City of Rocks

State Park - New Mexico

City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible volcanic rock formations found here. The park encompasses a one square mile area in the scenic Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet. The “city” is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or pinnacles, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. These rocks were formed about 34.9 million years ago when a very large volcano erupted. Then, erosion over millions of years slowly formed the sculptured columns seen today, creating a stunning, otherworldly landscape.

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Visitor Map of Cooke's Range Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Cooke's Range - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Cooke's Range Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in New Mexico. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Grazing Management Map with Range Allotments of Silver City Ranger District in Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila Grazing Management - Silver City

Grazing Management Map with Range Allotments of Silver City Ranger District in Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila NF - Pocket Guide Map

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

City of Rocks SP http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/cityofrocksstatepark.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Rocks_State_Park City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible volcanic rock formations found here. The park encompasses a one square mile area in the scenic Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet. The “city” is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or pinnacles, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. These rocks were formed about 34.9 million years ago when a very large volcano erupted. Then, erosion over millions of years slowly formed the sculptured columns seen today, creating a stunning, otherworldly landscape.

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