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About 30 million years ago a large volcano erupted and spewed ash and rocks over the countryside of what would become Southern New Mexico. This ash and rocks was sculpted by wind and water into the rows of monolithic blocks from which the City of Rocks State Park takes its name. Attractions include the fantastic rocks themselves, nice cactus gardens, hiking trails (including the Solar System Trail which teaches you about our solar system), campsites, and the star observatory. Admission is $4 per day per vehicle. The park is open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.

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Address: P.O. Box 54, Faywood, New Mexico 88034
Directions: New Mexico Highway 61, Mile Post 3, in Southwest New Mexico
Phone: (575) 536-2800
Website: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/cityrocks.htm

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  • Written Apr 23, 2009
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