Places to Camp near Ojo Caliente, NM

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Best Camping Sites Near Ojo Caliente, NM (215)

    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    Camper-submitted photo from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

    1.

    Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

    12 Reviews
    68 Photos
    98 Saves
    Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

    Welcome to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a gem nestled in the high country of New Mexico. This spot is perfect if you love hot springs and vintage campers. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, making it a versatile choice for any type of camper.

    One of the standout features here is the access to the mineral springs spa, although it's not included in the camping fee. The spa boasts a variety of pools with different temperatures and mineral contents, steam rooms, a mud bath, and even a lap swimming pool. It's a bit pricey, but many visitors say it's worth every penny. If you plan your visit for early or mid-week, you'll find it less crowded.

    The campground itself is equipped with electric hookups, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station, though the latter comes with an extra fee. The bathhouse is well-maintained, offering hot showers and flush toilets. For those who need to stay connected, there's electricity and Wi-Fi, though cell service can be spotty.

    Foodies will appreciate the on-site restaurant and pub, which has received high praise for its delicious offerings. If you're into hiking, there are trails right from the property and the nearby national forest offers even more outdoor adventures.

    Pets are welcome, and there's a market on-site for any essentials you might need. Just a heads-up, the nearest full-service town is Espanola, about 30 minutes away, so plan accordingly.

    Overall, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa offers a unique blend of relaxation and adventure, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to unwind and explore the beauty of New Mexico.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Valley RV Park & Campground

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    Taos Valley RV Park & Campground

    24 Reviews
    42 Photos
    90 Saves
    Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

    Welcome to Taos Valley RV Park & Campground, a charming spot nestled just outside of Taos, NM. This place is a gem for anyone looking to explore the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the area while enjoying some peace and quiet.

    The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, glamping options, and even yurts. It's got all the essentials covered: drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Plus, it's pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness and attention to detail. Visitors have noted the well-maintained grounds, with plenty of vegetation providing a bit of privacy between sites. There's a walking trail around the park, perfect for stretching your legs or taking your dog for a stroll.

    The location is another big plus. You're close enough to Taos to easily access all the activities and attractions, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance, and a major grocery store is just a short drive away.

    For those who need to stay connected, be aware that the Wi-Fi can be a bit spotty, so having a backup plan might be wise if you're working remotely. But honestly, with the beautiful surroundings and the charm of Taos, you might find yourself wanting to unplug and just enjoy the moment.

    Whether you're here for a quick stop or planning to stay a while, Taos Valley RV Park & Campground offers a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Riana - Abiquiu Lake

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    Riana - Abiquiu Lake

    18 Reviews
    91 Photos
    173 Saves
    Cañones, New Mexico

    Overview

    Riana Campground is located on a 150 ft. bluff overlooking the scenic Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico, just one hour northwest of charming Santa Fe. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet on the Rio Chama, a tributary of the legendary Rio Grande.

    Recreation

    Abiquiu Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The fishing here is some of the finest in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy boating, water skiing, and hiking. Lake shore access for boat launching is 1 mile from the campground.

    Facilities

    Abiquiu Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The fishing here is some of the finest in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy boating, water skiing, and hiking. Lake shore access for boat launching is 1 mile from the campground.

    Natural Features

    Fragrant Pinion pine, juniper, and sage cover the campsite, providing a distinct smell of northern New Mexico, but offering limited shade. Colorful rock formations surround the park. Visitors are awarded a panoramic view of the narrow mesa, Cerro Pedernal, locally known as "Pedernal." Famous American painter, Georgia O'Keefe, had her ashes scattered over its top.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (505) 685-4561.

