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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
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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Family Fun for Everyone!

This wonderful place is fun for all members of the family. From Grandma to baby, little sister to your dog! We love coming here when we get the chance. We enjoy the camping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Fernhart
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El Paso, TX
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El Paso, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This wonderful place is fun for all members of the family. From Grandma to baby, little sister to your dog! We love coming here when we get the chance. We enjoy the camping. There are over 45 developed sites and many with hook ups for those that prefer a travel trailer experience. The camp hosts are very accommodating and the... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoyed coming here as a child--so did my kids, and so do my grandkids--easy trails, very interesting rock formations--RV parking with utilities available, but it's best to have a reservation--many other sites that are big enough for a trailer or two if you want to dry camp, or pitch a tent--good spot to camp in the winter, but daytime... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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139 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Only about 4 miles off the highway and hidden from view until you drive into it, this hidden gem is well worth your time. We took off on the 3.5 mile hike around the "rocks" and took a lot of cool photographs of the rock formations. Bring your lunch as there are picnic tables and shade available. There is also... More 

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This would be a great place to picnic or even camp among the rocks. We just drove around and stopped in the little museum. Kids would love it here. Neat place!

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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