City of Rocks State Park


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City of Rocks State Park


Location:24 miles northwest of Deming on US 180, then 4 miles northeast on NM 61.
Facilities:42 developed campsites (10 with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic area (é), group shelter, trails, desert botanical garden, observatory, visitor center, interpretive exhibits.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park was named for its incredible rock formations, which were formed of volcanic ash welded together 30 million years ago, then sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks. A new addition to the park is a public night sky observatory where star parties are to be held.
Address:PO Box 50
Faywood, NM 88034

Phone:505-536-2800
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/cityrocks.htm
Size: 1,230 acres land. Elevation: 5,250 feet.

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If you're in love with nature, intrigued by history, and dazzled by the solar system, come and experience the solidity that is the City of Rocks State Park in the Land of Enchantment.
With agreeable temperatures throughout the year, City of Rocks State Park is located in southern New Mexico between Silver City and Deming.
For more information, call City of Rocks State Park at 505-536-2800, New Mexico State Parks at 888-NMPARKS, or visit www.