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City of Rocks State Park

327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
685-536-2800
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Not what I expected

This small state park, with camping, was not what I anticipated when my husband suggested we visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CRue1986
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Chanute, Kansas
City of Rocks

We enjoyed the information presented and the short video in the visitor center. Interesting that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
trish87301
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Gallup, New Mexico
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One of New Mexico's most visited sights, this state park is uncommercialized and filled with strange rock formations.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver city” (25 reviews)
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327 Highway 61, Deming, NM 88034
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685-536-2800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small state park, with camping, was not what I anticipated when my husband suggested we visit. These formations are interesting, and the ranger at the front desk was very helpful. We toured the rock formations before going up to the top of the mountain...More

Thank CRue1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the information presented and the short video in the visitor center. Interesting that the rocks were formed by volcanic ash, especially since there is a hot springs nearby. There were quite a lot of RV campers there, so it made it challenging to...More

Thank trish87301
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Can't add too much to the previous reviews. But DO VISIT the visitor's center and ask to see the video. Called a "city" because of the spaces formed between the rocks are like lanes and/or streets.

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Went here on my vacation last year and it was an absolute blast. It's a giant nature made play ground and it was a blast. Stayed the night on one of the sites but a storm had rolled in and the winds forced us to...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My kids could have played/explored on these rocks all day! It's like one giant maze full of fun little paths, but you'll easily find your way out. The rock formations are neat. Very peaceful, not crowded and you can explore at your own pace. We...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This place is Incredible being a simple kid from central Texas all the rocks and crevices make for fun exploring as a person terrified of Snakes they do exist here but luckily did not encounter any visitors center is cool and educational T-Shirts are 10...More

Thank Brett G
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!

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
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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.
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aanakaliaa
11 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.
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TexeCuter
7 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.
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