Fodor's Expert Review City of Rocks State Park

Silver City Family

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 9 RV sites with water and electric hookups, 41 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.


Quick Facts

327 NM 61
Faywood, New Mexico  88034, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Day use $5 per vehicle, Visitor center daily 10–4; grounds daily 7 am–9 pm.