Saturday, April 12, 2014

City of Rocks along CDT Alternate Route

City of Rocks State Part is located  just off of highway 180, north of Deming. It caught my attention because  it is on the Ley Maps as an alternate route for the CDT, beginning at the Mexican border just south of Columbus, New Mexico. This is one of three southern possible starting locations., the others being Antelope Wells, the other, newer choice Crazy Cook.

This campground has water and lots of camp sites. The shade is critical as the heat builds, but thankfully the natural formations lend themselves to easy access.

There is running water, showers, and flush toilets. However the building housing those is closed between 9 p.m and 7:30 a.m. Three other outhouses are available as well as windmills and water access.

This park is 10 a night for non electric sites, 14 for electric sites. I met many people who had annual passes and so enjoyed the  free camping all winter long.

A bench along the well graveled circuitous path is shady in the afternoon, facing east, receives strong sunlight in the early morning.

View from on top Table Rock. It is very dry. Remember to bring plenty of water.

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