Santa Fe, New Mexico: Camel Rock

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Address:
Camel Rock Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Directions:
US Hwy 285 exit 175. Turn west, then drive north about a hundred yards along the frontage road. There's a little parking area and a trail that quickly leads to the rock.
Admission:
Free
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Camel Rock.

Camel Rock
Easy to find; just off a highway exit, across from the Camel Rock Casino. And you already know what it looks like. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/27/2017]

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Camel Rock.

Camel Rock

Here is the Camel Rock. It is located across from the Camel Rock Casino.

[Morgan Banning, 02/10/2005]
Camel Rock

Camel Rock is located in Pojoque, between Santa Fe and Espanola. There is really not much in Pojoaque -- it is the closest town to several Native America reservations in the area -- so unfortunately the small town is filled with several casinos and all-you-can-eat diners. There are a few tacky souvenir places in Pojoaque with rubber drums, fake Kachina dolls, tomahawks, etc. Anyhow, Pojoaque is pure Americana.

How can you describe Camel Rock? It's basically a rock that looks like a camel sitting down. There is a giant lower rock and a large rock which shoots upward forming a neck, that is crowned by a rock on top, the head. Anyone from northern New Mexico knows all about this landmark. Growing up in northern New Mexico this was often the highlight of our trips to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

[Josh Rosenfeld, 06/17/2001]

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