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Cienega Arroyo Ranch

· Ruidoso Downs, Lincoln, New Mexico
740 acres hosted by John Paul P.
2 RV/tent sites
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On a working ranch, this campsite is located up a secluded arroyo off of the Hondo Valley and Rio Ruidoso in San Patricio, NM. This ranch is nearly 1400 acres total that is available for exploring and wildlife watching. During wildlife watching, it is possible that you could see roadrunners, squirrels, coyotes, rabbits, hawks, deer, elk, lizards, foxes, and many different types of song birds. A road south of the campsite is available for hiking down. Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs are just over a 20 minute drive from this campsite. Historic Lincoln and Fort Stanton are a quick drive from this area as well. The Hurd Gallery can be visited by driving down the highway a couple miles. A fishing spot open to the public on the Rio Ruidoso is available for fishing just a few miles down the highway as well.  It has been reported that this arroyo contained a cienega many years ago which was a marshy area fed by a spring, before groundwater wells ran it dry. Most cienegas are now extinct in the southwest. Sheep and Firewood were the main commodities produced off of this ranch before cattle became dominant.  NM State Land is 640 of these acres which requires an annual permit for recreational use. 
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13 ratings · 11 reviews
Skylar T.recommends
June 2, 2024
Site 1 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
It was a simple camp site. Exactly as described. Good view of the stars.
Patricia V.recommends
May 27, 2024
Site 2 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
Peaceful and beautiful
I loved it here. It was exactly what I wanted. I had the entire place to myself. It was so quiet and beautiful. There was a couple of fire logs and a fire ring. I sat by the fire and honestly felt like this was the happiest I’ve been in a while. In the evening the sky looks amazing. There are so many stars since it is dark all around this area. I was in my Rav 4 and didn’t have any problems getting in or out.
Thomas W.recommends
May 12, 2024
Site 2 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
Travelling solo.
I found the place peaceful and pleasant. The people were friendly and courteous.
Erica H.recommends
May 9, 2024
Site 1 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
Beautiful property with easy access! Lots of room, beautiful views, and a friendly host.
Sterling W.recommends
April 13, 2024
Site 2 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
Great site. Easy access. Nic and quite and amazing night sky
Randy T.recommends
April 10, 2024
Site 1 - Pacheco Triple-U Ranch
A Gem near San Patricio, NM
Best Hipcamp on my trip! The Pacheco ranch is a gem near San Patricio, NM. Road in isn’t for large RVs, but my camper van was an easy drive in. Secluded, quiet and filled up my water. John Paul is very responsive. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ruidoso Downs, Lincoln, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mescalero Apache and Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by John Paul P.

Joined in March 2018
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