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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
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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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Fun place to climb around

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Deming, New Mexico
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Deming, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Perdido Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great get away picnic area and day use area. Also camping area available for families and groups. Very photogenic.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A half hour from Silver City, a volcanic blast from the Black Range millennia ago hurled clusters of rocks into the Chihuahuan desert. Wind and rain sculpted them into something like a gallery of Henry Moores or massive edifices of abstract rock art. Towering over you, secret pathways winding between them, they fascinate you with every step you take, and... More 

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Long Grove, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive boulders well worth seeing but not a place to stay more than a few days. It can be explored by bike, walking and climbing around. Few water and electric campsites but many kool basic ones. No dump station. That was one major set back. Not even a dump station close by. Still a good place to see !!!!!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a somewhat smaller park with huge scenery to explore, trails to hike, and plenty of photo opportunities. I did just a day use, but enjoyed the large rocks. Pet friendly and small but informative visitor center staff. I hope to camp here someday and explore a bit more!

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We drove about 30 minutes from Deming and paid $5 per car. I would said it probably more interesting for kids than adult, great place to climb and hide and seek. I wouldn't recommend anyone to come all the way just for this.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We just drove around the loop, looking at the rocks, cause grandma didn't want to get out of the car. The rocks are spectacular, even from the car.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was a sport specific trip. I spent two days bouldering there. park staff was nice, and the bathrooms were clean. Loved the rock. The volcanic tuff was amazing to climb. I even had a great warm up boulder in my campsite.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This out of the way gem in the desert of New Mexico is a must visit. The rocks are magnificent and the hiking through them ranges from very easy to WISH I WAS MUCH YOUNGER. The welcome centre is very clean and the volunteer is both friendly and helpful,a winning combination. There is a $5.00 permit fee which is paid... More 

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