Hipcamp host Stephanie O.,
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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos,

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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos, the Rio Grande and a lot of wilderness, national forest, BLM, and national monument land.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Stephanie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 95%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at High Desert Camping in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous

Places to see near High Desert Camping

66 Reviews

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

My daughter & I are on a road trip & we enjoyed our two night stay here. We loved the little kitchen cook/prep space in the trees by the firepit. Other than a few vehicles going by during the day it was pretty quiet, especially at night. My daughter loved the sweet dogs & exploring the area with the host’s son.

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Hipcamper Morgan

If you need privacy, keep looking

Morgan B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 5th, 2022

Upon arriving, we realized that this campsite is not private at all and we would not be comfortable staying here. We left immediately. Place looked mostly like the pictures, but I wish the listing would have stated how close the site is to peoples’ living spaces.

Hipcamper Matt

Home away from home in the desert!

Matt K.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

We had a terrific time camping on Stephanie's property in rural NM. Her space is tucked away in a neighborhood with properties just like it not far outside of Taos. Upon arrival she greeted us immediately and showed where to set up camp, instructions for using the outhouse/shower, and gave recommendations for where to eat in town. She let us know the property is in transition while she builds a more permanent home for herself and her kids. She was very kind, respectful of our space, and her kids were too. We also spent time chatting with Stephanie after dinner our first night - she's very knowledgeable and fascinating to talk to, so that's a plus if you're interested in learning about the locality and its history.

The property itself is absolutely gorgeous, the stars were bright at night, and the campground is clean and welcoming. We'll definitely be going back and can't wait to see what's new next time. I'd recommend this Hipcamp property to anyone who's interested in camping around Taos.

Hipcamper Amber

Amazing dark skies site!

Amber K.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2022

We loved camping here with a bazillion stars to gaze upon. Fabulous site, well organized, clean and amazing host. Definitely a must camp experience! Wish we would have had more time here but so happy to have made these memories.

Hipcamper Tom
Tom H.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Fantastic setting, amazing view, all the amenities needed for camping. LOVED this place

Hipcamper Sarah

Great site!

Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

We really enjoyed staying on Stephanie’s land. The proximity to both Taos and Red River, as well as recreation spots along the Rio Grande was great. Stephanie was very helpful and welcoming, while at the same time respectful of privacy. The space was great - nice sun and shade options, outhouse, as well as seating, tables and outdoor cooking stove. Would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Jack
Jack H.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2022

Nice secluded area in the mountains, central to alot of great fishing spots.

Hipcamper Ryan

Camping on the high hillside

Ryan G.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

Lovely site right next to the Lama Foundation. We were super pleased with the reception of the host, and the ample space to spread out and not feel surrounded by other campers, as one would at a park campsite.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven L.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2022

Stephanie was an amazing host and ensured we were well prepared when a snow storm rolled in. She was very responsive to communication and very accommodating with our rooftop tent. The camp is amazing and very peaceful with plenty to check out around the area. Highly recommend this Hipcamp!

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Awards

Best of 2022 New Mexico
Finalist
Property
High Desert Camping
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$16/night
1 Site

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