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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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Magical place. We come in our RV as a family, also I have come with a girlfriend bringing 10 middle school girls alone or with your loved one. No matter what circumstance, you'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Magical place. We come in our RV as a family, also I have come with a girlfriend bringing 10 middle school girls alone or with your loved one. No matter what circumstance, you'll love this place. It's indescribably magical and special. The trails are easy to hike or you can choose to do the more strenuous one, the rocks are... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We haven't spent any time in New Mexico before and decided to stop here for a few days to check it out. It is a ways from Deming, out in the middle of nowhere and beautiful. A unexpected surprise to be driving among the flats when you go around a bend a see these unique rock formations. We checked in... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have visited the park at least three times. Every time is different as we see things we missed before! The park is clean and kid friendly with plenty of open spaces. Take a picnic lunch and water .There are plenty of rocks to climb on and some that are huge and show the viewer just how grand Mother Nature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

City of Rocks is a highly unique geological site, state park, and campground. Well kept with plenty of bathrooms and fun programs. This is a hidden jewel of southern New Mexico.

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Yorba Linda
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have passed the sign on Interstate 10 for this park for years and finally decided to stop and visit! It is a very small park. You can drive a loop around it in less than thirty minutes. You can walk a few pathways (not really trails). Campgrounds are great!!!! I would think it would be great for stargazing if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Definitely worth the trip to be able to camp and/or hike amongst the "City of Rocks". Very unusual and one of a kind remnants of a volcano. All ages can be mystified, imagine and joy. You won't be disappointed!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a great place to spend a few hours walking around or having a picnic. The rocks are beautiful. Great ready to take lots of pictures - so thankful for digital cameras. There is a $5.00 fee per vehicle to enter the park but it is money well spent.

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place to spend an hour or two! You can climb in and be in the middle of the park of rocks very easily. The park staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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PA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A state park in New Mexico that is unique. Camping among huge rock formations would be really cool. We came just to see the rocks. There is a visitor center and the attendant was very helpful. We were able to walk around the campground to see the formations. It is amazing the rocks are in the middle of no where!

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Harker Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The campsites are arranged within and around the rocks and boulders which makes for very kewl campsites. These usually do not have water, power or sewer. Those are grouped on east side of rock area. Park is in the middle of nowhere so the star viewing is outstanding! They often host star gazing parties. Be sure to look at the... More 

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