Forest camping near Thoreau

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Raven's Nest On Route 66

2 sites · RVs4 acres · Church Rock, NM
A beautiful location located within Cibola National Forest boundaries (Mt. Taylor Ranger District West). Direct access to Six Mile Canyon and Mc Gaffey Lake via improved forest road. We are seasoned camping travelers and enjoy meeting other travelers on their journeys.Learn more about this land:18 miles East of Gallup, NM. Exit 39 on I-40, Jamestown, NM.GPS coordinates: N 35.46445  W 108.44220Beautiful red rock views on the Continental Divide. An amazing vibe delivered by The Land Of Enchantment. Peaceful, yet still connected to the pulse of the old Route 66. This campsite is in a second RV driveway next to our home.
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Flying Horse Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · El Morro, NM
El Morro is rich with history. Home to the ancient Pueblo Indians, what is now the monument was once their settlement and visited by Conquistador's and explorers during early explorations. It's famous Inscription Rock has over 2000 names carved in sandstone, including one from Conquistador Coronado. Geronimo, and Billy the Kid are said to have frequented the area and even lived in nearby Candy Kitchen. But today, a rich group of homesteader's make up the community. Artisan's, actors, musician's, writers, spiritual healers, organic farmers, and free thinkers inhabit the Valley. The land here hosts retreats and workshops for those wishing to enrich their nighttime dream life. We provide a place for vision quest and have an emphasis on sound healing. Our SolTec Lounge is perfect for stress relief and can help induce lucid dream experiences. Sitting near the top of Oso Ridge at approximately 7700', we have one of the most inspiring views in the area. From our firecircle, El Morro Monument, Los Gigantes, and numerous mesas are in complete view. Learn more about this land: Flying Horse Retreat is a place for spiritual seekers to find vision and renewal through sound healing and retreat. We offer private retreat, sound healing chair sessions, vision quests, and Summer Camp (coming soon), but we are very excited about opening up the land to campers. It is a unique opportunity to experience normally private areas of this sacred land. Our remote and quiet 20 acres of heavily forested mountainside includes deep gorges and rocky terrain, while Ponderosa Pine canopies offer shade from the sometimes intense NM sun. Wildlife is plentiful, though sometimes elusive. Deer, Elk, Fox, Bobcat, Lynx, Wild Turkey, Roadrunners and Coyotes are all regularly seen on the land. El Morro Monument, easily seen from our Firecircle on the opposite end of the Valley, is a world class travel destination. The water tank at the base of it's rock was a relied upon water source during early expeditions. Conquistador Coronado, Lt. Beale and other famed explorers stopped here before traveling further west. Flying Horse Retreat is across El Morro Valley, near the top of Oso Ridge in the Zuni Mountains, and has a panoramic view of the surrounding mesas. You may want to get a closer view of Los Gigantes - amazing sand sculptures carved by the wind and sacred to ancient tribes. We're just a few miles from the Continental Divide and Pie Town is a couple of hours further south. Two art galleries, a Feed Store, a Holistic Food Store, and a gift/coffee shop are right across the highway and next door to the Cafe. Come visit our eclectic community of actors, healers, artisans, writers, organic farmers, and unique thinkers. (We are 50 miles from a town where supplies can be purchased, though the nearby Feed Store has a few camp related supplies and their holistic and organic food selections may surprise you.) You may also want to visit the local Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Candy Kitchen. At any one time they are host to 50+ Wolves and Hybrids. Note: The Google Maps indicator is at the gate. There is an additional 3 mile drive up the mountain to my home. (Special pricing for longer stays. Campers can add $25 for a dream chair session, regularly $50.) Projects under way: Outdoor Solar Shower B&B Room nearing completion Note: Sorry, no after dark arrivals.
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Wifflebird Ranch

