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Southwestern New Mexico Sights

City of Rocks State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

One look at the spires here and you'll figure out how the area came by its name. The unusual rock formations were spewed from an ancient volcano and have been eroded over the centuries by wind and rain into the marvelous shapes there today—some more than 40 feet tall. You've got to walk through the city to fully appreciate the place—and it's a great, easy adventure to have with kids (make sure you wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes). The park has a visitor center, and

a large developed campground ($10 to $14) with 10 RV sites with water and electric hookups, 42 camping sites, picnic tables, grills, flush toilets, and showers. This is a great spot to camp, with sites nestled amongst the huge rocks. An on-site observatory regularly hosts star parties.

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Sight Information

Address:

NM 61; from Silver City, follow U.S. 180 southeast for 26 mi; then NM 61 northeast for 4 mi, Faywood, 88034, United States

Phone:

575-536–2800

Sight Details:

  • Day use $5 per vehicle
  • Visitor center daily 10–4; grounds daily 7 am–9 pm.

Updated 12/31/1969

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