Wildflower-clad trails in spring and cool fall afternoons are perfect for all-day hikes.

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Expert Review of Rock Hound State Park

Active and Adventure Review of Rock Hound State Park

Away Travel Expert: Steve Metzger
ActiveExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Walking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Described by the Albuquerque Tribune as the "only state park you can take with you", this is a favorite of amateur and serious rock collectors, as well as jewelers, who are allowed to take up to 15 pounds of the park's onyx, opal, and agate per visit.
  • Good camping is available, although the 29 sites fill up quickly—the park gets nearly 50,000 visitors a year.

NM 11 south for 5 miles; east on NM 141 for 9 miles
New Mexico
Parking: 7:30 a.m. to sunset

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 575-546-6182
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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