2 sites · Tents56 acres · Grants, NM
Once part of a large cattle ranch, Wifflebird Ranch is located in the beautiful Zuni mountains of west central New Mexico. These mountains were major hunting grounds for the Zuni, Acoma, and Navajo peoples. It teams with, deer,elk, turkey, bear, mountain lion, lynx, fox, coyotes, and a wide variety of birds including 4 different species of jays, 3 different species of blue birds, tanagers, gross beaks,canaries, humming birds and if you're lucky, a golden eagle. In the 30's these mountains were logged off. There are the remains of old logging camps, railroad tressles and miles of dirt roads scattered throughout the area.Learn more about this land:Secluded high country camping in open ponderosa pine forest adjacent to large tract of national forest, a great place for mountain biking, hiking, or bring your own horse and ride. 20 minutes from El Malpais and El Morro national monuments. For that wilderness experience, sites are 300 yards from parking and 300 yards apart.
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El Malpais Big Tubes Area Campsite

158 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Pinehill, NM
Primitive RV, Bus, Camper, Tent, Tipi or Yurt site without hookups surrounded by the West Malpais Wilderness, El Malpais National Monument, Lava Flow and Big Tubes Caving Area. CDT continental divide trail, Acoma/Zuni trail, El Morro National Monument, Cibola National Forest and stop at Bluewater Lake State Park for a swim. See the bats fly out of caves in season and bandera ice cave as well as big skylight cave and big tubes area lava tubes, located in the middle of the chain of crater wilderness study area with 3 craters surrounding the property, overview of the area from Oso Ridge Fire lookout to the north and El Calderon trail to the east and crater Cerro Negro and Cerro Leonidas in the backyard of your campsite
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El Malpais National Monument

313 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Pinehill, NM
El Malpais National Monument Private Camping Area in the West Malpais Wilderness, Chain of Craters Wilderness Study Area close to the Continental Divide Trail, Big Tubes Caving Area, Back Country Byway 42, Lava Falls, Ventana Natural Arch, Ice Caves and Bandera Crater, El Morro National Monument, Cibola National Forest, El Malpais Lava Fields, Zuni Acoma Historic Trail
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Chain of Craters Hiker Hideout

1 site · Tent40 acres · San Rafael, NM
** ATTENTION: If you do not have a high clearance 4-wheel drive do not book this site! The Hiker Hideout is an in-holding inside El Malpais National Monument. The Continental Divide Trail goes through the property. The Hiker Hideout was purchased by the Lava Flow Hostel to be a place for hikers to rest, congregate, and socialize. The property once had a cabin and an outhouse, unfortunately a wildfire in June of 2022 burnt the cabin and outhouse. The property now has just primitive campsites. Lava Flow Hostel is working on rebuilding the cabin and water storage. There is an outdoor composting toilet.
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Dancing Juniper Gardens

2 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Pine Hill, NM
DJG is a respite nestled at 7500 ft in the arid mountains amongst the Piñon-Juniper-Ponderosa forest of west-central New Mexico. The property has a garden, greenhouse, the owners trailer, a 10' guest bell tent, and outdoor kitchen. Plenty of tent camping space available. Relaxing vibe, lots of sitting spaces, fire pit benches, chairs, hammocks. Very rural so walking the dirt roads of the neighborhood is akin to hiking in the back country with a house every now and then. Located in historic Candy Kitchen which is also home to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. About 25 minute drive to El Morro National Monument and two local cafes. 1 hr drive to the Ice Caves and volcano hike. 2 hrs west of Albuquerque, 3 hrs west of Santa Fe. 3 mile dirt road in is a tad rough, high clearance recommended. Seasonal monsoons possible June through September
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Looking to go camping near Thoreau, New Mexico? Hipcamp has over 350 options for you to choose from in that area! With options as low as $10 per night and an average price of $25 per night, you're sure to find something that fits your budget. Check out some of the top campsites like Star Gazer Ranch (141 reviews), Desert Skies (136 reviews), and Healing on the Rio Grande (128 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities like trash, showers, and are pet-friendly. Whether you're into surfing, swimming, or paddling, there's something for everyone at these campsites!

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