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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 124 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I camped and hiked around here for 2 days and loved it. It's beautiful, interesting, remote and peaceful. I got to see an owl and her 3 babies, a horned lizard (tons of other lizards and salamanders too) cottontail bunnies, jack rabbits and various birds. Be sure to camp here - the camp sites are peaceful and private - but... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It's easy to pass by a lot of roadside parks but this is really worth the short drive off the highway, about 1/2 way between Deming and Silver City. Do a windshield tour if it's the middle of a 100 degree plus day and the visitors center is closed or stay longer and get up close and personal with neat... More 

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Athens, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

For a small State park, this site packs quite a whallop, whether you're there for a few hours or camping out for a few days. Several miles of hiking trails around the area, including a fairly strenuous trek up to a mountaintop lookout (elev 5,700+ft), but the real attraction is the actual "city" itself. The rock formation covers several acres... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed taking a day trip to the City of the Rocks State Park. The friendly and informative visitor's center provided a lively illustrated history of the volcanic event 35,000,000 years ago that caused the formation of the large rocks that are the central attraction of this park. There are numerous camp sites at this park for... More 

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Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
Phone Number: 685-536-2800
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Deming

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