Approximately 35 million years ago a volcano erupted in what is now western New Mexico. Thanks to the soft compound of the rocks, and millions of years of erosion, what is left is an amazing square mile of large sculpted rocks, some 40′ high.
Since 1953 this unique place has been the City of Rock State Park.
The size becomes apparent when compared to the cars, trucks and campers in the park.
One daring tent resident has taken up residence directly underneath a suspended boulder.
Nearby Table Mountain dominates the horizon to the east.
City of Rocks is a great place to spend a couple of hours wandering around between the rocks.