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City of Rocks

City of Rocks
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City of Rocks State Park Faywood New Mexico United States

City of Rocks State Park

In southwestern New Mexico, the City of Rocks appears to have popped up from nothing in the middle of dry grasslands. It's not a populated city, but like all cities, it's easy to get lost! By day, there are a few tourists, a visitor's center, and some RVs parked in the campground. By night, the sole inhabitants are snakes, rodents, and an occasional coyote.

Nearby, Silver City is a fiesta in comparison. Bars and restaurants feature traditional southwestern cuisine: Margaritas, tequila and mesacal, enchiladas, tamales, tacos, burritos and green chile cheeseburgers. Many B&Bs, hotels and motels cater to travelers wanting to see one of the world's largest copper mines, a catwalk over the river, or the ancient Gila Cliff Dwellings. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the city booms with the Silver City Blues Fest, a three day orgy of rockin' blues bands from around the country.