    Nearby Attractions

    Northern New Mexico is full of beauty and history. The educational and historical Ghost Ranch is about 10 minutes from the park. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, San Pedro Wilderness, Cumbres Toltec Railroad, Chaco Canyon, and Bandelier National Monument are all nearby. The ski-town of Taos is just over an hour away, and colorful Santa Fe is an hour southeast, both with restaurants, shops, and museums.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area

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    BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area

    8 Reviews
    10 Photos
    289 Saves
    Carson, New Mexico

    The Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. Nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande and within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge, the campgrounds in this area offer nearby access to the river. The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and the steep canyon rises 800 feet from the river to the Gorge rim.

    Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and more. The Rio Grande also has attracted humans since prehistoric times. Evidence of ancient peoples is found throughout the Recreation Area in the form of petroglyphs on the rocks and many other types of archaeological sites.

    The climate at Orilla Verde is semi-arid, with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from October through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90 degrees, and winter temperatures range from -15 to 45 degrees

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed

    $5 - $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Campground

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    Black Canyon Campground

    25 Reviews
    69 Photos
    442 Saves
    Tesuque, New Mexico

    Overview

    At 8475 feet in elevation, Black Canyon Campground is in a great location to experience some of the finest mountain scenery the Southwest has to offer. The facility is newly renovated and provides access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Campers can enjoy warm days and cool weather in the summer months, providing a scenic getaway from the desert heat.

    Recreation

    Hikers enjoy a pleasant hiking 1.5-mile trail that loops around the campground and into the surrounding forest. Several additional hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails are located nearby. The Pecos Wilderness can be accessed eight miles from the campground, with many trails leading to majestic peaks and through valleys, canyons and forested groves. Many recreation opportunities exist along Highway 475, both above and below Black Canyon Campground, including hiking and biking trails and picnic areas. In the winter, the area offers both Nordic and alpine skiing.

    Facilities

    Hikers enjoy a pleasant hiking 1.5-mile trail that loops around the campground and into the surrounding forest. Several additional hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails are located nearby. The Pecos Wilderness can be accessed eight miles from the campground, with many trails leading to majestic peaks and through valleys, canyons and forested groves. Many recreation opportunities exist along Highway 475, both above and below Black Canyon Campground, including hiking and biking trails and picnic areas. In the winter, the area offers both Nordic and alpine skiing.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a forest of pine, aspen and fir trees. A good mix of sun and shade is found throughout the area. Many beautiful views are found in the surrounding forest.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is located about seven miles northeast of the town of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This unique town is known for its cultural heritage, art galleries and museums.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (505) 753-7331 for general information.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Toilets

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument

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    Juniper Family Campground — Bandelier National Monument

    28 Reviews
    209 Photos
    300 Saves
    White Rock, New Mexico

    Overview

    Juniper Family Campground is the ideal place to camp on the Pajarito Plateau. Located just inside the main park entrance, the campground is a short drive from the Bandelier Visitor Center, the Frijoles Canyon Shuttle bus system (mid-May to mid-October), and the adjacent towns of Los Alamos and White Rock. Juniper Family Campground is the perfect "home base" to explore the Pajarito Plateau, Jemez Mountains, and all of north central New Mexico!____ The campground is divided into 3 loops: Abert's Squirrel Loop (Loop A) campsites are available year-round as first-come, first serve only. Pay for first-come, first-serve campsites at the self-pay kiosk located at the Juniper Family Campground or in-person at the Bandelier Visitor Center during business hours.__ Black Bear Loop (Loop B) campsites are open year-round and are reservable up to 6 months in advance. Some sites may open on shorter booking windows (7 or 14 days in advance or the day of arrival).__ Coyote Loop (Loop C) campsites are open seasonally, March 1 ___ October 31, and are reservable up to 6 months in advance. Some sites may open on shorter booking windows (7 or 14 days in advance).__ You may also book campsite reservations in Loops B & C on the day of arrival (subject to availability). HOWEVER, cell service/data is not always reliable in the park and no public WiFi is available. The park highly recommends booking your reservation from the neighboring towns of Los Alamos and White Rock before heading to Bandelier.____ Group campsites (in Loop A) are available by reservation only up to 12 months in advance until the day before arrival (subject to availability). Same day reservations are not available for group campsites.

