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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SITE BEFORE YOU BOOK. NOT ALL SITES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO RVs! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!!!!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!!

 E<< named "#1 campground in NM by Forbes" and by Hipcamp.com! 

Nestled in the Carson National Forest, starting @ 9000ft in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains lies the Enchanted Circle Campground. E<< is an exclusive

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH SITE BEFORE YOU BOOK. NOT ALL SITES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO RVs! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!!!!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!!

 E<< named "#1 campground in NM by Forbes" and by Hipcamp.com! 

Nestled in the Carson National Forest, starting @ 9000ft in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains lies the Enchanted Circle Campground. E<< is an exclusive, totally unique, primitive, and private campground that generally has open campsites during our short camping season of May 10th through October 31st.  E<< was very lucky and proud to be Voted "2nd Best Campground in New Mexico" in 2019, for 2020, and humbled to be officially named "1st Best Campground in NM for 2021!" 

There are 6 Private campsites.    

Site #1: This is our smallest campsite. It overlooks the valley and the ponds.  It is most often the favorite due to the exceptional views overlooking the water.   It is not large enough for any camper larger than 14ft.  Only pop-ups, class A and teardrops are allowed here. It is best served as a tent site.  It is also located closest to the ranch house at about 300 yards from the house.  It is really best for any group smaller than 8, or people wanting to be remote without being "out there".  

Site #2: is located in the middle of the ranch.  It is one of our larger spots and is perfect for everyone.  It overlooks the valley and has 2 fire pits and hammocks.  A great site for more than one trailer or RV.  It is also easily accessible.  It could easily fit 3 45ft RV's with space to spare, or 3 different families and their tents.

Site #3: is the most remote.  It sits on top of a pretty large cliff system that the Ute Indians actually lived in.  It has some of the most remote views and is by far the most private site.  This is Landon's favorite site.  It does now have its own porta-potty as well to save that pesky walk in the morning.  It is on top of a 45 ft cliff though and is not the best fit for groups with small children.   TRAILERS CANNOT GET TO SITE 3, due to very tight turns, and trees.  Do not be surprised by this.  This is a tent site only! 

Site #4.  Known as the "Aspens," This spot is great for larger groups. It is the furthest spot from the gate. It is nestled in the middle of a valley full of Aspens. There are giant fire pits, a Charcoal grill, pergolas, 3 Hammocks, 4 Log Benches, and plenty of space to explore.  This is our most reviewed and requested site.  

Site #5. It is the flattest spot on the entire ranch, and easiest to access. This spot is our stargazer site, it has the biggest views and is the most open site @E<<. There are large ponderosa pine trees, but it is mainly the sky that attracted us to build this site.  This site was intended for Large RVs and Motor Homes larger than 34 ft.  But, If it is available, feel free to book it whether or not you are in a tent or RV.  Especially if stars are your thing.   

Site #6 was also built for Larger Rvs Or larger Groups with multiple tents.  This site could easily fit 10 tents. It is also very accessible to Motorhomes and large units.  It is a mix of all of the environments we have here, with Big skies, Big trees, big views, and great privacy.  We built this site to accommodate the whole tribe. Come one, Come all!

Kids are people too - Please include all people when booking your site. 

@ E<<, you are surrounded by trees and wildlife no matter which site you choose.  

We have also added handwashing stations and Antibacterial hand soap at each site. We also sanitize the campsites after each checkout to ensure all of our guests' safety to the best of our abilities and above CDC standards. Numerous man-made and animal trails wander their way through the ponderosa pine forest, with many more hiking opportunities within a short drive. The Ranch has both long and short nature hikes that allow for views of local flora, fauna, and wheeler peak.  We have too many to count, primitive and natural mountain bike trails, and many more to discover or trail blaze.  We also offer Coleman 49CC mini bikes for rent by the day to explore all over the ranch.  They are great fun, low to the ground, and big enough to move a grown 245 lb man, up and down and all around this magical place we call home.   Don't laugh until you try it.  We are not liable for any accidents, ride at your own risk.

E<< has 7 natural (underground) springs that run year-round.  3 spring-fed ponds, 2 of which are stocked with rainbow trout as well as native brown trout, and crawfish.  The natives are very picky eaters and require more patience than I usually have.  Many of our campers seem to have what it takes as they are caught often, but the rainbows bite on a few different things, you just have to find the right one, and then it's game on.  We do stock the ponds at the beginning of the season each year.  You can keep what you catch, up to 2, per person, per day.  You are also more than welcome to catch and release as often as you like. Please be gentle when releasing the fish, or if they are not going to make it, please cook them.  If you are here for a fishing trip, the surrounding lakes and rivers I personally enjoy fishing more, due to the amount of action you will encounter.  But, if you are just looking for a few nice trout for dinner, we are a good spot to cast your line. 

