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“Volcanic pillars”

City of Rocks State Park
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Deming
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
Pensacola, FL
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Volcanic pillars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful campground. Electricity, water, cable. No sewer or dump site. Covered picnic table. We saw lots of Jack rabbits. Facilities like new. Friendly staff. Only beneficial suggestion would be to ventilate the bath house at night. Outside temps had cooled but air in bathhouse was like an oven. $14 per night. Close to the art Mecca, Silver City.

Visited July 2013
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Springvale
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great for rock hounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Good, easy place to go for a hike and look for rocks. Wear hiking shoes as I took a tumble on some rocks. Beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Visited July 2013
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46 reviews
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“I didnt want to go here. GLAD I DID!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

peaceful, quite, interesting. There is full bathrooms and very clean. Walk around and search for indian markings. Take a bike ride out in to the open. Its open air is very relaxing,

Visited August 2012
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Green Valley, Arizona
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141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very Interesting and Easily Accessible”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The location of this state park is not well marked on the NM state highway map - and the ladies at the visitors center in Lordsburg told us it was located on US180... but it is located on Hwy 61. We had an interesting chat with the friendly volunteer at the Visitor Center. She even gave us literature for our next stop in Silver City. If you are coming to picnic, there are many choices, each more inviting. It was easy to walk around the rock formations and it made photography fun and interesting. City of Rocks is definitely worth the stop.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Debra K
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Small but enjoyable state park to visit. Interesting rock formations and fun to hike around. Perhaps a few too many picnic areas for my liking which tend to impinge on the natural scene. Many Utah state parks are also overdoing the recreational aspect at the expense of the overall environment. If you only come to eat and talk loudly why not stay home and do the same in your yard.

Visited April 2013
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