Known as “The City Different,” Santa Fe holds a wealth of unique cultural and historical experiences, and the RV parks near Santa Fe offer access to it all. Whether you want to spend your trip exploring Old Town, immersed in the historic architecture, cultural diversity and world class art scene, or explore the surrounding mountains and forests, there are countless excellent RV parks in Santa Fe to fit your camping style.
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5 RV Parks Around Santa Fe for a Southwestern Getaway
We’ve rounded up some of the best RV parks around Santa Fe, according to campers who have been before. This way, you don’t have to be searching for campground information once you’re out there. Thanks to campground reviews on The Dyrt, you can be ready and prepared, before you embark on your Santa Fe camping adventure.
1. For Quiet Wilderness: Black Canyon Campground
The smell of pine, the sound of gobbling turkeys, and the cool mountain air await you in Black Canyon, just 8 miles north of Santa Fe. While gorgeous year-round, this area is especially scenic in the fall as the aspens turn shimmering gold. Located near the Pecos Wilderness, Black Canyon Campground has easy access to numerous hiking, mountain biking and horseback-riding trails, yet is still just minutes away from local restaurants and attractions on the outskirts of Santa Fe.
The primitive campground at Black Canyon offers 36 drive-in sites that can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet. There are also six walk-in tent sites and a few ADA accessible sites. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and grills, with drinking water and vault toilets available nearby. Hookups are not available at this location, but there is a fee dump station located at nearby Hyde Memorial State Park. The 1-mile Black Canyon Trail starts at the back of the campground loop. Dogs are permitted at this location; campsites are $10/night.
2. For Exploring the Historic Plaza: Los Sueños de Santa Fe RV Park & Campground
Founded in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States, where much of the city’s architecture and character has been preserved in a charming historic plaza. Here, visitors can roam cafes, galleries, and boutiques among winding streets where local artisans offer a bounty of southwestern foods and crafts. Located just a few miles southwest of the plaza, Los Sueños de Santa Fe RV Park & Campground is the perfect basecamp for exploring the historic area, where you can catch a quick ride on public transportation right into the heart of downtown.
The resort at Los Sueños offers nearly 100 drive-in and pull-through RV campsites with picnic tables, full hookups and Wifi. Some sites are available for visitors with small vehicles and tents. Onsite amenities include restroom, shower and laundry facilities, picnic pavilion, barbecue area, playground, and swimming pool. The resort is directly connected to Santa Fe’s trail system, which visitors can use to walk or ride all the way to downtown. Several restaurants, groceries and a movie theater are also within walking distance. Campsites range from $36–$54/night; additional fee for pets.
3. For All the Amenities: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
Situated on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just 12 miles southwest of downtown, the Santa Fe Skies RV Park is true to its name, offering spectacular views over the Rio Grande Valley. Just a short drive south, visitors can explore the historic villages of Cerrillos and Madrid, located on the scenic Turquoise Trail. A former coal mining and ghost town, Madrid is a colorful community offering a variety of shops, galleries and restaurants. Nearby, Cerrillos Hills State Park has 5 miles of hiking trails that showcase sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
“The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the lots were paved and well-maintained. It was a fairly large campground and the facilities were nice and clean.” —The Dyrt camper Sarah L.
A stay at Santa Fe Skies is luxury living. The park offers nearly 100 pull-through or back-in sites with full hookups. The main building in the center of the park provides showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, and a community clubhouse. The park also has free Wifi. A 0.75-mile walking trail circles the property, which includes a dog-walking area. Groceries, restaurants and two shopping malls or just a short drive away. The park even offers marriage ceremonies and conference rooms for special functions. Campsites are $56–$58/night, with discounts for extended stays.
4. For Fresh Mountain Air: Rancheros de Santa Fe
Just 20 minutes southeast of Santa Fe, and located right on the Historic Route 66, this family-friendly campground takes pride in its scenic mountain environment of big skies, colorful sunsets, and piñon pine and juniper woods. From here, visitors have close access to a number of historic locations. Take a stroll on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, explore ancient pueblos at the Pecos National Historic Park, or visit the new Valles Caldera National Preserve, where sweeping meadows and abundant wildlife occupy the remains of an ancient volcano.
“There is a small pool, which we appreciated and we were able to travel with our dog. The proximity to Santa Fe, great restaurants and attractions is a real plus.” —The Dyrt camper Lisa S.
The campground at Rancheros de Santa Fe offers 130 tent and RV sites situated among 22 acres of high desert country. RV sites offer partial or full hookups, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 55 feet; tent sites provide tent pads. The park also offers a few camping cabins. Onsite amenities include free Wifi, restrooms, showers, laundry room, dog park and a small store. For fun without leaving the park, there’s also an outdoor pool, playground, small movie theater and several hiking trails. Campsites are $26–$49/night, depending on season; cabins are $50–$59/night.
5. For Smaller RVs: Jacks Creek Campground
While there are few amenities to be enjoyed at Jacks Creek Campground, guests have close access to the rugged Pecos Wilderness, and its more than 400 miles of hiking trails. Here, at the southernmost extent of the Rocky Mountains, visitors can venture out on short and long trails, up river valleys or along high, view-packed ridgelines. These high elevations—some exceeding 10,000 feet, can be quite a bit cooler than the lower valleys, so plan accordingly. Many of the streams in the area are known for exceptional rainbow and brown trout fishing. Keep your eyes peeled for bears and bighorn sheep.
The National Forest campground at Jacks Creek is spartan at best. The location offers 39 tent and small RV sites; some of these are ADA accessible. Campsites are equipped with picnic table and grills, and there are vault toilets and drinking water available. There are no hookups or dump stations here. Several hiking trailheads are located right in the campground. The road to this campground is narrow and windy in spots, so not recommended for large RVs or extended rigs. Dogs are permitted, but must remain leashed; first-come, first-serve campsites are $10/night.
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