Camping near Taos

Bathe in rich history, architecture, hot springs, and natural beauty near Taos.

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Harmony Taos Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Taos, NM
Harmony Taos is a regenerative farm and homestead located on approximately 4 acres, just minutes from the town of Taos. We specialize in Permaculture and teaching. Come enjoy the butterflies, raptors, magpies and hummingbirds fluttering throughout the orchards, ponderosas, vegetable gardens, and flowers on our organic community farm. Join us for camping, weekly yoga classes, monthly soup nights, ceremonies, and cultural events throughout the warmer months. RENT THE ENTIRE PROPERTY: DM the host for availability and rates. Pitch your tent at one of our two drive-in mountain view campsites, located on the lush grounds of our regenerative agriculture farm and gardens. Or book the overflow site for larger vehicles and or large parties. Rest and rejuvenate in this quiet haven, nestled below the canyon yet just minutes from town. Sites Uno and Dos has access to a beautifully equipped bathhouse, picnic tables, chairs and an outdoor cold water washing area . Overflow Tres has access to the stunning bathhouse as well. Overflow Tres is more primitive with a dirt base and can accommodate larger vehicles. Coming Soon! Another site!: Glamping canvas tent with bed(s) and linens, wool carpet and stellar views of course. This should be ready for booking by end of April. DM the host if you dont see the booking. We are under construction now for the platform. Pictures to follow by Mid April.😎 Campsite UNO: Uno fits a small trailer and/ or a RV. If you are pulling 20 plus feet or a large RV, book the overflow site Tres to be safe.. You will need to be proficient at backing it into Campsite Uno. This site can accommodate two vehicles. Campsite DOS: It is large enough for a sprinter or smaller camper van. You can pull right in. You will need to back out to depart. Overflow TRES: can accommodate almost any fifth wheel and you can turn around. It is a dirt area and primitive. The walk to the bathhouse is about 200 feet.. If you are traveling with another RV or trailer, you can both fit in. FYI: last .25 mi is level but potholed dirt road. There is power in the bathhouse for charging phones. but there are no dedicated electrical hook ups for RVs. However, you can text the owner if you want to use a converter and access a nearby ( For Sites Uno and Dos) outlet with your extension cord for additional fee of $20.00 per day. Please plan on packing out your garbage. EVENTS: Harmony Taos Farm is open in 2024 for day long or weekend events. Weddings, family gatherings, teachers. Yoga. There are a number of options including large 15 person tent with heater. The indoor main room of the main building holds 25-30 for gatherings. There are numerous areas around the farm that lend themselves to ceremony, gathering, etc. Harmony Farm is an excellent wedding venue. There are 4 types of accommodations (hotels, lodges, Inns, rental homes) within 1 mile of the property should you wish to use the site for your wedding and invite guests who require a hotel etc. And of course there are plenty of tent sites available at Harmony. If you rent the entire property, more tent sites can be accommodated than listed here. Harmony host Anastasia can also arrange for catering, flowers, music, party rentals, etc. DM the host with any requests and day use rates. Things to know: This is the hosts homesite and farm. You will be camping near the host's actual home.
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El Ranchito in the valley

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Ranchos De Taos, NM
At El Ranchito, you will find a sweet spot to tuck yourself in on an historic land grant tract with beautiful Mountain views. We are nestled in the lovely valley, in Ranchos de Taos, close enough to town happenings and far enough to feel the peace of simple living. You can park a van, spread out in a small vintage trailer, pitch a tent or any small one vehicle set up you may have, and relax with Muscovy ducks happily living nearby, gardens thriving in season and a welcoming host with her menagerie of pets and animals …perhaps even supplying you with eggs and salad greens if you are lucky. If you like funky and fun you will love it here.
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River Sanctuary by Ojo Hot Springs

