From the KOA website: Travelers along the Santa Fe Trail used to arrive on horseback or by wagon to this lawless frontier town, where Billy the Kid once evaded a lynch mob. Today, travelers enjoy a more civilized reception at this KOA, tucked into the pinon- and juniper-scented foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Wagon-wheel ruts, 900 historic buildings and the Fort Union National Monument highlight the areas past. Lakes and a national wildlife refuge showcase its natural wonders. At KOAs Café del Guapo, sample the green-chile Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and delicious steaks. Have your reunion or get-together in the new rec hall facility. Find Southwest and authentic Indian items in the campground store. Summertime fire truck rides at KOA make for a memorable visit. Rental unit/loft available (seasonal with breakfast). Limited services December 1 to March 1. Pool: May 15 - September 15. Max pull thru: 110 feet. Your hosts: Denny and Debby Matthews.
We came to see the town, because when passing through NM you have to stop and see how their Vegas compares, you know. The town was pretty neat! I loved all the history there. The KOA on the other hand has seen better days. The hosts were really sweet people but the establishment needed some fixing. The showers weren't very clean and it seemed like the faucet was going to fall out of the wall.. So overall.. if you were going to stay here I would suggest spending most of your time in the town because the camp site isn't worth while…
We stopped here for an overnighter and it was not the most aesthetic choice, but the town of Las Vegas is quite charming. The town has a great plaza and historic hotel where we had a pretty good meal. The sunsets and landscape in this part of New Mexico really take your breath away.
The Las Vegas, NM KOA was one of the prettiest KOA settings I have seen. It is a stunning location, and the town of Las Vegas is charming. The owners are were kind and helpful. That being said, this property is tired and in need of some maintenance and love. Our camping cabin needed chinking, I could see light through the logs. Happily there was a heater for the cold rainy night. The shower house was in great need of an update. Breakfast was delicious, but really slow as there was only one kind gentleman doing the cooking and there were several groups to feed. Some people cancelled their orders and left rather than staying to eat.
All that said, I would stay here again. The people were kind, the cost was reasonable, and it still beats a tent in the rain when passing through on a long road trip. And as I said at that start - it is beautiful. My kids loved the playground.
This was our base of operations for a visit to Fort Union National Historic Site.
Loved the atmosphere and how much there was to do!