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City of Rocks State Park, Deming

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
City of Rocks State Park is located in Deming. A visit to City of Rocks State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Deming tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This place is so peaceful and inviting. Would recommend for anyone staying nearby or passing through. The kids loved it. Only regret is not having enough time to stay and camp. 
  • If you ever had the sense that you are not alone...may I suggest that you visit here and just 'be'. Do not go there with any preconceived thoughts or wants. Just walk through these rocks and let you s...  read more »
  • City of rocks is one of the coolest places I've visted in NM the rock formations remind me of a natural Stonehenge well worth the trip 
  • Seems to attract rough necks who pay no heed to notional site boundaries (at least during Memorial Day weekend). Staff leave promptly at 3:30pm, so nobody to go complain to when other sites are blaring honky tonk music until 3am. Also, note, the winds on the west side of the park were pretty miserable, with who knows what in the dust coming from the mining tailing piles off to the west. We ended up moving to the relative calm of the east side, which fortunately had some good sites when we were there. Definitely a fun place for the kids to scramble around.
  • Great hike around the park. Make sure you bring water if hiking in summer like we did! Just a note: the park ONLY accepts cash or check for payment for anything....hiking day pass and visitor's center. The rock formations are gorgeous!
  • Great place to camp have cookouts and to go hiking. Just be careful during the summer months with snake's. Make sure you have cash for the permit because it's cash only.
  • An "out of this world" looking natural formation that not only takes oneself away from typical civilization but also could serve as the perfect hide-n-seek playground for adults and children alike.
  • What a neat formation of rocks. Lots of history, a must see for the family. Lots of nice camping spots that are secluded. Just go see it!
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