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · La Madera, NM
Learn more about this land: Lush high desert river oasis nestled in a fertile valley in the Carson National Forest right between the fiery expanse of Taos and the rolling colorful formations of Abiquiu. Peaceful and private 3 acres right by the river at the edge of a little quaint town called La Madera (145 people, no shops)- just 6 miles to the healing mineral Hot Springs of Ojo Caliente, a place of emergence or rebirth as known to the local Natives. Right by the river, held by a ridge (that makes for amazing sunset hikes), I have a 16ft Yurt Canvas set up with furnishings (desk, couch, wash stand) and a wooden Queen Bed with down bedding. This site can only be reached by foot across the river via stumps- a car can be parked near by.. approx. 50ft.  I also have a Vintage Camper that can be heated, has a kitchen, electricity and plenty of outdoor furniture with a fire pit and serene mountain views. As well as a monastic and very grounding Ensuite Bedroom, or a simple campsite if you want to bring your own camper or tent. All facilities have access to a guest bathroom inside the main house. I offer dog sitting while you soak at Ojo, healing modalities that you'll find in the Extras section, and my dear neighbor Jackie takes appointments for massages with homemade essential oils. +++ 6 miles to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. There you will find the best restaurant in the area, with locally/organically farmed produce. Very yummy!  The land is naturally and beautifully wild- it is not a manicured campsite. The dirt rd down to the property is best suited for higher clearance vehicles, but is manageable for city cars.  Waterhole, Waterfall and climbing sites near by, as well as Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and the Taos Gorge are 30 mins drive away.  *No cell service in the greater area. WiFi reaches around the house/deck and allows for WiFi Calling: that’s a setting in your phone that enables phone calls & texts beside usual internet access.
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Rio Grande Gorge National Monument

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Embudo, NM
Learn more about this land:We are at the entrance to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. The Rio Grande River is a quarter mile away. Fishing Hiking Biking Boating Climbing. Historic Taos NM is 15 miles to the North. Santa Fe Nm is 50 miles to the south.
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Enchanted Circle Campground (E<<)

11 sites · RVs, Tents161 acres · Angel Fire, NM
The Enchanted Circle Campground sits on the Avalon Ranch. It is 161 owned acres surrounded by a state trust lease. We are very proud to have been voted #1 Campground in NM 3 years in a row. We have 8 RV/tent sites to choose from. Campfires are permitted, and pets are welcome. Potable water is available as well as a portable toilet. Wi-Fi is available at the office and fishing lake. For cooking, bbq and grill over fire pit. With the grill, you will have tongs, a spatula and a grill brush. A fire extinguisher and a shovel. The property was originally homesteaded in 1893. It was also the first potato farm in NM. It has seven ground-fed springs that run year-round. They converge after filling 4 of our ponds in the marshland where the potatoes were grown. A family of 4 lived in the first dwelling built here, not much larger than a shed. Since that time 2 homes, 1 of which still stands, a barn, a smokehouse, and 4 outbuildings were constructed. There are old wagons and farm equipment from the late 1800s and early 1900's still strewn about the ranch. We are home to Huge herds of Elk, mule deer, turkeys, prairie dogs, eagles, black bears, 8 horses, chickens, pigs, goats, our two dogs and 3 cats, and the occasional Mountain Lion. We live here year-round. We love our land and want to share it with others. I am a Veteran and our intent is to eventually have a Veterans Retreat facility here. Not a retreat itself, but rather a location for all of the retreats, nationwide, to be able to utilize, so they can use the funds they have to do what they do best. You are helping to make that possible. We do pride ourselves on minimally impacting our land. We strive to keep it clean and as close to nature as we can. We encourage you to leave it better than you found it, as it is only making it that much better. We encourage you to get out and explore. Trailblaze. Be a pioneer. Go wherever you feel lead. And as always, Veterans, LEOs, and Fire Fighters are always free for one night up to 4 guests.
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Serenity in a Sea of Sage

