Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
VNO
 
1975 Argosy 24
Germantown , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 118
New Mexico Camping

We are taking our 24 foot airstream and two kids to New Mexico in September.

We plan to home base around Albuquerque, but are really interested in some sights around Santa Fe and northwestward.

Is there a particular route that may provide us safe driving and good sights?
__________________

__________________
Eaglemate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
kokopat's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Hendersonville, NC , North Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 113
Images: 1
I lived in Santa Fe for 2 years back in '98 and '99. the Turquoise Trail is a nice alternate to I-25 going from ABQ to Santa Fe.
Enjoy,
Pat
__________________

__________________
kokopat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
FCloud9's Avatar
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Mohnton , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 366
Images: 1
New Mexico Camping

We have family in New Mexico for 15 yrs. Your family will have so many options to explore. Some of my favorites include Santa Fe, Taos, and Bandolier National Monument
Bandelier is an enormous rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence going back over 11,000 years. I was particularly mesmerized by the petroglyphs & dwellings carved into the cliffs, and standing masonry walls a tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.

And don't even get me started on the
regional cuisine....!



Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
FCloud9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 03:39 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
2005 19' Safari
GLENDALE , AZ
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,441
You might want to consider a side trip to Durango, CO. Lots of camping and outdoor adventures between Albuquerque and the Durango area, including:

• Mesa Verde National Park (Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings and ruins)

• Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

• Old 100 Gold Mine Tour (Silverton)

• Mild-to-Wild River Rafting & Jeep Tours (Durango)

• Soaring Colorado Treetop Adventures (Zip-Line Tours - Durango)

And, lots more!
__________________
Phoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 08:48 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Ahab's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Oracle , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,174
We love N.M, state parks. Google and you will see. No need to go up to Durango.
__________________
Ahab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
VNO
 
1975 Argosy 24
Germantown , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 118
Thanks ya'll! Do any of you have a favorite RV park? I see a lot on RV park reviews and can choose from some basics, but have you tried any of the off-the path parks like the one at Angel Fire?
__________________
Eaglemate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #7
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Eaglemate, New Mexico is a very large place, about three times the size of Tennessee. And there is stuff to see all over the place; there is just no way to see it all. Since you have some time left before your trip, I'd suggest that you get one of the New Mexico tourism publications. Select one part of the state (e.g., north central) and pick out stuff to see/do there. Pick your campground based on the area that you want to explore!

http://www.newmexico.org/download-central/


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 03:00 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
Rolland's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Chiefland , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 140
I like the thread-We will also be in NM late September in our 1967 30 footer-Shakedown voyage from Fl, first time out after the rebuild. We have friends in Questa, Taos, and Santa Fe. Haven't been back there in years, so appreciate any tips or recommendations. Rolland and Nancy 5953


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
Rolland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 07:06 AM   #9
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Rolland, unless you can put that 30' Sovereign in the driveway of one of your friends, you can camp near both Questa and Taos at BLM campgrounds: Wild Rivers is just a couple of miles from Questa, and Orilla Verde is just ten miles or so outside of Taos. (The Carson Nat'l Forest campgrounds in these parts generally close at the end of September, but the BLM ones remain open for a while.)

Oh, and if you are in these parts for any period, let me know! I'd love to see your Airstream! We also own a 67 Sovereign!


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 08:31 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Merkel , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 139
When you are in that area, I would recommend that you visit the Los Alamos area. It was the place where much of the research and development of the atomic bomb occurred during WWII. There is an excellent museum dedicated to the project and it is free. Much research still occurs in Los Alamos with one of the greatest concentrations of scientists in the U.S. The story of the development and the secrecy surrounding it is a truly interesting story told at the museum.
__________________
afneill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 11:35 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
pappy19's Avatar
 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Garden Valley , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,418
Having stayed at a few RV parks in and around Santa Fe, I highly recommend Rancheros de Santa Fe just outside of town. Much better than the Trailer Ranch on Cerrillos Road, that is a mess. While there, a must is Bishops Lodge for an afternoon or evening meal. Tia Sophia's in town is also a must place to eat; breakfast there is my favorite. Angelina's in Espanola has the best regional food experience IMHO.
__________________
2008 F-250 4X4 Lariat V-10
2002 Airstream Classic 30' w/SO #2074
2007 Kubota 900 RTV
1996 Ford Bronco
2007 Lincoln LT
pappy19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 09:48 PM   #12
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
ALBUQUERQUE , New Mexico
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 5
Eaglemate,

Ah, New Mexico. The Land Of Enchantment. A lot to see!

