Santa Fe, New Mexico: Camel RockEasy to find; just off of a freeway exit and across from the Camel Rock Casino. And you already know what it looks like.
- Frontage Rd, Santa Fe, NM
- Just northwest of US Hwy 84/285 exit 175. Drive to the west side service road and turn north. There's a little parking area and a trail that quickly leads to the rock.
Visitor Tips and News About Camel Rock
Here is the Camel Rock. It is located across from the Camel Rock Casino.[Morgan Banning, 02/10/2005]
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]