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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 10 Attractions in Deming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with...
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Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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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Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Did a day trip to the City of Rocks while staying in Deming, NM. The State Park has many unserviced sites to camp/park at along with a few sites with electric. Lots of formations to explore and they have picnic tables that you can bring a lunch/snack and sit and enjoy the gorgeous view. Rate is 5.00 for day use... More 

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

it is a must see volcanic rock formation and a nice little park you can picnic and camp overnight if you need to rest.

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Portal, Arizona
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32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Besides the awesome labyrinth of wind sculpted rocks to explore, this park offers tons to do and see. There's something for the whole family. Begin with the visitor's center to see specimens of local wildlife. Then tour the cavernous rocks. Here was the site of an ancient Mimbres dwelling. Signs of their existence is evident in the flat rocks, in... More 

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England
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54 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited from Deming which is around 30 miles away. The park has a visitor centre, toilets and places to camp in amongst the rocks. I wish we could have camped and looked up at the stars. There is a gravel road to drive around the rocks and lots of tracks cross crossing it for walkers. It cost $5 to... More 

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Livingston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great rock formations out in the middle of nowhere. Visitor center has bathrooms, showers for campers, info about the park and a 7 minute video. There is a gravel loop road that goes around the rocks, so you can drive it and see the campsites and rocks. Climbing up the pathways into the rocks is the fun part! If I... More 

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Texas
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73 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We want to keep this place to ourselves, so just stay away and let us keep it a secret. It is an amazing geological formation and an amazing place to visit or, as we did, camp and stay for a few days. During our stay in December we had wonderful weather and almost had the place to ourselves. The only... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We recently spent an afternoon climbing and hiking around the park and really enjoyed it. it looks like it would be a great place to camp and there were only a few RV's there when we visited. Sites have picnic tables, grills, and nice flat tent sites.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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75 attraction reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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