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March 4, 2017 at 9:03 am #44131RayKeymaster
Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico
Two years ago around this time, we camped at a unique little state park north of Deming, New Mexico called the City of Rocks. While enjoying the beautiful high desert scenery, several other campers told us about another New Mexico state park to the south called Rock Hound State Park. They gave it an emphatic thumbs up.
Unfortunately, our schedule was tight as we were trying to make serious miles on our way to visit Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas, so another time maybe. Well, this snowbird season saw us once again in southern New Mexico with Rock Hound SP on the todo list. —http://www.loveyourrv.com/rock-hound-state-park/March 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm #44144
You guys sure find some sweet spots! Thanks for sharing.March 5, 2017 at 10:57 pm #44264
Got this one on the list too. Right after City of Rock. Looks like some pretty interesting mountain biking according to the pictures on MTB Project.March 6, 2017 at 10:06 am #44270rvplus2Member
Slim, since you mentioned mountain biking, you might be interested in an area just east of Las Cruces that we just left. Specifically, the Sierra Vista Trail off Dripping Springs Road. We are not MBer’s but we saw lots of them during our boondocking on site last week.March 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm #44294
Dripping Springs Road sounds familiar but I haven’t heard of Sierra Vista Trail. Doesn’t Dripping Springs come right out of Las Cruces?
Just looked Sierra Vista on Trailforks, an excellent trail finding website. And according to my map/info there is boondocking right on that road. Of course chances are that you folks posted the information, or maybe it was Campendium. A-Mountain is another little trail system right there too. Guess I need to put it on the list.
Coordinates for the trail are: 32.32853, -106.63213
Mike & Patricia, I am in your debt. That is just the kind of information that I love to collect; camping at the trailhead. Thank You!March 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm #44351rvplus2Member
Yes, we saw the review on Campendium. We camped about half way between the paved highway and the trail head. Glad to help! :good:
March 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm #44356
- This reply was modified 6 years ago by rvplus2.
Looks like there is another camp spot up the road a little farther too. Baylor Pass Trailhead. Looks like one spot. Stay the night, ride in the morning, and come back and fix breakfast for Ginie. Soon, but not soon enough.
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