Hipcamp host Star F.,
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Ocate Cliffs is an autistic-run retreat center in Northern New Mexico. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, our 139 acre property offers beautiful tent camping at 9,000 ft. You can see nearly 70 miles in each direction and are welcome to enjoy the trails throughout the property.

A group of autistic people is building this retreat center from the ground up. By sta

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Ocate Cliffs is an autistic-run retreat center in Northern New Mexico. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, our 139 acre property offers beautiful tent camping at 9,000 ft. You can see nearly 70 miles in each direction and are welcome to enjoy the trails throughout the property.

A group of autistic people is building this retreat center from the ground up. By staying here, you're supporting a non-profit dedicated to the growth, empowerment, and inclusion of autistic people.

We're usually only open in Summer.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Star a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ocate Cliffs in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Ranch

18 Reviews

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Hipcamper Dennis

Rustic retreat in mountain paradise

Dennis M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2021

A peaceful, unplugged weekend in a gorgeous pine forest atop a mesa in Northern New Mexico. Star was a gracious and personable host. We enjoyed hiking a few miles of relaxing yet challenging hiking trails, stunning views of the cliffs, and breathing in clean mountain air at 9,270ft elevation.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2021

I learned from this reservation that it’s a good idea to always ask the host about the possibility of a locked gate.

Can’t comment on a stay as we were unable to complete the stay due to a unmentioned locked gate. Helpful tip if this happens to you… honk, I guess you’re very close. Star was helpful in refunding our stay. Hope you all have better luck.

Travel safe,

Hipcamper Valerie

Want to go back!

Valerie B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

Star was a wonderful host, very responsive and accessible when we needed to verify directions and she was very welcoming once we arrived. Ocate Cliffs is remote without being a primitive site. Outlooks of the cliffs are a short hike away through beautiful forest. It was a rainy weekend, and we can’t wait to go back during better weather.

Hipcamper Vladimir
Vladimir S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 21st, 2021

Staying in Ocate Cliffs was amazing.
The nature, the views, the air are exceptional. One of my favorite places in the world. Absolutely fabulous.

Hipcamper Shawn

It was pleasingly relaxing.

Shawn P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2020

We enjoyed the peacefulness of this site as we were able to rest from a long drive as well as acclimate to the high altitude. The hiking trails are pleasant and a great way to warm up to hiking at a high altitude. They offer great views of the cliffs and region below. We appreciated having a solar shower area to use that kept you in touch with nature. There was plenty of potable water available for cooking and cleaning up. The host/Star is friendly and makes herself easy to find if you have questions to ask her.

Hipcamper Kendra

Gorgeous views!

Kendra H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2020

Private and serene. Beautiful campsite.

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2020

Ocate Cliffs was a dream and Star was so welcoming and helpful! Our dogs had a blast on the trails. We can't wait to go back!

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Hipcamper Xavier

Wonderful getaway from everything.

Xavier E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2020

We really enjoyed our stay here. There are plenty of trails in the area for hiking. We set up with a roof top tent and found the location to be very quiet and peaceful. All the amenities were top not and very clean.

I would highly recommend a high clearance or 4x4 vehicle. Do not show up to this with either a front wheel drive car, low clearance, or towing anything. The 2 mile road to the campsite is very steep and can be really rough if it recently rained. In my truck it took about 15 minutes to do 2 miles.

Hipcamper Rebecca

Beautiful property!

Rebecca B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2020

Beautiful property! As it's stated, last two miles up the mountain are bumpy. We enjoyed pitching our tent in the meadow with trees right behind us. Clean kitchen and solar latrine. Several very friendly dogs will come up and greet you as you get closer to the house. Short trails are very beautiful. We appreciated Star's hospitality!

Property
Ocate Cliffs
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$12/night
5 Sites