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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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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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Great place to visit

Great views! I think the view here is spectacular. We brought our family for a picnic. Bring walking shoes if you plan on sight seeing. Bring water bottles also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great views! I think the view here is spectacular. We brought our family for a picnic. Bring walking shoes if you plan on sight seeing. Bring water bottles also!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We didn't go too far out of our way to see this attraction luckily. It was blazing hot and my husband had no interest so I felt rushed. I took some pictures and saw a jack rabbit or two and we were on our way. I felt disappointed and that we didn't get our money's worth. You do have to... More 

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Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent a day in Deming on family business and found we had a couple of hours to spare so we decided to visit this state park, approximately 30 miles from Deming. With the name "City of Rocks", I expected to be mildly to moderately interested. What I didn't expect was how cool I found this little place to be,... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This strange formation of rhyolitic tuff will keep your kids busy for hours. It is like a giant playground of stones to run and frolic. The entrance fee is cheap compared to the entertainment value. Camping here is a lot of fun too.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

very interesting state park, huge rock formations and pretty views.Also very good star gazing at night.

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Dexter, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Whoever designed the park did a wonderful job. We did not camp there, but for anyone that does camp, the whole place is set-up for camping. Scenic, clean and east to get to. If anywhere near, it is worth the trip just to see it. If you are a camper, put on your bucket list.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There is ample parking and some places for a picnic. Restrooms large and clean, and the visitors center is very interesting. The volunteer working there was knowlegable about the park and the surrounding area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This state park is built in a volcanic boulder field. Camping and picnic sites are placed among the large rocks. Most have level concrete pads, picnic tables and grills. A very nice modern visitor center has restrooms, showers, and educational exhibits. The rangers there were very helpful. There is a small desert garden near the visitor center. There are 7.5... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Keeping a 16 and 19 year old occupied on a road trip in the desert can be challenging. The City of Rocks was a great place to stop, stretch our legs, and explore. My sons loved climbing and exploring the formations. If we happen to come through again we will definitely plan on camping overnight.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited it last year just for an afternoon. This time we went back to camp in our 5th wheel. It is a ways from town, be it Deming or Silver City, but it is worth the visit. You are driving along and all of a sudden here are these unique rock formations. Great location to camp and enjoy the... More 

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