a bunch of primitive sites... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Really unique state park, kind of in the middle of nowhere you come upon giant boulders protruding from the ground. Nice picnic areas with few trees but normally lot of shade from massive rocks. Test your climbing skills, enjoy lunch and a hike around the park, well worth the time.

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Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like quiet, hiking, rocks this is the cutest little gettaway!!! My husband and I went this year and it was just beautiful. Not real big of a place but just enough to hike some areas and watch the sunset. Great little play area for kids. Plenty of places to climb and explore. Will definitely stay here again. Clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place for stars and music. We miss highway, and his music. Absolute great staff, and rangers.also great volunteers.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worth the $5/car entrance. Great photo opportunities, and we were the only ones there in the middle of a Monday afternoon.

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tucson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Worth the drive from silver city. It has interesting geology. The visitor center was closed. There is a large full hookup campground plus tent camping nestled in the rock formations. Great area for stargazing and there is a nearby hot spring.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unique wonderful place, only stayed for a couple hours, would have liked to stay longer. Great place to camp, hike the trails and check out the stars. Off the beaten path but well worth the look. Park was clean. About 10 camp sites among the rocks.

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