The City of Rocks State Park is about 37 miles north of Deming, NM. I had received many recommendations to stay there by people I met in my travels. That was enough for me. I had to check it out. Since I have my New Mexico Annual Pass I could either park in a hook-up site (electric and water) for $4 per night or park in a non hook-up site for $0. Guess what I chose? I have solar panels so electricity is not a problem and I filled up with water.
This is my site. They do provide you with a fire pit, picnic table and garbage can.
This is the view out my window.
One thing that I especially liked about this park is that there was not the high winds I experienced at Rockhound SP. It was very nice. I took a hike the 2nd day and really got some great views of the rocks. They are like a maze and you can easily get lost in them.
I went on several hikes about the park.. There is one hike about 4 miles that takes you completely around the park, which is really nice. Here I am looking back at my campsite. You can barely see “The Breeze”. If you click on the pic twice you can see it.
This is a pic looking in the opposite direction. Pretty desolate.
This next pic is way off in the distance looking back at the entire City of Rocks.
I climbed up to a lookout point where I could even get a better view.
I must mention that I met up with John Sullivan there who I had met at Rockhound SP. I was hiking at Rockhound and he kept yelling at me from the top of his RV. I went over and his ladder had been blown by the wind and he couldn’t get down. I helped him with his ladder.
Then when I drove to City of Rocks I parked directly across from him not even knowing it. He is really a great person and we had many long talks together as well as a few hikes. We also went to a Star Party at the campgrounds, where they had a huge telescope to watch the stars with. The night sky at City of Rocks was fabulous. There was no moon and the stars were every.
I will conclude with a sunset I took from my RV. Not bad eh?
Not bad at all! The rock areas were lovely. Reminded me a bit of Sedona. Yes, a beautiful sunset!
I would write more, but only one of us is retired.
I could write more but I want it to make this a quick 5 minute (or less) read. I don’t want to bore people.