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City of Rocks State Park

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Address: 327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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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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Most people come here and probably just walk among the huge boulders that define the park. However, I chose to hike the peripheral trails and climb to the top of Table Mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most people come here and probably just walk among the huge boulders that define the park. However, I chose to hike the peripheral trails and climb to the top of Table Mountain in addition to going through the boulders. The desert environment along the trails was much different than what I experienced in Sabina in AZ – of course this... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is like a city of narrow streets. You can explore them and be surprised by what lays around the next rock. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the area and plan to be back in order to camp there for a few days. There are a few serviced camp sites and a number of unserviced ones.

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Emmaus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the flat desert there appears a large group of standing stones that does indeed look like a "city of rocks". There is a visitor center that nicely explains the geology of how these rocks cam to be. Worth the trip from Deming or Silver City.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to see the City of Rocks. It's just a small park with unusual rock formations. Good place to spend a couple of hours. We walked through the park and were surprised to see RV and camping sites among the rock formations. If you are looking for something different, beautiful scenery and a place to be alone this... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a unique little treasure hidden away way off the road but well worth the work to get there. Located in a small valley in a plain of rolling flatlands, this rock city is best described by its name. The collection of wind and water worn monoliths are fascinating in their size, shapes, weather worn contours, and uniqueness in comparison... More 

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Dubois, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have camped at City of Rocks three times in recent years and enjoy the wide open spaces (RV pull throughs are adjacent to one another and less spacious, but easy in/easy out) for hiking (circular trails around the perimeter and a trail up a mesa) and star gazing - wondrous dark night skies...and, you may even hear a coyote... More 

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Little Suamico, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Although this considered a state Park, the entrance fee is only collected if you get out of your vehicle. As it was raining, we chose to stay in the truck. There is camping here...what is called boon-docking. Each site is nestled in the rocks and has a fire ring and table. Many interesting rock formations. Worth the trip.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Loved city of Rocks! Would love to return to see it at sunset. Great fun to explore the Rocks! It was a beautiful scene and I enjoyed the park and the guest center. Restrooms were clean and staff were helpful. You can drive to each location.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Tonight we are camping under the crystal clear sky ... with Orion hanging above our trailer ... amongst HUGE rocks towering over our campsite. There are no words to describe how amazing this place is. This is certainly a great site for a day of family camping and climbing, but also a wonderful camping adventure.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Amazing rock formations in the middle of the NM desert. the park has lots of areas for camping and picnicking I really enjoyed this state park and plan on returning in the summer to camp.

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