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Padilla Ranch and Springs

· Tajique, Torrance, New Mexico
100 acres hosted by Pat P.
25 RV/tent sites
Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Padilla Ranch is a 375 acre historical ranch that includes the ruins of the Tajique Indian Pueblo which dates back at least to the 1500's. 50 acres will be designated for HIP CAMP. In the Tewa language, Tahiki means"where the grasslands meet the forest." It is one of the oldest pueblos, if not the oldest, pueblos in the United States. The natural feature of Padilla Ranch is it is located on the East slopes of the Manzano Mountain range and contains numerous pinon, junipers, pine and oakbrush trees that provide perfect environment for such wild life as elk and deer. The Tajique Creek runs through the Padilla Ranch & is generally a live stream and includes a dam which furnishes water for the Tajique acequia system (which is a historic irrigation system) . Padilla Ranch also contains numerous hiking trails, horseback riding trails nearby. The Manzano Mountain wildness is located approximately 7 miles west of Padilla Ranch in the Cibola National forest where in the Fall, there is a large maple, oak and aspen forest, which is one of the largest in the country. Spacious Wilderness camping is one of the most attractive features of Padilla Ranch for tent and other forms of outdoor camping.
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15 ratings · 10 reviews
Martin S.recommends
May 16, 2024
Site 18 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
Our stay at Pat’s ranch was great: the reception was very friendly and the site just great! We recommend it greatly.
Kimberly B.doesn't recommend
April 28, 2024
Site 1 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
We were doing a campout night so my son could earn his badge for his Trail Life troop. He had to do all the essentials on his own. We showed up, could not find our campsite #1. The instructions said we would be greeted, we were not, so we could not be directed. I had texted a few times (through hipcamp) as to our arrival time when we were on our way. We left 2 messages, and a text message after our arrival. We even knocked on the door of the mobile home on site. We stayed as long as we could, but it was getting dark and we needed to get a camp set up. We tried 2 nearby camp sites but they were of course already full. So we decided to bite the bullet and go back home. Unfortunately made it home at 11pm and my son did not fulfill his requirements for his badge. We were disappointed.
Rebecca C.recommends
November 18, 2023
Site 13 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
We enjoyed our stay on Pat's land very much--it's a beautiful property, both open and wooded, with a stream running through it and herds of elk. The hookups for electricity and water were convenient, the sites were secluded and spacious, and there was plenty of firewood. Pat and Wanda are gracious hosts. It's definitely worth a day trip while you are there to see the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument about a half hour away.
Robin F.recommends
October 27, 2023
Site 14 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
Nice and quiet
Pat and Wanda were wonderful hosts! They even strung some lights for us when they knew we would be back late. We had a wonderful time. The site was quiet, the campers friendly and the weather beautiful. The camp is a work in progress, and I am excited to see their plans come to fruition. Thank you both again!
Erik V.recommends
October 20, 2023
Site 25 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
Vela Family reunion - 2023
This was extremely remote and the wild life was fantastic. The Padilla Ranch went way above my expectations. Area was secure, water was fresh with plenty of space. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks Pat!
Monique V.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 24 - Padilla Ranch! Trees & open spaces
Serene and Beautiful.
Beautiful sites. Whether a novice or experienced camper, Padilla Ranch is the place to get away from city and noise. The night time stars are brilliant and serene. The owner was helpful and pleasant. The perfect place to see the annular solar eclipse. Far enough away to relax and close enough to tour Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Tajique, Torrance, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Pueblos and Tigua (Tiwa) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Pat P.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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