2 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Arroyo Hondo, NM
An ideal haven for eco-minded travelers interested in an off-grid experience where physical distancing is the norm. You will be sleeping under the stars in a designated area on 10+ tranquil acres in a safe community inTaos, near the Rio Grande River gorge. Open skies, expansive views of the Taos mountains, hiking out the back door and a short drive to the river or hot springs right here in the Land of Enchantment.
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Mystic Mountain Portal

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Arroyo Hondo, NM
Small camp site surrounded by a sea of sagebrush, where heaven meets earth. Set alongside a private walking path that leads to the top of the Rio Grande National Monument and the rim of the iconic Taos canyon. Enjoy expansive earthly and celestial views and epic sunsets and moonrises over the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. I am just getting set up with hipcamp and don’t have much to offer beyond a beautiful camping spot on private property, on the very best of the Taos Mesa. I am currently very busy finishing the construction of my home, and work out here almost daily. I sometimes have visitors and work exchange staying on the property, but you will have a private and separate area to park and camp. If you are interested in earthen building construction or off-grid-life, I am happy to talk with you about it if time allows. I request that guests conduct themselves in keeping with the peaceful stillness and quiet of this landscape. Please no loud music. Thank you and welcome ✨
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Taos Goji Farm & Eco Lodge

13 sites · Lodging, TentsSan Cristobal, NM
Taos Goji Ecolodge, is an historic property with ten renovated cabins and a 4-acre goji berry farm located on 40 acres of pristine land in San Cristobal, New Mexico. The cabins were built at the beginning of last century, originally for sheep herders. Both Alduous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence lived and wrote in this cabins, and later Elizabeth Kubler Ross and Ram Dass stayed here.
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Living Earth Garden Project

1 site · Tent3 acres · Taos, NM
This off grid homestead has 2.91 acres of lush grassland. Hipcampers will enjoy the incredible, unobstructed view of Taos Mountain, and the 360 views of the surrounding foothills. Land is quiet and calm, and only 2 miles from historic Taos Plaza. Owners of land live on property. Property accessible by field road, so privacy is optimal!
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Big Little Hideaway

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Taos, NM
We call it Big Little Hideaway and it will take you about 30 seconds upon arriving to discover why. My wife and I had been coming to Taos to ski for years and years and always felt at home, but it was a Summer trip that made us realize how much our souls belong here. My wife envisioned a property with a beautiful gate so that it feels like a courtyard (And she got it!) and after visiting the hot springs we knew this was The Spot!This is perfect if you're looking for a little bit of everything; mountain views, minutes away from hiking, paddle boarding, hot springs, skiing, and endless roads and beauty to explore. We're 15 minutes away from Taos and Arroyo Secco where you can enjoy great food, galleries and shopping, and 30 minutes away from the awesome Taos Ski Valley.Ideal for couples or families of 4 or close friends.
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High Desert Camping

