City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Or, Another Excuse to Post Pictures of Rocks.

On my day off from working on the build I headed west to City of Rocks State Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my previous uh, escapade trying to visit City of Rocks in Idaho but this visit went much more smoothly. The City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico features an approximately one square mile piece of land in the midst of the desert that is littered with boulders, some of which are 40 feet high. Made of compacted ash from a massive eruption nearly 35 million years ago, the rocks have since eroded creating some impressive and beautiful shapes. Though there is a trail that skirts to perimeter, I chose to spend my visit climbing and exploring amongst the weathered giants. I just loved the varieties of shapes and forms of the rocks and the novelty of their presence in the flat desert plain.

City of Rocks State Park from near entrance, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park from near entrance, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

Me in City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

Me in City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico