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Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
99% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Escape to Vida Bonita Ranch, a 1670-acre nature haven in northern New Mexico, where diverse landscapes of mesas, meadows, forests, and awe-inspiring cliffs create a breathtaking backdrop for your next adventure. With two miles of the Mora River winding through our property, immerse yourself in outdoor experiences like fishing, swimming, and floating.
Our off-grid ranch boasts world-class stargazing and is home to an array of wildlife, including elk, deer, bears, mountain lions, turkeys, and mountain goats. Discover the remnants of old ruins, explore canyons, and visit our friendly farm animals. Bring your bikes, horses, or off-road vehicles for endless exploration – and don't forget, horseback riding is coming in 2023!
Roam freely across the entire property, and enjoy your campsite equipped with a heavy-duty metal fire ring, swivel grate for grilling, and a picnic table with an umbrella. As we're off-grid, lanterns and flashlights are strongly encouraged for navigating the darkness. A porta-potty is conveniently located nearby.
We have a few essentials at our on-site store, offering charcoal, eggs, snack foods, drinks, and more. Keep in mind that the nearest gas station is 75 minutes away, and cell service can be intermittent. Please arrive before sunset, as the roads leading to the property are dark and isolated, and be prepared for loose gravel that may affect your vehicle.
At Vida Bonita Ranch, we're committed to preserving the land's pristine beauty. As a trash-free campsite, we ask that you take out any trash you bring in, or face a $50 fee. Embrace the spirit of sustainability and make lasting memories in our undisturbed wilderness.
Book your stay now at Vida Bonita Ranch – the ultimate off-grid adventure awaits!
Wagon Mound, San Miguel, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Jicarilla Apache First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Duc V.Joined in May 2022
129 ratings · 71 reviews
October 8, 2023
Bluff Site 7
Star gazing excellence
Beautiful place with a fantastic host. If you are looking to get away and do some star gazing, this is the place
September 27, 2023
River Site 5
This is the most beautiful camping spot you will find. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for this great experience
September 6, 2023
Bluff Site 1
A beautiful and remote space to explore, Vida Bonita is my new favorite place to camp. My wife and I (plus dog Lou) stayed one weekend and I was back for a solo trip 2 weeks later. You can fish, hike, or just hang out at your site or down at the ranch. If you like 4-wheeling, try getting up the mesa! Amazing views are everywhere, especially from Bluff Site 1. I've camped 100 spots all over NM and this one is top 5 easy. Say hi to Bear and Luna, 2 of the best dogs I've ever met. They keep an eye on things. Ranchland in NM is almost all private and access to this place feels exclusive. Duc and his family have created something special and you need to check this out.
September 6, 2023
Bluff Site 7
Words cannot express the views from Duc's property. I regret getting there a day late. Duc was amazing and his bubbling personality only made the views even better.
September 4, 2023
Duc and his wife were amazing hosts! Duc had our tent set up when we got there, and Erica the next day showed us all the animals they have on their land! Bailey the pig, Luna and Bear were our absolute favorites! This a very remote area but absolutely worth visiting! We would definitely stay again and would 100% recommend!
September 3, 2023
River Site 5
Amazing Remote Camping Experience
This was such an amazing experience to camp here! We visited on Labor Day Weekend but it was still so peaceful and private. Duc was very helpful and nice. So much to see and enjoy on the property. We are thankful that we got the opportunity to explore this piece of heaven.