Camping in New Mexico

The “Land of Enchantment” welcomes campers to explore the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Colorado Plateau, Basin, and Range. New Mexico has 35 state parks and two national parks. Campers can rock climb in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, explore the Carlsbad Caverns, or go sandboarding in White Sands National Park. New Mexico’s vastness also offers dispersed camping for those looking to enjoy some time alone in the wilderness.

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Rio Chama Wild And Scenic River

El Vado Lake is a reservoir located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Water is impounded by the earth-filled El Vado Dam, on the Rio Chama, 642 feet (196 m) long and 175 feet (53 m) high, completed in 1935. The 3,200-acre (13 km2) lake is 5 miles (8.0 km) long and over 1 mile (1.6 km) wide, and lies at an elevation of 6,900 feet (2,100 m). The area ...

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The Rattlesnake Springs Historic District is part of an isolated unit of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, surrounding a spring that creates an oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert. The area was homesteaded and farmed in 1880 by William Henry Harrison. Harrison, who claimed kinship with U.S. President William Henry Harrison, established the Harrison ditch system to irrigate the lands, which remains in ...

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Santa Fe National Forest

Santa Fe Baldy (Tewa: Povip'in) is a prominent summit in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, United States, located 15 mi (24 km) northeast of Santa Fe. There are no higher mountains in New Mexico south of Santa Fe Baldy. It is prominent as seen from Los Alamos and communities along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico, but is relatively inconspicuous from Santa Fe, as its north-so...

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in the American Southwest hosting a concentration of pueblos. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Col...

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Oliver Lee Memorial

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, whose two tracts preserve a canyon in the Sacramento Mountains and Oliver Lee's historic 19th-century ranch house. The 640-acre (260 ha) park is located in Otero County at an elevation of 4,363 feet (1,330 m). It is situated at the base of Dog Canyon and provides opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, wildlife...

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Carson National Forest

Taos is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Initially founded in 1615, it was intermittently occupied until its formal establishment in 1795 by Nuevo México Governor Fernando Chacón to act as fortified plaza and trading outpost for the neighboring Native American Taos Pueblo (the town's namesake) and Hispano communities, including R...

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Hyde Memorial

Hyde Memorial State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Summertime activities include hiking and camping, the park is popular for tubing on the snow-covered hillsides in the winter. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.

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