City of Rocks State Park

City of Rocks State Park

Quick Facts

City of Rocks State Park

New Mexico

(575) 536-2800

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Things To Do



Walk through rows of monolithic blocks, sculpted so uniquely by the wind and water, that they exist in only six other places in the world! Formed of volcanic ash 34 million years ago, City of Rocks State Park takes its name from these incredible rock formations. Cactus gardens and hiking trails add to this unique destination. Imaginative visitors may see the rock formations as a small city, complete with houses, chimneys, courtyards, and streets. Visitors can choose from 62 campsites scattered among the rocks, from which they can hike, bird watch, picnic, bike, take in the interpretive exhibits at the visitor center, explore the park's botanical garden or star gaze.

Map of City of Rocks (NM)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.590702, -107.975329



  • Camping

    Overnight campsites are available, some of which have electricity and water hookups.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available within the park.

  • Picnicking

    Some of the picnic areas have restrooms that are fully-accessible.


Summer temperatures range from lows in the mid 50s, to highs in the mid 80s. Winter temperatures range from lows in the mid 20s, to highs in the mid 50s. Spring and autumn day temperatures are very pleasant with some nights getting a bit chilly.



To get to City of Rocks State Park from Deming, take US 180 northwest 24-miles; then go northeast on NM 61 for four-miles to the park access road.

Phone Numbers


(575) 536-2800