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City of Rocks


City of Rocks State Park near Deming, NM.

Image taken: 05/17/2008
by: Matthew Zimmerer
© 2008

Longitude: -107.9756273
Latitude: 32.5896405
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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City of Rocks State Park is truly a geologic monument; it is formed by large sculptured rock columns (pinnacles) or boulders rising as high as 40 ft and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. About 34.9 million years ago a large volcano erupted, forming the rocks in an instant (geologically speaking); then erosion over millions of years slowly formed the sculptured columns that now provide a natural playground for children and adults alike. City of Rocks State Park was established in May 1952 to preserve this geologic wonder.

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Image posted: 10-29-2019