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USA Parks
New Mexico
Southwest Region
City of Rocks State Park
CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK
CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK
P.O. Box 50
Faywood, New Mexico   88034

Phone: 505-536-2800
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City of Rocks State Park
'City of Rocks State Park'

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City of Rocks State Park
'City of Rocks Outcropping'

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One of the many beautiful rock outcroppings in City of Rocks.

City of Rocks State Park
'City of Rocks State Park'

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City of Rocks State Park
'City of Rocks State Park'

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City of Rocks State Park
'Windmill at City of Rocks'

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Formed of volcanic ash 30 million years ago and sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks, City of Rocks State Park takes its name from these incredible rock formations. Cactus gardens and hiking trails add to this unique destination.

In addition, our park rests beneath some of the darkest night skies in the country. Therefore, we are proud to announce our new Star Observatory. Experience the observatory for yourself during our monthly Stars-N-Parks program and join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos.
Nature of the Area
Visitors can see a sampling of southwestern plant and animal. The park's desert botanical garden is home to cow's tongue and bunny ear cacti, Yucca, and towering Century plants. Deer, antelope, javelinas, and jackrabbits are frequently seen in the area, along with over 35 species of birds, ranging from Golden Eagles to finches.
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August 27 Great NM Park by J. Dickson
This is a fantastic place for the imagination. Having traveled throughout the US in our motorhome, I found this to be one of the most fascinating geological places, also.
December 25 Excellent star observatory by Jane B.
Stars-N-Parks program is outstanding and definitely worth the trip to City of Rocks State Park. Go well before dark to enjoy this remarkable state park.
April 23 one of my favorite parks


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To get to City of Rocks State Park from Deming, take US 180 northwest 24 miles, and then go northeast on NM 61 for four miles to the park access road, as shown on this

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City of Rocks State Park
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