Camping trip - City of Rocks State Park, near Silver City. April 16 - 18, 2021 (1 Viewer)

Joined
Jan 12, 2019
Messages
201
Location
Albuquerque, NM
With this in mind it might be good if those that have some could bring a bit of wood If we want to have a fire in the evening. There is none available at the park. And we’ll be there for 2 nights.
 
Joined
Jan 12, 2019
Messages
201
Location
Albuquerque, NM
What are others planning to do during the day other than exploring around the rocks? Never been to this campsite before and am curious what others will be doing
If you’re into soaking in hot mineral water go to Faywood Springs which is just a few miles from the park. There are group pools and private pools. Don’t know how Covid has affected them. It’ll be on your left as you drive in from the west.
 

alia176

SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 21, 2003
Messages
13,180
Location
Tijeras, NM
I'm bringing two MTBs , three if I can make it work so that we can tool around but a trip to the hot pools will happen if they're open. Maybe a drive to Silver City and check out the downtown touristy scene may also happen. Or just nap.....
 

pappy

photosynthesizing
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
11,225
Location
Too far north. Too far east.
I'm bringing two MTBs , three if I can make it work so that we can tool around but a trip to the hot pools will happen if they're open. Maybe a drive to Silver City and check out the downtown touristy scene may also happen. Or just nap.....
I would be up for a Silver City excursion. I haven't been there in probably 20 years.
 
Joined
Dec 18, 2020
Messages
26
Location
Rio Rancho
I would be up for a Silver City excursion. I haven't been there in probably 20 years.
Neither my wife or I have ever been down to silver city so that sounds fun to go see the area as well as the hot pools! Thinking of bringing my bikes as well but I didn't know if there's decent places to ride on
 

alia176

SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 21, 2003
Messages
13,180
Location
Tijeras, NM
Just got this from another fellar who will be joining us but not part of this club.

Didn’t want to post this on an open forum/Facebook group, but was told by a Deming resident that rattlers are out early this year and especially to watch out camping in places like City of Rocks. In particular, in that part of the world the Mojave Rattler is an issue: they are particularly lethal with a mix of toxins and are known to be aggressive and territorial.
 

Mauser

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Jun 20, 2018
Messages
1,537
Location
Central New Mexico
Just got this from another fellar who will be joining us but not part of this club.

Didn’t want to post this on an open forum/Facebook group, but was told by a Deming resident that rattlers are out early this year and especially to watch out camping in places like City of Rocks. In particular, in that part of the world the Mojave Rattler is an issue: they are particularly lethal with a mix of toxins and are known to be aggressive and territorial.
Yup. Watch out for the Mojave green rattlers. I have seen 2 of them here at my place. They are extremely aggressive, they don't just coil and rattle like a prairie rattler. They will chase after you. Remember to step on rocks to get over them, don't just step over.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Chicago
Just got this from another fellar who will be joining us but not part of this club.

Didn’t want to post this on an open forum/Facebook group, but was told by a Deming resident that rattlers are out early this year and especially to watch out camping in places like City of Rocks. In particular, in that part of the world the Mojave Rattler is an issue: they are particularly lethal with a mix of toxins and are known to be aggressive and territorial.
DAMN! Can't say I'm loving that! You know where there are NONE? Chicago.....good to stay home this weekend. You guys have fun and stay safe (and obviously pay attention to the ground!)
 
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
3,926
Location
Sandia Park, NM
Yup. Watch out for the Mojave green rattlers. I have seen 2 of them here at my place. They are extremely aggressive, they don't just coil and rattle like a prairie rattler. They will chase after you. Remember to step on rocks to get over them, don't just step over.
Yikes! I thought I would just have to worry about the prairie rattlers in the E. Mtns. Now I have to pay attention to a different species?
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom