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Snapshot of City of Rocks State Park

Hidden among a typical Southwestern landscape of mountains and desert wilderness is New Mexico’s unique City of Rocks. In fact, until reaching the top of a rise in the access road, no one approaching the site for the first time would even have an idea that this curious complex is located here.

Through millions of years of wind and water erosion, Mother Nature has sculptured a field of volcanic rock into a wide variety of massive monoliths, pillars and other strange formations, all accessible by a network of relatively easy trails. The park includes a visitor center with interpretive exhibits, a cactus garden and a scenic overlook.