How long will you be here?

Want hookups or Boondock?

Just as a taste.......

1). Chaco Canyon (Facilities no hookups) is something you should see. Established around 500B.C. by the Chaconians as a regional trading/religious site. Get on line though to reserve a site to camp! Out of Bernalillo take Rt. 550 north towards Bloomfield. Drive about 1-1/2 hours north and turn west about 50 miles south of Bloomfield and take RT. 7061 to Chaco Canyon National Historical Park (it's marked). The road is not paved, but it's not bad except for the last two miles.

2). If your up towards Taos, get out of town north about 4 miles and head west on RT. 64 and cross the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (they filmed a Terminator movie here). You can pull over and walk across to view the gorge. Very impressive. Google Rio Grande Bridge to learn a lot more.

2a). You could continue north on RT. 285 into Southern Colo. and camp at the
Conejos River just north of the town Antonito, CO. Nice place!

3). (This is the Santa Fe National Forest - boondocking) Leave Albq. head north to Bernalillo and take RT.550 north to San Yisidro turn right and head to Jemez Pueblo. Go past the Waltowa Visitors Center and continue past the High School. The next turn to the left is Rt. 485 to Gilman continue on this paved road and go thru the tunnels (this is where they filmed The Lone Ranger) and the road turns into FR. 376 (unpaved) and you're climbing all the way (just take it slow, much to see!). You can do this with your trailer, we do it with ours and many others do it with 30 ftrs. Go up to mile marker 8 to 12 and camp anywhere you wish. Big meadows at about 7,500 ft. past Porters Landing. This road continues up to the top of the mountain and takes
you to Fenton Lake State Park (7,800 ft.) another great spot. Plenty of camping but call reservation.gov. and reserve a site.

4). Once on top of the Hill you can take this road RT. 4 over to Bandalier National
Moument, Los Alamos, White Rock and Valle Caldera all a very fine ride.

5). A good site to hang out and camp close to Albq. (an hour away)and between Albq. and Santa Fe is Cochiti Lake. Managed by the Corp of Enginneers. Hookup if you want. Ringtail Cat Loop has a very nice view of the lake from the bluff. (Site #72) Good clean showers and very well maintained. Easy on and off the Interstate 25.

Much more if you want. You can send me a private email if you'd like. Much to see.
Just let me know what you want.

"Bob"
__________________
Permit Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 08:40 AM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
Rolland's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Chiefland , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 140
Cool New Mexico Camping

We are planning on leaving Florida on 9/11/14 or thereabouts, and returning about 3 weeks later. We have work restraints before and after, so have to plan it that way. Last time we had trailered to Questa would have been in a 18' in about 1978. Have been there several time since by motorcycle and flying into Albuquerque, but will be nice to return by airstream. I am still working on the Airstream, exterior is done, but still a long ways to go on the interior. Will take it even if not completely finished inside, have waited long enough. I don't have any pressing work or VA appointments in that time period. Eaglemate, what is your schedule like? I really appreciate all the tips, will make traveling out there more interesting. I just sent away for the "America the Beautiful" card, I'm a disabled Vietnam vet way over 62 so it was free. Should make it a bit cheaper in the National sites. Happy Trails! Rolland
__________________
Rolland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
Jim Lee's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 318
Images: 125
Regina and I spent a large part of July in New Mexico, Go to the petroglyphs monument. we did the one that allowed dogs. we stayed at Turqoise something rv park in Cedar Crest, it was wonder full and we had shade.

Hyde Memorial park in Santa Fe we were in the overflow and boondocked for one night.

If you go north to Pilar and the Rio Bravo Campground on teh banks of the RIo Grande, BLM campground with lights and water. SPot 2 is the shady spot. We spend a week there and loved it. btw, the McDonald's in Taos is privately owned and the $1 sausage mcmiuffins are $2.98.

The blm camp was $7.50 a night with my golden age pass.
__________________

__________________
Jim Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Colorado/New Mexico Camping Sites Bluto Full-Timing 17 10-10-2017 11:24 AM
Electrical problem (camping in Mexico) jornvango Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 21 03-04-2014 02:07 PM
new member in New Mexico birdsong Member Introductions 6 04-27-2006 07:48 PM
New In New Mexico Blu_Hwy_Lady Member Introductions 8 04-02-2006 03:20 PM
Introducing WBCCI New Mexico's new web site Airstream25 WBCCI Forum 1 02-04-2006 08:37 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.