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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 2013
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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Deming, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This state park is a fun place to take the family. It has camping sites, picnic areas, a visitors center with excellant area history and lots of rocks and trails for strolling, climbing, and playing!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was a great place to have a picnic lunch and unwind. The rocks are easily accessible and the views beautiful. The visitors center was interesting. If we were local this would be a great place to spend the afternoon.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you need to escape from the drama and trauma of the city, this is the place to go. Only a little over two hours from El Paso, City of Rocks is an oasis of majestic views and silence (when was the last time you heard absolutely nothing?). The state park is very clean and well maintained. The camping sites... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What an amazing place! We were planning to stay in Silver City with our 35' Winnebago. However, a kind cashier at Walmart suggested City of Rocks. We headed down without a reservation. It was sold-out for sites with electrical hook ups, but we decided to pay the $10 to chance it for a site with no hookups. I believe an... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I could not believe the formations and natural beauty of this state park. I was jealous of the campers , the site were amongst the rocks. The big sky made for great viewing of the stars. Unobstructed views for miles and miles. The visitor center was very freindly and helpful. I didnt want to leave. Very easy to find and... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We loved visiting here but 3 years ago we could actually rockhound here and now the state won't let you. BUMMER!!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

City of rocks is a just a flat place where for some reason there are bunch of enormous rocks. you can climb them ifyou want. They are safe to climb. You can just walk around them and think is a labyrinth. people camp there as well. they got restrooms facilities. rattle snakes are available onsite, dog and saw one really... More

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Dover, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Coming from Las Cruces to Tucson found this place thanks to Trip Advisor. Good stop, interesting. Quick inexpensive piece of history. I would highly recommend to break up an otherwise boring drive between these two cities.

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Haysville, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Doesn't take long to visit this park for people my age as I am not going to go climbing. Loved the view, took lots of pictures. Would be a great place to look at the stars. The day we went was cold and windy. The rocks are very impressive. There are campsites without hook ups but also a small campground... More

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Albuquerque
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had never heard of this place, but needed a stop on our way to Silver City. What a great experience. It made us want to get an RV and camp there for the winter. Beautiful rock formations against NM's brilliant blue skies, and at sunset, the light on these monoliths is gorgeous. I would imagine that the summer might... More

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