1 site · Tent2 acres · Questa, NM
Learn more about this land: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.
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Two Hawk Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Llano, NM
Two Hawk Ranch is comprised of 12 acres of high mountain valley meadows, hay fields, Acequias, trees and the Rio Chiquito. Yes, we are located at approximately 7,800ft elevation. My husband and I stumbled across this beautiful and serene property by accident in 2020 just as Covid hit. We feel blessed to be here and feel the need to share it’s calming, restful qualities. We have three adult children and have three grandchildren. We also have eight international children as we hosted international students for four years. You are welcome to come sit by the fire and be social or just do your own thing. Learn more about this land: Sites located across the property for up to 8 groups. The RV camping is located near one of our horse corrals and above our irrigation Acequia, above or next to the house, or in the field down by the arena after haying is complete (usually after the first week of July as long as the rain cooperates). Can back in or pull through and has 110v power nearby. No water to hook up to, but we can fill your tanks via hose by the house or arena. Other sites available if you don’t need power, or have a generator.  Property is within a 100yds of national forest service that gives access to off-roading, hiking, biking, horse riding, fishing, and winter snowshoeing, cross country skiing, etc. We are located just off the High Road to Taos in Llano, 29 miles south of Taos and 55 miles north of Santa Fe. We are eight miles from Ski Sipapu and eight miles from Rio Santa Barbara Canyon.  Your well-behaved pets are welcome. We also have two great danes (William and Raggy), a great dane mix (The Morrigan), one ranch cat (Sacha) and four horses (Gentry, Brees, Mattie & Jr G). All the dogs are a rescue of some kind. The Morrigan is black, almost 3 yrs old and comes out of a rescue in AZ. She went in with her litter as a 5 month old puppy, and she came here about a year later. She is reticent and suspicious, so ignore her and she will come up to you on her own; continue to ignore her. William arrived next at just over 2yrs old; he's 3 yrs now. He's a big blue, emotional guy that loves attention and to lean on everyone. Hés very slobbery, so may require a towel. He's from Santa Fe. Ragnar is our most recent rescue and is from Las Cruces. He's about 2.5 yrs old and a merle. He suffers from anxiety and fears children. We are working him through his fears, and he is doing really well. The weather here tends to run cooler as we are located in the mountains in a small valley at approximately 7,800 ft above sea level. In the spring through fall, temps will average from mid 40°F up to mid 60°F at night and mid 60°F up to mid 90°F during the day. Temps can get into the 100°F's in the summer, but that is rare. Generally if the sun is out, it is warm or hot even tho the actual temps are not. It's a high-altitude affect. The opposite is true as well. Cloud cover will feel cooler. We also experience monsoon style rains that occur in the afternoon generally starting in July and running into August or later. In the late fall through early spring during winter, the average temps usually run from 0°F up to mid 20°F at night with occasional dips into negative temps and in the day generally run from mid 20°F up to the mid 40°F range. Same as above - if the sun is out, it will feel warmer, etc. We do hay the fields, so we may have tractor activity going on in the late spring and early summer. In the winter we will be clearing snow from the roads and feeding hay. Can't wait to see everyone this year!
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Camping near Taos guide

Overview

Taos is a town and county set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains—the southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains. It has a long-standing history with the development of the United States, is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a National Historic Landmark. Camping near Taos provides easy access to attractions like the Rio Grande, an abundance of hot springs, and original adobe buildings still being lived in 1,000 years after they were created. There are cabin rentals nearby, as well as glamping opportunities and RV camping options—expect to find spots with mountain views, starry skies, and pull-through sites with picnic tables.

Where to go

Carson National Forest

Just west of Taos, Carson National Forest features over 1.5 million acres of mountain terrain to adventure through, including the tallest peak in all of New Mexico. Take a guided llama trek, ride a hot air balloon, or raft the Rio Grande on a 17-mile section running through the stunning Rio Grande Gorge. Campers will find tons of mountain biking options here, as the forest is home to one of the highest-ranked trails in the state. Book a campsite with showers to wind down after an action-packed day of exploring. Just don’t forget to organize a permit for camping, fishing, or hunting.

Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Nestled along the Rio Grande and only a 40-minute drive from Taos, the Orilla Verde Recreation Area is a great spot to settle into, especially if wildlife is a must-see. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, cougars, and hawks are commonly spotted in Orilla Verde, and Native American petroglyphs can also be seen on archaeological rock walls. Orilla Verde Recreation Area features campsites, although advance reservations are not available. Arrive early and be prepared with a backup plan.

Black Rock Hot Springs

Sit back and relax at the Black Rock Hot Springs, set in the canyon of the Rio Grande and roughly a 20-minute drive from Taos. The access trail is open year-round, but seasonal closures are common in winter as the high water levels make it inaccessible. Look for campsites near the hot springs for a short commute, and get going early in the morning to beat the crowds. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leashes, while clothing is optional.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Taos for tent camping and aquatic activities is the summer months of May through September. Thunderstorms are common in July and August, so a raincoat and waterproof shoes will be a huge benefit. March, April, and November are the off-season, so it’s less busy, but there won’t be any access to skiing or other winter-based activities. Snow begins in early to mid-December and lasts through March, with January bringing the coldest temps.

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