City of Rocks


5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

Formed of volcanic ash welded together 30 million years ago, then sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks, these incredible rock formations give City of Rocks its name. New hiking trails and a new public night sky observatory add to this unique destination.
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Posted by: EricInScottsdale on April 28, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    Camping, picnicking, star gazing, nearby Faywood Hot Springs, geological exploration

    Campground Amenities

    Visitor Center, group shelter, restrooms, showers, tables, firepits and BBQ's.

    Reservation info

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    Camping Fees

    primitive site $8, developed site $10, electric $4

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    Reviews of City of Rocks

    Reviewed by EricInScottsdale on April 28, 2009

    (3 out of 3 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Strange, otherworldly rock formations make this park very unique and super cool! Its a little mysterious here, especially at night. Camp in the middle of the rock outcroppings for very private sites.
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    City of Rocks 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

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