Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hurley in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

City of Rocks State Park

 
 
City of Rocks State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, April 19, 2013
1. City of Rocks State Park Marker
Inscription. Wind and water gradually sculpted the volcanic tuff at City of Rock creating the rows of monolithic blocks that gave this park its name. Camping/picnicking sites are tucked away among these Stonehenge-like formations and the park also features a cactus garden, biking trails and a playground.
 
Location. 32° 35.164′ N, 107° 58.424′ W. Marker is near Hurley, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on City of Rocks Road (State Road 61). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hurley NM 88043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Road to Southern California (approx. 6.5 miles away); Bayard (approx. 14.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard (approx. 15.7 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 17 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 17.1 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 17.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Rock Formation City of Rocks State Park image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, September 20, 2013
2. Rock Formation City of Rocks State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2013, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2013, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   2. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement