Hipcamp host Stephanie O.,
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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos,

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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos, the Rio Grande and a lot of wilderness, national forest, BLM, and national monument land.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Stephanie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at High Desert Camping in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous

Places to see near Stephanie O.’s Land

54 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason R.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2021

Best campsite in Taos! Host even provided firewood!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth P.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021

Stephanie was super nice and accommodating!

Hipcamper Myles

Awesome way to experience taos area

Myles R.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2021

Awesome experience staying here. So many hot springs nearby! Also a very peaceful place to recharge and connect with nature

Hipcamper Hugo

Quiet and relaxing.

Hugo M.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2021

High Desert Camping was well worth getting there. Quiet and relaxing.

Hipcamper Steph

Good stop on the way north

Steph J.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Cool little campground. It’s a neighborhood-like location but still very spaced out and private. We did see some people walking in the morning and shared the space with the house on the property. We arrived after dark and we’re loud setting up. The folks in the house were very sweet but let us know they were on a silent retreat. We tried to keep it down after that. Would stay there again. It made for a fun experience.

Hipcamper Kuang

So nice we extended our trip!

Kuang C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

It was so peaceful, quiet, and beautiful we had to stay another day. Just far enough away from the busy downtown.

Hipcamper Kuang

High dessert peace and quiet

Kuang C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

Great setup. The nicest host. Had everything I was looking for.

Hipcamper Judith
Judith P.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

What a lovely spot! Beautiful views, and a pleasant stay. Loved the special "off the grid" touches!

Hipcamper Evan

We were wowed, several times over

Evan K.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

After two magical weeks driving across the country and camping at sites of all kinds, we took a last minute chance and booked Stephanie's place morning-of. The site is well-maintained, with a flat, cleared-out plot ready for your tent and a commons area where you can make a fire (conditions permitting), prepare meals, and wash your dishes. Surrounded by rolling hills in all directions, the site itself was reason to celebrate: peaceful, remote and homey, with room to explore on-site. But after setting up, we discovered it's part of a community of about 40 houses, each situated on a plot of land ≥ 2 acres. We met a few of the residents – everyone was very respectful and we had complete privacy, but when we arrived they made sure we had enough water and were comfortable. Each person, when asked, provided us with suggestions of things to do, and those interactions were each so stimulating that we decided to follow every suggestion. Understatement: we did not regret it! Check out the Lama Foundation, and consider hiking to the confluence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers – there's a trail, ~1.25 mi each way (though the change in elevation is at least 700 feet), just across the highway. We left the site recharged and feeling like we owed personal thank you notes to at least three people :) Unforgettable. We hope to return!

Property
Stephanie O.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$16/night
1 Site

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