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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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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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A great place to get out and explore. Gorgeous photo ops. We just made a pit stop but felt like we were able to a lot as the formations are close together

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to get out and explore. Gorgeous photo ops. We just made a pit stop but felt like we were able to a lot as the formations are close together

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been based at the Grant County airport (Silver City) for the last two months. The City of Rocks is less than ten miles from the airport, but there had been too many other things to see on our day off and we hadn't made time to get out there till last Monday. I'm glad we took the time... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camp or visit city of rocks several times of year. Great place to camp, especially with large groups. Very friendly employees and extremely clean and well maintained. A must see, unique and beautiful place

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely in my top 5 favorite places in New Mexico, maybe top 20 life-time. Very cool place to explore and completely amazing campsites nestled among the rock formations. Great facilities, including a couple of clean, free showers, but no supplies with 30 minutes, so come prepared. Could be a great place for kids of all ages to run around and... More 

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Aledo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I told my young adult kids we were stopping at a "rock park" and they did not seem to enthused. When we got there they took off and started climbing on all the rocks and taking pictures. We had 6 of them with us and one of them told me later, I think it was my son, that City of... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

After miles of low rolling terrain, featureless except for an occasional "mountain", you come to this tightly packed collection of fifty foot tall, upright boulders. From a distance, there are no boulders, then the park, then none again. The boulder field is essentially encircled by the road and is quite small, only about 1000 by 2000 feet but there are... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I've visited this part of New Mexico many times, but until this trip, I passed right by this amazing park. It was formed 35,000,000 ago by a huge volcanic eruption that was 1000 times bigger than Mt.St. Helens. It's a must see for anyone who is the slightest bit interested in science. It's a true geological treasure, beautifully maintained, and... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My family visited this place, and it's absolutely stunning! You can drive through or take a walk through the rocks. You can even climb on them! My family and I had a blast. If you have the time, they have campsites available as well. The restrooms at the visitor center has a shower in it as well.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Though the park isn't that big, I find it incredibly beautiful. Really kool large boulder rocks creating a "city" with "streets" that run through it. Sometimes the rocks create perfect "thrones" you can sit and relax in. Or huge rabbit looking structures. Let your imagination run wild and you will see all types of hidden things amongst these rocks. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I love rocks, all kinds, but everyone in our group had a great time exploring. Climb them, wander down the "streets", admire the way the rocks frame a view -- City of Rocks is a beautiful place. Totally non-commercial in a stark deserted landscape (as long as you don't look at campers in nicely sited camping spaces) -- go to... More 

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