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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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Huge Maize of free standing rocks some 30 to 40 feet high.

There are thousands of free standing rocks many 30 to 40 feet high. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Wandering around the rocks is like a "Huge... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 February 2016
Mindy and Roger A
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

There are thousands of free standing rocks many 30 to 40 feet high. The rocks were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Wandering around the rocks is like a "Huge" maize! No two rocks are the same. There are narrow walkways and cave like features. Many of the rocks are pitted or have concave areas that hold water.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Interesting rock formations. Fun for kids to run around. Good stopping place while passing through. Campground had RV hook-up sites for $14/night and non hook-up sites for $10. Bathrooms were pits scattered about the non hook-up sites, and one nice one bathroom with showers at the entrance headquarters (a good distance away). Had a nice hike to the nearby bluff.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A wonderful state park north of Deming, it's a fairly large area of huge boulders, weathered and worn pretty smooth by millions of years of erosion from an original lava deposit. It's a wonderful place to climb on, around or over the rocks, and in between rock formations are dry camp sites, situated such that almost every site is virtually... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The state park should be better identified as the state park. The camp sites are located amongst the rocks, it makes hiking a little awkward - you wander among the rocks with campers - an interesting place but a little disappointing at the resource impact

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Deming, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a fun place to climb around and see some of NM landscape. Lots of places to climb and hike and just enjoy outdoor nature.

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Perdido Key, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Park with huge rocks created by erosion of lava flow. Some are interestingly arranged and carefully balanced on top of others. The area has been made into a campground (dry camping) and it's a great setup: your camper is snuggled up against large rock formations. Nice!

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Great get away picnic area and day use area. Also camping area available for families and groups. Very photogenic.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

A half hour from Silver City, a volcanic blast from the Black Range millennia ago hurled clusters of rocks into the Chihuahuan desert. Wind and rain sculpted them into something like a gallery of Henry Moores or massive edifices of abstract rock art. Towering over you, secret pathways winding between them, they fascinate you with every step you take, and... More 

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Long Grove, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Massive boulders well worth seeing but not a place to stay more than a few days. It can be explored by bike, walking and climbing around. Few water and electric campsites but many kool basic ones. No dump station. That was one major set back. Not even a dump station close by. Still a good place to see !!!!!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is a somewhat smaller park with huge scenery to explore, trails to hike, and plenty of photo opportunities. I did just a day use, but enjoyed the large rocks. Pet friendly and small but informative visitor center staff. I hope to camp here someday and explore a bit more!

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