Not a cluster, town or settlement  but a “City of Rocks.”

City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible volcanic rock formations found here.

The park has a square mile area in the Chihuahuan desert of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet.

I thought these looked like faces staring at us.

The park has really neat  geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or peaks, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths.   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 we see today, creating this incredible “City of Rocks.”      

The last picture is of where the RV park is, unless you want to boondock, which this is a great place to do it, in between the rocks.

The rock formations at the park are so unique that they are only known to exist in six other places in the world.  Some  visitors say they  see e the rock formations as a small city, complete with houses, chimneys, courtyards, and streets.  I  don’t see that, but what I did see was some rock formations that look like they could be modern art sculptures.  It’s a  great place to hike in and out of the rocks, in the nooks and crannies and also a very neat place to boondock right next to the cave or rock of your choice.

2 thoughts on “Not a cluster, town or settlement  but a “City of Rocks.”

  1. Sandy

    I feel enlightened now. Had heard of city of rocks a lot. Always thought it was a town. Now know it’s a state park! And those posts that look like faces? You called it, spot on.

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