Botanical Garden at Visitor Center entering Rock Hound State Park.
Located on the rugged west slope of the Little Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park is a favorite for "rockhounds" because of the abundant agates and quartz crystals found there. Hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Annual Mariachi program.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182
Over 1,000 luminaries surround the Visitor Center Native Garden and roadway. Enjoy holiday music hot chocolate and cookies.
The hiking trails at the park provide visitors with climbs of varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Reaching the top, visitors survey the 7,000 foot peaks of the Florida Mountains. Turquoise is mined in the Burro Mountains to the northeast.