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City of Rocks State Park

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Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
Phone Number: 685-536-2800
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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 state park in New Mexico that is unique. Camping among huge rock formations would be really cool. We came just to see the rocks. There is a visitor center and the attendant was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A state park in New Mexico that is unique. Camping among huge rock formations would be really cool. We came just to see the rocks. There is a visitor center and the attendant was very helpful. We were able to walk around the campground to see the formations. It is amazing the rocks are in the middle of no where!

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Harker Heights
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49 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The campsites are arranged within and around the rocks and boulders which makes for very kewl campsites. These usually do not have water, power or sewer. Those are grouped on east side of rock area. Park is in the middle of nowhere so the star viewing is outstanding! They often host star gazing parties. Be sure to look at the... More 

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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

City of Rocks is an amazing place to spend spend some time appreciating nature, with amazing rock formations you can explore and fabulous views from Table Mountain. The park has star parties the second Saturday of every month at its observatory. Check with the park for other special events.

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El Paso, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This wonderful place is fun for all members of the family. From Grandma to baby, little sister to your dog! We love coming here when we get the chance. We enjoy the camping. There are over 45 developed sites and many with hook ups for those that prefer a travel trailer experience. The camp hosts are very accommodating and the... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoyed coming here as a child--so did my kids, and so do my grandkids--easy trails, very interesting rock formations--RV parking with utilities available, but it's best to have a reservation--many other sites that are big enough for a trailer or two if you want to dry camp, or pitch a tent--good spot to camp in the winter, but daytime... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Only about 4 miles off the highway and hidden from view until you drive into it, this hidden gem is well worth your time. We took off on the 3.5 mile hike around the "rocks" and took a lot of cool photographs of the rock formations. Bring your lunch as there are picnic tables and shade available. There is also... More 

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This would be a great place to picnic or even camp among the rocks. We just drove around and stopped in the little museum. Kids would love it here. Neat place!

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Good hiking through huge boulders. Not too large of an area but worth the trip. We didn't visit another park in the area called rockhound sp but it might also be worthwhile

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped by Taco Bell for some food to take on a picnic and soon found City of Rocks where there were nice picnic tables and amazing rock formations to walk around. They all formed from a volcano eruption millions of years ago. It has a little museum to visit, too. Stop by for interesting geology!

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is not to say that you won't. I still get "a kick out of it". It's just fun to run around the rocks. You will only understand this when you see it. Now I have never done this, but I want to, on certain nights they do guided star gazing. With the way the sky is there, I know... More 

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