We have just about every terrain here as well, from prairie and marshland to cliffs and mountainous forests.  The weather can be unpredictable at times, and as we do not control the weather, we ask that you understand that we do not refund do to inclement weather either.. We have a little over 900 feet of elevation change on the ranch as well.  We have had campers deal with altitude sickness in the past, and have found the cans of oxygen sold at the grocery stores and all the other shops around AF are very very effective.  Also, our altitude creates a micro-climate here.  It is always cold at night.  Always.  Just plan for it, and if it turns out to be warmer, lucky you.  Otherwise, you WILL be cold at night... this is hands down what we hear most often from our guests. 

We have numerous species of wildlife that called the ranch home before we did.  We have elk, mule deer, turkeys, bobcats, rams, prairie dogs, beaver, bears, eagles, hawks, owls, sasquatch ; ) and the occasional mountain lion.  There are countless other species of birds here as well. We also have our horses, goats, pigs, and chickens free-roaming within the fenced ranch.

 It is really important to leave all objects you find on the land where you found them (bones, things at the sweat lodge, etc) because this is sacred land and we all need to respect that.

Our Ranch can accommodate individuals, families, 4 legged family members, and both large and small groups.  We have hosted a few absolutely amazing weddings, small church groups, and Veteran Retreat groups.  We have plans and are working toward building this ranch to serve as a retreat center for any and all Veteran programs nationwide to utilize, to relieve some of the burdens they face in providing facilities for these amazing programs.  We are not a retreat program ourselves.  Just a safe environment for our Heroes to get some R&R in whatever program they may find themselves in.  So if you are or know of a retreat that could use a place, reach out to us, that is what we are here for.  We love to support Veterans, LEO, and Emergency Services.  We are Veteran owned and operated.  We will cover one night, for up to 4 campers, for any of those very much appreciated professionals. 

The biggest draw to E<< besides E<< itself, is its proximity to Angel Fire and the Mountain Bike and Ski Resort. Located less than 5 minutes from Town.  There is plenty of exploring to do both on the ranch, in town, and on the famous Enchanted Circle.  Angel Fire has an amazing network of small business owners.  Intent on ensuring the visitors to our Enchanted Circle have an experience worth coming back for.  No matter what your favorite outdoor activities are, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, trailblazing, golfing, or chillaxing. Angel Fire has something for you.  

Nancy Burch's Horse tours and sleigh rides are an unforgettable way to see Angel Fire's natural beauty.  With a Cup of Just Joe's hand-roasted blend of liquid awesomeness and a famous Angel Fire sunrise or sunset, the term "another day in paradise" actually just about covers it.  We have a local grocery store that has everything you may need, in stock.  A life-changing Food Truck called "Jeanette's" next to the farmers market in town that you really should add to your bucket list.  I told you so.   And so so much more to explore and discover on your own.  We don't want to spoil all of the surprises.  But, you won't forget us.

We are also located within 15 minutes of 3 State Parks, too many great fishing lakes to count, the world-famous Coyote creek for all of you fly fisherman out there hunting for the super rare Gila trout.  Red River is less than an hour from here and the brewery there is one of our all-time favorites.  They also have all kinds of ATV and Jeep rentals and some of the coolest stores in northern NM.  Come check it out!  We might just be your new favorite secret spot.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Plenty of trails and runs for Extreme and beginner Bikers. These are un-maintained and natural wilderness trails.

Fishing

2 private fishing ponds stocked with crawfish, rainbow and native brown trout.

Hiking

Numerous marked and unmarked Hiking trails. Free roam hiking is encouraged as well. There is still so much we haven't disco...Read more

Horseback riding

Stables and Corral Available. Horses on our ranch are unbroken, very friendly and love to be pet. You must bring your own to ...Read more

Paddling

In any of the 2 lakes. Monte Verde Lake, and Eagle Nest Lake are just short drives away.

Off-roading (OHV)

Bring your own ATV's or side by sides. Trails are primitive but free roam is ok as long as it isn't destructive.

Snow sports

Show-showing and cross country skiing for the brave

Swimming

In our private ponds

Wildlife watching

The Ranch has Turkeys, Mule Deer, Elk, Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Prairie Dogs, Eagles, Hawks, Horses, coyotes, and numerous ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at E<< Campground NM in New Mexico.

Lake

2 private ponds that are stocked with Rainbow Trout and Native Brown Trout

River

3 natural ground fed springs that run year round.

Swimming hole

We have a lake we use for swimming and fishing. It is 10ft deep at its deepest point.

Wetlands

3 natural ground springs that run yearround converge to our wetlands. This was the first potato farm in NM and supplied potato...Read more

Farm

We have pigs, goats and horses.

Driveway

The Driveway is Pretty Rough. We have a Dirt Road for about 3 miles on the ranch. It leads to most everywhere. It can be pre...Read more

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Hipcamper Mary Sue

A relaxing and magical campsite

Mary Sue M.
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(Site 3)
March 29th, 2019

This was a magical place to camp. It was very private but also in close proximity to the hosts, Landon & Sofia, which made me feel safe. The hosts had a fire going for us at our campsite when we arrived and were very welcoming and available during our entire stay there. The layout of the campsite was well thought out and made for a relaxing trip. My partner and I loved waking up each morning, having coffe down by the water, and then hiking the land. It’s a great location as well. The town, Angel Fire, is only a 5 minute drive from the property and it has great food-especially Jeanette’s. The drive to Taos from the property is short and scenic. Our hosts suggested the Ojo Caliente hot springs in Taos and it was wonderful. I plan on bringing back my friends and family to camp here again.

