Post 104: City of Rocks State Park, NM

City of Rocks State Park, NM

March 20th, 2018

City of Rocks State Park, NM was found in desperation. Finding a place that had internet was becoming increasingly difficult now as we travel home to Ontario. We search Campendium quite often, reading the comment that says yes internet is there. Internet is important for us. Unfortunately, City of Rocks had some internet (in a few select spots). Sadly those spots were already occupied lol.

On a different note City of Rocks State Park is absolutely amazing! The Park has about 55 sites, 10 with electricity and water. The rest are dry camping. As far as Bill and Joy are concerned the rest are the ones you REALLY want. The cost of staying here was $10.00 per night without water and electricity. If you wanted water and electricity the cost was $14.00 per night.

Lay of the land

Massive boulders cradle each individual site. Unfortunately not all the sites are level.  Some are drive throughs  with boulders on either side. Some you have to back into and there are the ones you parallel park into. All with these impressive boulders around them. The Park covers 2,932 acres that includes many hiking trails.

We arrived late and were lucky enough to find a spot in the group camping area. A very nice gentleman told us, the Park Ranger had just opened the group area in individual campers until Friday. The individual campers had to leave (br Friday checkout time) as the group site was reserved for a group of campers.

Critters Much to Lucky’s delight

This was one campground that had an over abundance of RABBITS much to Lucky’s delight! Bill took Lucky for a walk and even with her pinch collar on, he had a difficult time hanging on to this very strong 2 year old lab. Lucky desperately wanted to go play with all these rabbits that kept dashing in front of her in every direction haha.

Borrowed from the website

City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible volcanic rock formations found here. The park encompasses a one square mile area in the scenic Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet. The “city” is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or pinnacles, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. 


If you are interested in staying at this unique park, we would strongly advise you to make reservations.


Unfortunately we didn’t get any photos of the very interesting State Park.

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