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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
685-536-2800
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Deming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Globe, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This park and "Rock City" is oddly occurring right in the middle of miles and miles of flat grasslands, you have to marvel at it! The gigantic free-standing rock formations were spectacular and for me, well worth today's visit. The park had a visitor's center which we did not visit, restroom facilities strategically placed through-out the park, well -marked camps,... More

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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have camped here twice and I can't wait to go back. Our kids love to explore the rocks and there is always something new to discover. Bird watching is excellent. The campsites (undeveloped) are secluded and spacious. The star gazing is divine. This is one of my favorite places in the United States.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This little New Mexico State Park is an absolute find! It is clean, spacious, and well equipped. The park has many developed sites among the rock formations and 10 sites with water and electricity. The developed sites are more scenic, while the hook-up sites are more traditionally lined up. However they also have nice views and are not right on... More

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Rockwall, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A beautiful array of natural "sculptures" in the middle of nowhere. Awes inspiring. Makes you wonder and imagine their origin, purpose, etc. A must see.

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