We went there a couple of years ago. We camped at Scott Lake (?) SP - it was a really nice pleasant evening, but the black flies drove us into the Casita
for dinner. Left the Casita
at the campground to go see the rocks, and it was warm and dry - Don't think we would've tried it the way you did! The state park has some Pueblo ruins - furthest east known. We thought that was interesting, too.