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Churchrock, New Mexico

Red Rock Park

Churchrock, New Mexico



Churchrock, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 722-3839

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $20 5/2016

Latitude: 35.54167
Longitude: -108.60813

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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31 Reviews

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

First, how to pay for a site here. If you go to the office inside the museum Mon-Fri. 8-4 you can pay with cash, check, or credit card and get a key to the bathrooms/ showers. After hours or weekends: a employee will come around during the evening and you can pay them with cash or check, I don't think they have the bathroom keys.

Second, picking a site. They have 2 main areas for camping. (Area 1) One is in area that has trees scattered about that offer some shade. (Area 2) The other one is a large parking lot without a lick of shade. Area 2 looks like it gets used for big events like rodeos and is mainly overflow.

Area 1 is close to an immense wall of Red Sandstone and has some shade. The thing about Area 1 is the sites are not well defined so campers tend to park their rv's any way they want, which leads to a lot of confusion as to where exactly the sites are. The sites are not all that level but should be in the range of most leveling systems.

If you get a key to the bathrooms you will find them clean and have showers with good pressure and plenty of hot water. The area is pretty quiet but you can hear the trains running up and down the main line of the BNSF all day and night long. On the plus side, they are not blowing their horns. There are a couple of nice hikes up in the red rock canyons behind the campground that are way beyond well marked and while not impossible to get lost, you'd have to work at it. Verizion MiFi works great. We spent several days here and will stop by again if in the area. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Gallup with well over 100 Native American Trading posts. The museum in the park has some nice exhibits and is free. The hiking out the back of the park rivals most any place we've been. It's a good base camp for visiting several National Monuments and the Zuni Pueblo.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this city park during our trip to AZ for the winter. We usually stay overnight at Walmarts, but this park looked decent and was easy access from I40. What a great find (and WAY better than a Walmart parking lot????). We were going to just spend one night, but the hiking looked too good to pass up, so we stayed an extra day. Beautiful hiking trail amongst the red rock hills, very peaceful and quiet. Some of the trail is close to an edge with a significant drop off, so use caution if hiking with dogs (or children). The park itself used to be a state park but now is run by the city of Gallup. A city employee comes by every evening to collect the fees. Not that we wanted to use the bathrooms in the park, but they were locked and we were not given a key. Sites are decently flat, but all sand, as is the rest of the park. Not a problem during our stay, but if windy or raining, it could cause problems. Picknik table with concrete pad underneath and a grill/fire pit at most sites. Decent, quiet park if you need a place to stay in the area. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A former NM state park, now operated by city of Gallup. We used the RV campground Sunday, Oct 11, 2015, and this was a problem.

The park campground has locked restrooms, and you can only get a key when you pay. You can't make phone-only reservations or pay on weekends, phones aren't answered, no staff on site during entire weekend. No porta potty as backup for day visitors. We were in a Coleman tent trailer, and the campers in next site let us use their RV toilet.

No campground map is available, no entry information describing where office is located, no information where primitive sites are located, no host site. No senior, military or long-term discounts.

Roads are paved and fairly easy to navigate. My site had a new steel picnic table. The firebox was turned upside down and unusable. Electric pole was convenient, but water spigot had no pressure, had to use another site's water. Sites are mixed in size, shape and level. No cable or phone connections. Cell phone reception is good with Verizon. No dump station.

Landscaping is minimal, no ground cover on the bare sand, occasional low-grade deciduous trees drip sap on vehicles. Any wind may produce a sandstorm in campground. Rainstorms may wash out some campsites. Drivepads are crumbling asphalt.

Nearby BNSF railroad is a major freight line and runs large, noisy mile-long loads all night long with multiple engines.

The nearby Red Rocks are absolutely spectacular, a photographer's dream. Fairly easy to climb, but not handicap accessible. Endless natural beauty. Unmarked, unmaintained trails. Elevation about 6,500'.

Overall Value unknown - wasn't able to pay.

Overall Cleanliness unknown - couldn't get into locked bathrooms, so marked as None available. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Tent Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Come in December for the hot air balloon rally. Staff may be on site for the weekend.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park. We arrived on a Wednesday after the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta so there were about 15 RV's in the park. The sites are all dirt but level with a picnic table (pretty old and used), a cement pad and 50/30/20 amp electric service with water. There are 2 dumps - and we used the one closest to the campground. It was a huge cement pad with 2 dumps.
We got there about 4:00, after the office was closed so found a spot under some trees, hooked up and waited for the camp ranger to roll around and we paid then. She gave us some maps of the area, a nice park brochure and a nice booklet about Gallup itself.
We were extremely lucky when 2 balloons took off one of the mornings we were there. We volunteered to help them launch and they told us to hop in. Wow. We got an hour long ride over the Red Rocks. What a thrill and so unexpected.
We got a key to the restroom from the ranger. They were clean but old.
A nice park and I'll agree with others that it was a hidden gem but it could be dusty in the wind. Verizon worked but there was no over-the-air TV. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Wonderful hiking with several trails. We took the trail to Church Rock and returned down the Slick Rock trail with footsteps carved out of the rock. We also took the Pyramid Mt hike with 360 degree views of the whole area. Not to be missed.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

