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City of Rocks State Park
City of Rocks State Park City of Rocks State Park © Frank C. Carey
City of Rocks State Park City of Rocks State Park © Frank C. Carey
City of Rocks State Park City of Rocks State Park © Frank C. Carey
City of Rocks State Park City of Rocks Outcropping © Frank C. Carey
One of the many beautiful rock outcroppings in City of Rocks.
City of Rocks State Park Windmill at City of Rocks © Frank C. Carey
City of Rocks State Park © Carlos Aguilar
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CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK
CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK
327 Hwy 61
Faywood, New Mexico   88034

Phone: 505-536-2800
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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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
CampingPrimitiveyes
WinterActivitiesyes


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 15 Worked at Visitor Center 1999-2000. by Jerry_W
I worked at the Visitor Center here from July 1999 to Feb 2000, and again from June 2000 to August 2000. I enjoyed all my time here. Nice Park.
April 9 Unbelievable adventure park by Jeanne_A
What a wonderful park The trails around and through this park are amazing. We hiked and biked and then went to the near by hot springs to relax our tired bodies. Even stayed a second night for another day of fun Sunrise and sunsets were stunning
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.
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Directions
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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