City of Rocks State Park
|A unique campground situated amongst some of the most unusual rock formations you will ever see. The rocks, which rise up to 40 ft above the ground, were formed by a volcanic ash flow millions of years ago. If you visit in the spring, the botanical gardens will be full of cacti in bloom.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|CORCG||Campground||City of Rocks state park campground|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Gila National Forest||US Forest Service||1997||1:126720||N||From the National Forest Store (purchase)||South half|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From Deming or Silver City, take US 180 towards the city you are not in. At the junction with NM 61, take it northeast. After about four miles, you will see the sign for the road which takes you to the campground.
About the campground:
To the left, our truck sits in site 16. As you can see, the rocks are somewhat other-worldly.
You can walk around through the rocks, as you can see Diana doing here. Wandering amongst them is one of the major attractions of camping here.
Another representative campsite.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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