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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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Loved, loved, loved City of Rocks!

We absolutely loved camping in the City of Rocks! We had visited 30 years ago, and while it was a state park then, it was not developed like it is today. There are vault... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved camping in the City of Rocks! We had visited 30 years ago, and while it was a state park then, it was not developed like it is today. There are vault toilets scattered throughout the camping area, and drinking water is available. The new visitor center has a great interpretive display and there are even flush toilets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place to Camp. We watched some beautiful sunsets and moonrise, the kids had fun climbing on rocks around camp. There was a vault toilet close to our site, and the center had adequate shower and bathroom. Very affordable, we booked in advance and was able to drive to rockhound state park and gila cliff dwelling national monument. AT&T... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City of Rocks...ROCKS! Very interesting geological formations that lend themselves to easy hiking and a unique camping experience if you are lucky enough to get a spot. Would have loved to be there for sunset and stargazing but we couldn't get a spot. Not many spaces that can be reserved ahead. A fair amount that are first come first served.... More 

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Deming, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area this is a must see. You can get out and walk around, or drive around. Don't miss the visitors center where these unique formations are explained. Great camping sites too and perfect place for stargazing! I live about 45 minutes from here and always bring visitors.

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Thank LEM19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My father-in-law took my husband and I out here and I had a blast. Climbing the rocks and being able to see how they might have been formed, either due to weather or something unrelated was surreal. I was taken back by the fact they charge people to enter the park but I would happily go back with my own... More 

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alkreitner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove in as the sun was setting- took a quick drive around- enough to know that we had to come back and explore. At the end of our 10 day road trip we purposely back tracked to the park to spend an hour exploring and climbing between the rocks. Definitely worth the trip from Deming . It is like... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled into City of Rocks without a reservation and were dismayed to find that there were no electric sites available, which as it turned out, was to our advantage. The electric sites were pretty much like a small parking lot, BUT OH THE OTHERS. Each nonelectric site had privacy and was surrounded by the parks' huge rocks--gorgeous. Hiking trails... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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