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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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So glad we stopped. It looks like you are driving to same surrounding landscape until you turn to... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
via mobile
Fantastical imagery!

Fantastic igneous geological oddity in the middle of the dessert! Make sure you drive up to the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
United States
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver city” (25 reviews)
327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

So glad we stopped. It looks like you are driving to same surrounding landscape until you turn to enter the park. The boulders are amazing. The visitors center staff was very nice and helpful, told us to watch for rattlesnakes. Fortunately we didn't see any....More

Thank mamaoftwoboys
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fantastic igneous geological oddity in the middle of the dessert! Make sure you drive up to the overlooks on the twin hills for excellent views. The visitor center is informative and helpful. Picnic tables and RV's parked up against the formations seem odd to someone...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a whim & we're so glad we did! Lizards, cottontails & even jackrabbits everywhere! The formations are amazing & pictures do not do them justice!

1  Thank herrejoncarol
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I knew nothing about this park, but did not want to stay in a typical RV park in the area passing through on a road trip. 2 miles outside the park, you could not have convinced me that this was going to be a great...More

Thank Livingthedream53
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The visitor center building is a lovely design that fits naturally into the landscape. The botanical garden is filled with cacti that were in bloom at the time of our visit. We first drove up to a vista to capture the view of the City...More

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A wonderful visit with informative volunteers and workers. Beautiful labyrinth at the park building. I wish I knew the story behind it as many of the stones were river stones...not from the park. Great hike in warm, dry weather. Take a bottle of water. Good...More

1  Thank sagacious56
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Interesting views, easy hiking, and looked like a fun place to camp. The campsites were right in or near the boulder formations.

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As you drive into the park, until you are almost there you can't see the rocks and you wonder if it was worth it. When you crest the hill, and see it you will be surpeised. The campsites are mostly tucked in between the rocks....More

Thank Elliott T
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We drove a little out of our way to get there but I thought it was worth it. My husband, not so much. I got some interesting pictures and it was fun to try to spot the animals running around.

Thank Lenoxknits
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited City of Rocks on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Many tents and RVs there. Makes you wonder how these rocks appeared in the middle of nowhere. Very easy to navigate in your car or to walk among the rocks. Definetly a place to visit.

Thank avis l
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Teresa R
29 July 2017|
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Response from Betty F | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours would be plenty. That being said, we felt as though we would like to camp there at a future date as it is so unique.
12 January 2017|
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Response from Koala S | Reviewed this property |
As long as they are leashed and you clean up their messes.
8 December 2016|
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Response from dsurra | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they're 'rustic.' You mght want to put tin foil on them to cook.