    Recreation

    Bandelier is home to over 70 miles (113 km) of hiking trails most of which are located within federally designated wilderness. Two trails are accessible directly from Juniper Family Campground. The Frey Trail follows the historic route into Frijoles Canyon and descends down the canyon wall to the Visitor Center and the Main Loop Trail. The Tyuonyi Overlook Trail leaves the amphitheater parking area for a 3/4-mile (1.2 km) hike across the open mesa top to an overlook providing breathtaking views of Frijoles Canyon and of Tyounyi, an ancestral Pueblo village. The Bandelier Visitor Center houses museum exhibits, park film, information and ranger programs, Western National Parks Association sales outlet, and more. Entrance to Frijoles Canyon and the Visitor Center is by shuttle bus only (or by hiking) from mid-May to mid-October. These areas are accesibile by private vehicle outside the shuttle bus period.______ Many other opportunities for recreation and exploring the history and culture of the area are nearby, such as Valles Caldera National Preserve, Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Los Alamos museums, the Jemez District of the Santa Fe National Forest, US Department of Energy public recreation trails, and others around Los Alamos County.____ Rock climbing is prohibited within Bandelier National Monument, however many popular climbs are within a short drive up Route 4 into the Jemez Mountains.

    Facilities

    Bandelier is home to over 70 miles (113 km) of hiking trails most of which are located within federally designated wilderness. Two trails are accessible directly from Juniper Family Campground. The Frey Trail follows the historic route into Frijoles Canyon and descends down the canyon wall to the Visitor Center and the Main Loop Trail. The Tyuonyi Overlook Trail leaves the amphitheater parking area for a 3/4-mile (1.2 km) hike across the open mesa top to an overlook providing breathtaking views of Frijoles Canyon and of Tyounyi, an ancestral Pueblo village. The Bandelier Visitor Center houses museum exhibits, park film, information and ranger programs, Western National Parks Association sales outlet, and more. Entrance to Frijoles Canyon and the Visitor Center is by shuttle bus only (or by hiking) from mid-May to mid-October. These areas are accesibile by private vehicle outside the shuttle bus period.______ Many other opportunities for recreation and exploring the history and culture of the area are nearby, such as Valles Caldera National Preserve, Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Los Alamos museums, the Jemez District of the Santa Fe National Forest, US Department of Energy public recreation trails, and others around Los Alamos County.____ Rock climbing is prohibited within Bandelier National Monument, however many popular climbs are within a short drive up Route 4 into the Jemez Mountains.

    Natural Features

    Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres (13355 ha) of rugged, beautiful canyon and mesa country which features evidence of human presence going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.____ Bandelier National Monument sits at the southern end of the Pajarito (Spanish for little bird) Plateau. The plateau was formed by two eruptions 1.6 and 1.4 million years ago. Home to the Bandelier Wilderness, Bandelier ranges from 5340 ft (1628 m) at the Rio Grande River to the south and 10,199 ft (3109 m) at the summit of Cerro Grande to the north, almost a mile of elevation change in just under 12 miles (19 km). This elevation gradient creates a unique diversity of habitats specific to Northern New Mexico. The diversity of habitats and quick access to water supported a relatively large population of Ancestral Pueblo people. Currently, Pi__on-Juniper woodlands dominate in the southern parts of the park transitioning through ponderosa pine savannahs and forests, finally reaching mixed conifer forests at the highest elevation. Scattered throughout the park are desert grasslands, montane meadows, and riparian areas in the canyon bottoms. Over 70 miles (113 km) of trails at Bandelier climb in and out of deep canyons and cross large flat mesas, showcasing the entire spectrum of volcanic geology and ecosystems found within the park. The park is home to over 55 species of mammals including mule deer, Abert's squirrels, mountain lions, black bears, and 16 species of bats. Reptiles and amphibians of all shapes and sizes can be seen. Birds such as Steller's jays, canyon towhees and mountain chickadees stay year-round, whereas turkey vultures, western tanagers, and black-headed grosbeaks are summer residents.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (505) 672-3861.

