Category : New Mexico

Grants New Mexico

Another day of just driving and not sightseeing. We drove from Las Vegas to Grants and would love to have explored El Malpais and the surrounding area for a few days but with the Governor’s lockdown orders we can’t. Oh well.   Grant is known as the “Uranium Capital of the World” and is about 80 miles west of Albuquerque …

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Las Vegas New Mexico

Off to Vegas!! Las Vegas!! In New Mexico!! We headed over the Raton Pass which had lots of warning signs for animals but all we saw were some antelope on the other side.   We drove on to Vegas to the KOA which sits in the southern part of Vegas in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We …

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Santa Rosa Lake State Park Rocky Point Campground Site A14

  We headed east on I-40 through Albuquerque to the eastern part of New Mexico. Along the way we stopped at Camping World in Albuquerque for a few parts and then headed east and exited I-40 to drive the New Mexico Musical Road near Tijeras. Not quite the loud music we thought it would be but it was kind of …

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Sky City Acoma Pueblo New Mexico

Acoma is where Sky City Acoma Pueblo is located and is the homeland for the Acoma people. It sits about 370 feet above the desert floor atop a mesa and dates back to as early as 1100AD. At the base of the mesa sits the Sky City Cultural Center which has a gift shop, short film area, a lovely café, …

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Sky City RV Park Acoma New Mexico

  Along I-40 sits the village of Acoma which is home to the Acoma Pueblo people.  There is a casino located there along with a lovely, simple RV park which provides easy access for an overnighter, utilizing the casino, and/or visiting the Acoma Pueblo (covered in next post).   RV Park: Sky City RV Park Location: Acoma, New Mexico (just …

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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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Written on Nov, 08, 2015 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
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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