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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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So cool, I had to come back

I had so much fun on my first trip, I had to come back. Brought a couple of friends to do some bouldering for two days in November. Camped for three nights, survived a hail storm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had so much fun on my first trip, I had to come back. Brought a couple of friends to do some bouldering for two days in November. Camped for three nights, survived a hail storm, and climbed as much as we could. Definitely returning for more.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Mexico has wonderful state parks (buy an annual pass!) and City of Rocks is no exception. When it is cold in Silver City it is worth the drive and usually warmer here - no excuse to stay indoors! In addition to remarkable scenery, the park is beautifully maintained. Camping available but we are day hikers. Two notes of caution:... More 

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while we were spending a few days in Deming. It looked like a neat place for night photography if you camped in the park. We were just here for lunch and spent a few minutes looking around. A neat park but not sure it would be worth the drive from I-10 just to "see" it. I would... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped at the visitors' center to orient ourselves and get a map. Camping and hiking popular activity there. Camping with both primitive and electric sites. Primitive camping in the coolest part of the park. Some sites had trees. Almost all had tent platforms. Park is growing in area to better protect the geological formations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots of really interesting things to look at, the rocks themselves are amazing, the camping area, the visitors center, and the solar outline, are really cool. We always have fun when we go.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by at recommendation of several friends. It was worth the short drive over. Unique formation of rocks and neat, clean campground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Rock Hound is a very nice state park that you can really relax with family and have a good time and have a picnic

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

i had never heard of this park, it was sugested by a family member. So glad we went. great hiking spot, even better campground. only cost was a few dollars for parking that all state parks charge. if your in the Deming area this is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This site is an amazing place to camp in. You get to be right next to the rocks and it's like a giant area to play hide and seek. It's also very modern

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place is so peaceful and inviting. Would recommend for anyone staying nearby or passing through. The kids loved it. Only regret is not having enough time to stay and camp.

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