Stargaze from the high-deserts or float down the Rio Grande in Albuqurque
Camping near Albuquerque gives those who choose to explore its many wild places a plethora of environments and landscapes. The stretch of the Rio Grande river that runs through Albuquerque is celebrated by both locals and tourists alike. Feel free to start your hike along the dotting trail heads that border the river or, well, just float down it. Kayakers and canoers can find pus-off points North and South of its Downtown leg. Petroglyph National Monument sits West of the city and is well known for its sweeping high-desert views and dog-friendly trails. For those who are yearning to escape urban America can head North-East of the city center toward Cibola National Forest. Find peace and serenity in the canyon and mountain overlooks. Views from Sandia Peak are especially beguiling and Instagrammable. Rustic, tent-only, and RV campsites can be found in every direction of Albuquerque, many with close proximity to the modern amenities of Downtown. Looking to do a bit of stargazing? Head on over to the low light polluted sites at Enchanted Canyon and Yurt Glamping, both of which are just 30-minutes from Albuquerque. Regardless of how you choose to camp, always have plenty of water on you, and don’t forget to lather on the sunscreen!