    Nearby Attractions

    The town of Los Alamos has shopping, museums, amenities, a movie theater, ice rink, ski hill, and is home to Manhattan Project National Historic Site.____ Nearby Department of Energy and US Forest Service lands provide trails which accommodate pets.__ Valles Caldera National Preserve is 16 miles (26 km) west of Bandelier.____ Jemez Historic Site is 37 miles (60 km) west.__ Pecos National Historical Park is 70 miles (113 km) southeast.____ Santa Fe, 40 miles (64 km) south of the park, is home to the New Mexico state capitol, museums, historic districts, art galleries, food, accomodations, and more.__

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica
    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica
    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica
    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica
    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica
    Camper-submitted photo from Hotel Luna Mystica

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    Hotel Luna Mystica

    13 Reviews
    63 Photos
    202 Saves
    Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

    Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and campground in Taos, NM. We are an independent property, located 15 minutes from downtown Taos, near the Gorge Bridge, Mamby Hot Springs and Earthship Biotecture. We are also next door to Taos Mesa Brewing, a full restaurant and venue. Our camp sites are primitive but we do have a free standing tiny house with 2 indoor bathrooms/showers, 2 outdoor showers, and a utility sink with great drinking water on the outside. We have WiFi which may help as cell service is spotty on the west side of Taos. Access to our brand new lounge! Sites are not marked, we prefer to let people find places that feel good to them. The area is safe. No creepy crawlies, just coyotes, bunnies, friendly dogs and a cat. There are fire pits and wood is available for purchase on site. Please respect neighbors, campground is mellow.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed

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    Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed

    38 Reviews
    81 Photos
    482 Saves
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Welcome to the Sante Fe National Forest BLM-Road 62 Dispersed camping area in New Mexico. This spot is perfect for those who enjoy a more rugged, no-frills camping experience. It's a large area with plenty of space to set up camp wherever you can get your vehicle. The main roads are in decent shape, but the side roads can be a bit rough, so be prepared for some bumps.

    One of the standout features here is the sheer openness and the beautiful views of the surrounding area. Sunrises and sunsets are particularly stunning, making it a great place for photography or just soaking in the natural beauty. Despite being close to a landfill, you won't notice any smell or garbage, which is a pleasant surprise.

    There are no hookups or running water, so come prepared with your own supplies. The only amenity you'll find is a vault toilet near the entrance. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a campfire under the stars, but you'll need to bring your own firewood.

    Pets are welcome, but keep in mind that not everyone keeps their dogs on a leash, so if you're bringing your furry friend, be prepared for some canine visitors. The area is also popular for activities like hiking and shooting, so it can get a bit noisy at times.

    Overall, if you're looking for a free, spacious, and scenic spot near Santa Fe, this dispersed camping area is a solid choice. Just remember to pack out all your trash and leave the place better than you found it. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Junction Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taos Junction Campground
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    El Rito Campground

    4 Reviews
    9 Photos
    31 Saves
    El Rito, New Mexico

    11 campsites at 7600' with excellent hiking and fishing access, this area is often crowded in summer

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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Ojo Caliente, NM?

According to TheDyrt.com, Ojo Caliente, NM offers a wide range of camping options, with 215 campgrounds and RV parks near Ojo Caliente, NM and 51 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Ojo Caliente, NM?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Ojo Caliente, NM is Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa with a 4.3-star rating from 12 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Ojo Caliente, NM?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 51 free dispersed camping spots near Ojo Caliente, NM.

What parks are near Ojo Caliente, NM?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 parks near Ojo Caliente, NM that allow camping, notably Carson National Forest and Santa Fe National Forest.