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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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Wildlife, Cactus and Sky

We took a hike from the Pegasus campsite to the observation point and back. No shade, but an easy walk on the cool day we had. While in the park we enjoyed the cactus garden at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a hike from the Pegasus campsite to the observation point and back. No shade, but an easy walk on the cool day we had. While in the park we enjoyed the cactus garden at the visitor's center and the wild cactus. We saw Black Tailed Jack Rabbits, a Kit Fox, Cotton Tail Rabbits and many species of birds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view! Hydra bike and hiking trail takes you all the way around the city on a very long but also easy hike. Lots of wild life on the trail, jack rabbits as well as lizards and horny toads. Didn't see any snakes, but be careful because they are around.

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1 Thank Daniel H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to check out on a day trip. Not far from Deming, where I was working temporarily, and on the way to Silver City. This is great place to stop for a walk amongst these rock formations, to get some cool pictures or have a picnic with friends. The park is easily accessible, dog friendly and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 12, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 June 25, 2016

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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