6.3 Average
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Red Rock Park

Churchrock, New Mexico


NM 118
Churchrock, New Mexico 87311
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.54167
Longitude: -108.60813

Elevation: 6690' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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41 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, but confusing sites. We only stayed there one night. It's a nice park with electric and water. It's quiet and restful. We can't give it a proper review, since it rained (read poured) the night we were there. The next morning the ground was solid, thankfully. And the night we stayed there was a rodeo and a wonderful fireworks show. The only downside was is that we tried to use the restroom, but they were locked. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Pleasant, quiet park. Not crowded or busy when no rodeo or convention is present. Lots of sand. Beautiful setting. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Check their calendar of Annual Events. When busy, reservations are needed.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is $22, not $20 as website stated.(vastly overpriced). Horrible signage, could not locate the office, nor did an employee come to collect as stated. Sites are all blow sand and dog poop (stepped in). Many water spigots are broken, as are the fire rings. 50A electric was fine. Verizon was good. Dump station had no water! Pretty area, but sites are small and basically not defined at all....they kind of run together. Apparently, this WAS a state park, but is now owned by the City of Gallup. Upon leaving, we tried to find where we could pay, as there is no booth or self-pay station, and finally found the tiny office located in a huge building about 1/4mile away. We would NOT stay here again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived at this facility before 7:00, set up camp, and went to eat. No attendant available. When we returned, we found out the bathrooms/shower houses were locked!!! An attendant (which never arrived) was supposed to give you a key. The place was downright scary and should be shut down! There were wild dogs roaming everywhere, one dog was caged and when anyone drove by threw the most horrible fit trying to get out and get you, and quite frankly it's was a dangerous place with people walking around at night! We should have left, but it was too dark and too hard to tear the camper down so my husband slept with a shotgun at our sides. We used the bushes for bathrooms that night - no drinking water available either. The next morning we went to PAY and couldn't even find the place to do it. As we left we finally stumbled upon the building and found the attendant. After paying, we asked to speak to the supervisor and was granted that wish. We were told that the place is a hangout for drunks coming over from the reservations. The bathrooms are locked after 7:00 because they all want to sleep there. The dogs belong to them and a lady who lives there and works nights. The attendant was very nice, returned our camping fee, and has even taken these issues to the town to get them changed. He told us the attendant had quit so no one was ever going to come to unlock the bathrooms. He was very nice as he told us the dilemma. However, that does not change the fact that it is a very unsafe, scary place where people use the bathroom everywhere. Do NOT stay there. We have traveled all over the US and never seen such a place. I would take my chances in a field along the interstate before staying here again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Older state park. The campsites are confusing at best. If you can find a park worker (at the museum) they will point you to one that may work for your rig. Campsite do not seem very level, had to use blocks under my class A to get to level. Electric good voltage. water faucet leaked a bit, pressure good. Fire pits not really usable. A few stray dogs roam the camp. Did not see any panhandlers. But did not want to leave anything out at night. You can pay at the museum, also an attendant will come around about 5 pm to collect. No OTA signal. Sat may work on some site. Our site 100 was one of the few pull throughs for our Class A. Could not get coach sat to work, carry out worked fine. Verizon signal good. T-Mobile signal good. Sites seem to just have water and electric. Dump station available. Area 2 parking that other's talk about is all cement, but only in use during events. A couple of good hikes in the area. Especially for sunrise and sunset hikes. Did not notice any train noise when were here. Exit directions are reversed - West bound use X-33 East-26. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Gallup a few minutes right down old 66. Go to the El Rancho Hotel, Many a western movie was made there, and the rooms are named after old movie stars. Many pic of movie stars on walls and a nice bar. Worth the drive.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This could be a nice park as it is located in a scenic location. However, it is run down and in need of a lot of work and attention. The first thing that has to be said - which we unfortunately did not read about anywhere - is that there are stray dogs at this campground. The notices put up by the campground operators on the toilets warn campers about the stray dogs. We would have preferred to have read those notices BEFORE entering the grounds. Second, there are also panhandlers on the campground. There is no security and no gate and literally anyone can come and go as they please. Also, some of the water spouts do not work, many of the benches are broken and the fire pits are falling apart and unusable. The attendant comes around at about 5 pm to collect the $20 fee and there are warning signs that other people may pass themselves off as the park attendant and to not pay those other people. Overall this is a terrible park which could, under the right management, be an absolutely wonderful park. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

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

Do not camp here.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park was close to I-40 and has beautiful views within about 8 miles of Gallup. There are water and 30/50 amp hookups and a nice easy to access dump station. Like most of this area, everything is dusty, but the sites are pretty level hard dirt. Some are back in and some are drive through. Ours was a drive through with a cement patio and large picnic table. It was cold and windy when we were here, so I did not get a chance to explore the trails. We had our choice of several sites since it was still winter. A park worker came after we set up and collected the fees. If you are self contained they do not provide you access to the bathrooms and showers, so I do not know what they were like inside. This is a city owned park that was previously a national park. There are covered horse stalls which would be very nice for those traveling with horses. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you come after the office is closed, pick your spot and set up. They will come around and collect the fee of $20 per night. I imagine this campground gets busy at other times of the year, but it was quite cold during our stay and very few other campers.

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 62

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

This is a beautiful, quiet campground. At $20 E & W, I think it's a good deal. We didn't bother going over to the museum to pay, just picked a spot and waited for the attendant to come get our payment. We understood from reading the prior reviews that that probably meant we wouldn't get a key for the restrooms, but we didn't need them. The setup is slightly confusing, but no big deal. It is all sand and since it had rained heavily the prior day there were some soft areas and some puddles but not a big deal. Plan accordingly. The utilities were well placed and worked properly. The site only required very slight leveling, and there are garbage pails about every two or three sites which I really appreciated. Verizon signal was very strong. We might even stay an extra night and would certainly stay again. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

From what we understand, this is a "Lions-Club" sponsored City Park, on property owned by the Navajo tribe. Museum, rodeo arena, horse stalls, picnic areas, hiking trails, "main" and "west" campgrounds; we were in the main campground. Pretty much open area, with some cottonwood and mesquite trees - some sites pretty shady. All areas are dirt, some gravel, some grass, most internal roads paved; about 112-115 sites. Power and water were both good; hardware in good repair. Wish we'd had more time, as there were a couple trails we would have liked to hike. Good value - nice park, for overnite. Hookup placement caused a bit of confusion - fortunately not too full this nite. Park not designed by RV-savvy designer. Watch for gopher holes. We camped at Red Rock Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
112
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 214
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 38

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: 103
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 56

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: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 168
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 47

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: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 80
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 22

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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