City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

A lot of cool rock formations can be found in this MN State Park. There’s the option to camp nestled among the rock, or as in our case, camp in a site with hookups.


Site #E10 "Xena", this site has water & electric, no dump station, 62 sites, 5,246 ft elevation. March 23rd - 29th.

Overall Experience: smile

table top mountain Table Top Mountain

We took a short hike from the campground, up to the top of Table Top Mountain. While enjoying a snack at the top, the silence was suddenly broken with the sound of a flute. We sat there quietly enjoying the music; it seemed magical. Later, we had the opportunity to talk to the flutist. He has been playing the Native Amerian Flute for 12 years, and every time he summits a mountain, no matter its size, he plays his flute. One meets some of the coolest people on the road.

colorful bus Cool! Our neighbors have a quite colorful bus.

City of Rocks State Park is a unique geological wonder located in southwestern New Mexico. The park is known for its stunning rock formations, which were created by volcanic activity millions of years ago. The area offers a range of outdoor recreational opportunities and is a popular destination for camping, hiking, and stargazing.

Camping at City of Rocks State Park
The park features 52 campsites, including both developed and primitive sites. The sites are spacious and well-maintained, with picnic tables and fire pits available for use. The park also offers several amenities, including flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station for RVs.

Exploring the Rock Formations
Visitors to City of Rocks State Park can explore the park's unique rock formations on several hiking trails. The park also offers opportunities for rock climbing, stargazing, and wildlife viewing. The park is known for its dark skies, making it a popular destination for astronomy enthusiasts.

Nearby Attractions
The surrounding area of City of Rocks State Park is home to several other outdoor recreational opportunities:

  • Silver City: Nearby Silver City offers visitors the chance to explore a charming historic town, with several art galleries, museums, and restaurants to enjoy.
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument: This national monument is located within the Gila Wilderness and provides a glimpse into the lives of the Mogollon people who lived in cliffside dwellings over 700 years ago.
  • Catwalk National Recreation Trail: Located in the Gila National Forest, this trail follows the path of an old mining water line through a narrow canyon, offering unique views of waterfalls and rock formations.

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