50 amp site, W/E. Flat site on sand. Good Verizon and Direct TV coverage. Very nice little town park. Will stay here again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Gallup NM and other sightseeing in the area. Be sure to visit the Hotel El Rancho. It is worth the trip to downtown Gallup. Beautiful lobby, second floor balcony has pictures of old actors and other famous folks. You can wander through for free.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park several minutes North of I-40 and is a City of Gallup, NM park. The attendant was very courteous and pointed us to one of the longest pull thru spaces that would accommodate our Motorhome without detaching our tow. I had read that the park was very dusty when windy and that was a fact. We arrived right before a thunderstorm and there was red dust blowing around. But when the rains came, the dust was settled. But we did have to take our shoes off before entering the coach as they were caked with red dirt. It is a very beautiful and stunning location and some nice trails to take. Very good value for an overnight stop as well. The busy train line to the south has frequent trains all nightlong and you can hear the rumble of the trains but there were no whistles blowing which was a plus. With the windows up, you wouldn't hear very much of the trains. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is older & is a retired State Park now a City of Gallup, New Mexico, Park. This is a very neat beautifully scenic red rock park. It was hard to leave this park after 9 days or so because it was very relaxed & beautiful, a hidden treasure without enough reviews--because I had never heard of it & may never have gone if I hadn't been tired & just ended up here. Beautiful location. There are certain spots at the Church Rock Trail side that have extreme wind. This can stir up a lot of fine sand. The staff is generous. A hidden treasure type of park. Older, but a very beautiful, magical, treasured location. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The rock formations, Church Rock & Pyramid Rock, are amazing & healthy treasured hikes. There is an interesting small museum & plenty of good walking areas

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is nightly for electric (50/30/20 amp) and water. The restrooms/showers closest to where we were parked were locked during the two days we were there. Directions listed on the website are reversed for traveling east and west on I-40. Use exit 33 if traveling west on I-40. Easy access and big rig friendly. Signs at the park indicate pick a spot and then go to the office/museum to pay. We arrived on a Saturday and the office/museum was closed, but a Gallup City employee came around in the early evening to collect the fee. This is a large park with sites of varying sizes and views. The entire park is dirt, so it gets dusty when the wind blows, but the park looked well maintained. Each site has a picic table and fire ring. The site we chose was nearly level. There were no over the air TV channels. Verizon data service worked well. There are hiking trails nearby. We did see a couple of stray dogs run through the campground while we were there. And, we had a visit from a panhandler on Sunday afternoon. He was a bit startled by our growling dog and didn't linger. Being that we were the only RV in the campground at the time, it was a bit unsettling. There were two other RVs in the park with us the first night, but they left the following morning. We were the only ones in the park the second day until late afternoon when another RV showed up for the night. We felt better having another RV in the campground. If we were passing through the area at a time when we thought there would be other RVs in the campground, we'd stay here again. However, we won't plan a stay during the off season, which November appears to be. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed based upon other reviews. Positives, very cheap, nice views, Okay for doggies, however lots and lots of sticker bushes, hard to walk them. Check-in: yipes, signs hard to follow, it's next door to the museum, left side of convention center. Everyone really nice, if you want pull into the park pick a place, then go register and pay, take some cash. They have a ton of events here. I would call and make sure they have some spots. No one there when we went. Showers are clean and okay; just look old from lots of use. Would stay there again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in a beautiful location. The museum is really very good. I found it more extensive and informative than the museum at Window Rock. It is far enough from I-40 that there is little road or train noise. The only downside is the blowing sand if it is windy. Staff is really helpful and friendly. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nestled in a lovely south-facing red rock canyon, this campground is a jewel for those headed east or west on I-40, which is only about 1 mile away. Train tracks are about 1/2 mile away, but with the windows closed I couldn't hear the trains. I took 1 star off because with windows open one might be able to hear the trains at night. Sites have water and electric, are well-spaced, and are reasonably level. Campground is grass and sand, and not a speck of trash anywhere. Restrooms were clean, with soap and paper towel dispensers and large showers. Very friendly and polite staff. We were touring the museum and rain was threatening, and several of the campground staff offered to give us a ride back to our RV when we finished seeing the museum. Please do not miss the fine museum, which is only about a 5 minute walk from the campground. Nice sand art paintings, excellent large wood carvings, fine southwest jewelry, baskets, pottery, early stone and clay utensils, etc. It is rare that one finds a campground as nice as this, as inexpensive, so close to an interstate, and with so much to offer for the overnight traveler. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic scenery! Clean, level sites. Easy access (within a mile) to I-40. Be sure to visit the Indian museum at this facility. Note that we don’t carry a TV around so no cable service is necessary. We use the fifth-wheel primarily to have a comfortable place to sleep, a toilet and shower that don’t offer surprises, and someplace to store food. Other than that, we live outside! We camped at Red Rock Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

With a rate of 20 USD per night, there is not much to complain of. We stayed here at a time when there were no events and the campground was almost empty, which can be a little spooky. But - no problems whatsoever. Restrooms/showers were clean albeit a bit worn. If you're looking for a cheap place for the night, then this is the place. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I can completely understand some previous ratings due to the time of year and the type of usage this campground gets.Certain times of the year it is a horse camp and with horses you get flies. And there is certain times of the year I would not come here and with that being said March is a good time to come, too cold for flies and virtually no one in Camp. But beware when the wind gust blows the sand and dirt flies everywhere. This camp is fine dirt and sand with gravel but the grounds were very clean. This is our second time here in four years and we would return outside of the peak camping season and definitely not when they are using it for a horse camp or rodeo grounds. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful sport that is treated like trash. Gorgeous red cliffs with trees and hiking. The campsite was littered with trash and horse manure. There were hundreds of flies every where. The hiking trails had trash all over them. The trains were loud as well. We would not stay here again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

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