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Mesa top camping

· Madrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico
20 acres hosted by Kim S.
1 RV/tent site
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Best in New Mexico: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Set above the historic town of Madrid N.M. is Waldo Mesa. The location of past mining operations and stunning Vista's.The campsite is 0.9 miles off highway 14 in the historic town of Madrid and up to the mesa. Site 1 can accommodate RV's and tall setups as well as tents. The hill going to the site is short, approx. 0.2 ml. Its dirt and rock and a little steep but everything from bikes, motorcycles, sedans and buses can easily navagate without bottoming out, just take it slow. It has beautiful mesa views with plenty of privacy and nice outhouse within 50 yards. Madrid and sister village, Cerrillos are loaded with places to explore on foot or by other means. Both towns are very rich in history, from past ocean existance to Native American civilizations, silver and gold mining to booming wartime coalmining industries, to ghost towns.
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143 ratings · 120 reviews
Charles W.recommends
June 28, 2024
Mesa top camping
Great communication from Kim. She has some beautiful camp sites and was an excellent host. Easy directions and very kind as she offered us extra shelter due to rain. Luckily we had enough ourselves but it’s the thought that counts. Would recommend to others.
Chris N.recommends
June 23, 2024
Mesa top camping
Five star 100 mile view. Beautiful sunset and sunrise. Great space to camp. Flat spot with no rocks. And a great host.
Mike M.recommends
June 23, 2024
Mesa top camping
Privacy with a view. Off the beaten path, but not hard to find. Kim S was super welcoming. No music on Saturdays at the mineshaft, just down the hill.
Leo L.recommends
June 17, 2024
Mesa top camping
Had a great time tent camping! Beautiful views and a lovely site.
Bill O.recommends
June 11, 2024
Mesa top camping
We loved camping in our travel trailer at the mesa top. Kim was a great host The views were great, and learning a bit about neighboring landowners was interesting. This is a unique spot just outside Madrid, which is an old coal mining town built by the coal company. Today it is oriented toward tourists and has a New Mexico art and weaving flavor.
Robert D.recommends
May 31, 2024
Mesa top camping
Awesome site!
After 4000 miles cross country, this was the perfect getaway from my…….getaway. Ive been through Madrid dozens of times and this was way more peaceful than any of my previous accommodations, which is saying a lot! The views were amazing not to mention the silence after attending a 3 day music festival in the midwest. The only negative was that the sites were not well marked…..no signs, and the directions could be updated. That did not detract from my experience!
Madrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Pueblos and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Kim S.

Joined in November 2019
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