Category : New Mexico

Rockhound State Park - Deming, New Mexico

  Rockhound State Park, nestled in the Florida Mountains southeast of Deming, is a unique state park where you are free to collect rock samples, up to 15 pounds, and take home with you. This park, as the name implies, is frequented by “Rockhounds”.  It is a beautiful setting with large spacious sites that are well maintained.   Campground: Rockhound …

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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park - Dog Canyon Trail

  Dog Canyon Trail – A 5 ½ mile trail with a 3,000 foot elevation gain. Yes, this trail will make you dog tired but the views and the scenery are outstanding. Yes, it is very steep in places but there are two areas where the trail flattens out a bit and has some beautiful alpine meadows.   Oliver Lee …

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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park - New Mexico

  This state park is located near Alamogordo and has 44 developed campsites, some with electric and water hookups, some dry camping only, and some sites reservable. The location makes for a beautiful setting and close enough to town to enjoy the tourist spots (White Sands National Monument, White Sands Missile Range, Space Museum, restaurants, etc.). This area is known …

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area - Carrizozo, New Mexico

Welcome to “Billy The Kid” country! Carrizozo Locals call this town Zozo which seems appropriate. Zozo is a cute little town with a historic district on 12th street with cute little old shops and colourful buildings. Don’t miss Roy’s Ice Cream Parlor which is only open in the summer. There is a development outside of town called Valle del Sol …

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area - Carrizozo, New Mexico

Valley of Fires Recreation Area is a 5,000 year old lava flow which is one of the youngest in the continental USA and is approximately 5 miles wide and 40 miles long and 160 feet deep. The campground is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and sits above the lava fields with terrific views. Campground: Valley of Fires …

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Santa Fe New Mexico shopping

  There is so much to see and do in the Santa Fe area that it is hard to do it all. We only spent 5 days there and still could not get through everything. Since I am a photographer and painter I love all the galleries and could spend days discovering new places and new artists. We started with …

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Santa Fe Skies RV Park

We had stayed here a number of years ago and got a site that was down the hill and unlevel. This year we made sure to request a level pull thru on top of the hill. We did get a pull thru and we did get on top of the hill but it was a short narrow site next to …

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Hwy 151 - Abiquiu, New Mexico

The area of Abiquiu has so much to see and do that we didn’t have any spare time and we still didn’t see everything. Ghost Ranch One of the most popular attractions in the area is Ghost Ranch which was a dude ranch in the early 1930s and where artist Georgia O’Keefe rented property and then eventually purchased a property …

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Riana Campground - Abiquiu,NM

Abiquiu is a small town located north of Santa Fe by about 60 miles and was made famous by the painter Georgia O’Keefe. It is home to Cerro Pedernal (Flint Hill), Ghost Ranch, a monastery in the desert, a mosque, lots of hiking trails and forest roads, and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery.  It is a beautiful area which we …

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Mass Ascension

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has multiple events throughout the 9 days. There are early morning sessions which include the Dawn Patrol where a few balloons (6 or so) launch just before sunrise to check out the winds. The balloons do a choreographed lighting of their burners which provided a lovely view of the balloons against the dark sky. Well worth …

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