City of Rocks State Park

Saturday, June 1, 2019 The Chiweenie Brothers and I leave Rock Hound State Park for City of Rocks State Park about 30 miles north near Faywood, New Mexico. It’s a strangely beautiful park sitting out in the middle of the desert, huge rocks two plus stories high looking like they were just deposited there by some giant playing some form of stack-the-rocks game. As the brochure says, it’s a geological wonder! And because it is far from any town or village, the night sky is spectacular.

DSC_0006 The view from the highway coming into the park.  It’s a b bit deceiving.
The visitor center offers this beautiful vista, beautiful cactus with a far-reaching vista behind. DSC_0008This geological wonder was born from a volcanic eruption that was 1000 times stronger than the eruption at Mt. St. Helens. Wind, rain, and probably dust storms has formed these rocks into the shapes we see today

Our first night is spent in front of these monsters, and on more than one occasion my mind wanders to what if … what if there’s an earthquake? What if there’s a lightning strike? Does lightning strike rock? On and on.


Come morning we were still around, but decided to search for shade. This is a beautiful spot until early afternoon, then the sun shines down unmercifully.

This nest is built in a bowl worn into the rock face. DSC_0009

Our view to the south of camp #1 DSC_0012

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

3 thoughts on “City of Rocks State Park”

  1. I never knew cactus could be so beautiful. Wow! Those rocks made your van look like a toy. Not sure I would have parked there LOL


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