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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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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... read more

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place and what a surprise. The whole area is covered with huge boulders. I'm talking house size boulders all piled upon one another and thrown all around by some ancient volcano. The campsite are placed in between and all around the rocks. Th only drawback is it's dry camping. Sort of hard to put hookups in between... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Mexico has 35 state parks, and although this one is small (only one square mile), it is one of my favorites. The park was formed by volcanic eruption over 30 million years ago and the rock formations in the park are only known to exist in six other places in the world. There is lots of history of residents... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly wonderful place to boon-dock, camp-out...but don't take the web site's availability as '"gospel" It was not! I had accessed and they said 'nothing' available for 2 weeks. It was quite a trip out to the outback north of Deming just to see this natural wonder..but worth it. The only challenge...I had left my motor home camper back in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a bizarre scene... hundreds of building-sized (most 2 or 3 stories tall) boulders all clustered together in one spot. great for climbing around & on top of... especially for the kids. hours of fun & great shots for picture-taking

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped here a couple of years ago in an electric site. We now have a generator and came back to try a dry camping site among the rocks. It was our first experience boondocking and it was awesome! The campsites among the rocks are so beautiful and secluded. The night skies are so dark so you can see so... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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