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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 things to do 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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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The campground is located right within the rock formations and would be a great place to camp. We just did a day trip out of Deming but hiked all around the rocks. We climbed up on the top of several rocks and had quite a view from the top.

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Because we were not able to ride our motorcycles dispite being surrounded by desert we chose to go elsewhere.

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Canada
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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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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69 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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