E<< Campground NME<< Campground NMThe view we woke up to each morningGreat fire pit design the
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on May 13th, 2019

So glad yall loved it! You are always welcome! Come back soon.

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Hipcamper Bradly

Great hosts and beautiful views.

Bradly H.
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(Site 3)
March 29th, 2019

The site was clean and well kept. It came stocked with camping items to make our stay easy and comfortable; pot, pan, grill, trash can, etc. The campsite itself over looks a valley with two ponds where you can fish for trout or trap crawfish. The hosts were very attentive to our needs and made suggestions on where to hike on the property. They were even kind enough to drop off ingredients to make S'Mores! The town of Angel Fire is a short distance away and has a great little place to eat called Janette's. Overall I recommend this spot if you enjoy car camping and peace and quiet.

Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on May 13th, 2019

Great! We are so glad you guys had fun! Cant wait for you guys to come back. See you soon!

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Hipcamper Brandon

Awesome! campsite!

Brandon F.
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(Site 1)
April 14th, 2019

Me and my friend had an awesome stay at this camp! The camp site was very spacious and had cooking utensils on site! With so much land to explore it made the camping experience that much more adventurous! And with the sites being so far apart from the others it also made the camp quiet and relaxing. The hosts where very kind, Landon and Sofia made us feel very safe and comfortable at are stay here! With the amount of ideas the hosts have for this place will certainly satisfy a lot of guests! Overall I had a great time and would recommended you give them a visit,I know I will be returning!

Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on May 13th, 2019

Glad you guys loved it as much as we do! Yall are always welcome. Come back when you can stay longer.

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Hipcamper Regina

It was the best time ever.

Regina C.
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(Site 5)
April 26th, 2019

This place was just great both Sofia and Landon are excellent hosts we can’t wait till the next time we go . Thanks for a great time Reggie and laurel .

Just memories With camperMe Reggie and the other dog taking a breakTaking a break from hiking my wife and one of the dogs
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on May 13th, 2019

You guys were great. Looking forward to yall coming back! Glad you had a great time. Your spot is always open.

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Hipcamper Tammy
Tammy D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 26th, 2019

Thank you for sharing your beautiful land with the public! The experience exceeded our expectations and we’ll definitely be back!

Hamlet!E<< Campground NM
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

We are so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves! You guys are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Hipcamper Kaye

Beyond our wildest dreams!

Kaye D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 10th, 2019

Landon and Sophia made our very first hipcamp experience a dream come true for us. The most beautiful scenery anyone could ask for. They went well beyond any expectations we could have dreamed of. Don't miss this one in a lifetime experience!

Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on June 19th, 2019

You guys were awesome! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Hipcamper Chrystie

Absolutely stunning

Chrystie H.
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(Site 1)
June 12th, 2019

This campground exceeded all of our expectations. It is absolutely beautiful! The forest is so lush and healthy. We woke each morning to a herd of wild horses grazing in the meadow. It is peaceful and serene. Landon and Sofia were excellent hosts and made sure we were happy and safe. Sofia even brought us brownies for my husbands birthday! Highly recommend!

Enchanted Circle Campground is absolutely magical! It is such a beautiful and peaceful area. We saw wild horses, elk, deer and so many birds. Landon and Sofia were friendly and helpful. Not to mention we saw a double rainbow! E<< Campground NM
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Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on June 19th, 2019

Great photo! We love it. You guys were great! Come back anytime.

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Hipcamper Gary & Erin
Gary & Erin L.
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(Site 1)
June 16th, 2019

ECC is an incredibly beautiful property. I can’t wait to go back and explore this place some more. The site was overlooking a green valley. Could sit and stare at it for hours. There is another 1600+ acres that we barely saw. Sofia and Landon were great hosts that shared the history of the land. Sofia also shared her delicious brownies. Superb hosts. Highly recommend this place.

A beautiful camp site.
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on June 19th, 2019

Awesome! We are glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon! You are always welcome.

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Hipcamper katherine
Katherine D.
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(Site 2)
June 17th, 2019

A very special place with a special hosts. Beautiful views with nature abound. The little town is close by if you have forgotten something. However, for me, bliss was staying at my wonderful campsite above the valley and enjoying hiking, looking at wild flowers, wildlife viewing and the warm fire in the evening. Sofia is as sweet as she can be and her husband helpful. Love the land and leave the land as you found it. Enjoy!

E<< Campground NMlook carefully, elk in backgroundvalley
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
Response from Landon and Sofia, the Host, on August 8th, 2019

Thanks for the very special review! We really appreciate it. We are so glad you came and hope you come back soon when you can stay a little longer. Thanks again, and see you soon.

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Awards

Best in 2021 New Mexico
1st place
Best of 2019 New Mexico
2nd place
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E<< Enchanted Circle Campground
State
New Mexico
Country
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