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,
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.
- 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 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at High Desert Camping in New Mexico.
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Gorgeous, welcoming & comfortable
Stephanie is so kind and welcoming, as was her tenant Martin. The campsite was super cute and had all the amenities we needed, including water and firewood. Amazing view of the sunset and stars, and plenty of places to explore. So many Steller’s Jays to watch as well. A perfect way to end our short trip to Taos area.
Great views, nice site, kind host
We were so grateful to find this site in the PJ away from the crowds. It was easy to get to from the highway and the high desert location at the base of the mountains made for excellent sunsets and views. The kitchen area was set up well and the outhouse was nice and clean. Stephanie provided drinking water as needed and a bonus was plenty of wood to burn for campfires. Stephanie met us when we arrived and gave us some great “off the beaten path” recommendations, so we had a fun time exploring places we wouldn’t have made it to otherwise. That really made the trip. You can tell she and her family will do what they can to help guests have a great experience.
I loved it! It was very peaceful. Great setup. Very nice outhouse. Great views. The host was very friendly and very informative on places to go and things to do in the area. I would highly recommend it if you wanted to get away and have some peace and quiet.
High desert comfort and ease
My stay on Stephanie’s land in Lama was perfect. I loved the practical arrangement of the space, the stellar views of the valley, plateau and mountains all around, the smart fireplace and chimney (safe for windy nights) and the well-crafted outhouse (BIG fan of thoughtful composting toilets here). And I appreciated the gentle presence of the neighbor, Martin, who shared extra knowledge about the property and area, in general. I’d happily return to Stephanie’s High Desert Camping site, especially to further explore the abundant hiking and other adventures around the Enchanted Circle. So much beauty to absorb in northern NM. Wouldn’t mind seeing Jupiter, the aptly-named neighbor dog again, too!
Great place, great cost, great host
Stephanie was very helpful always replied quickly to my messages. She came down to meet me even though it was after dark when I arrived and she showed me around to n make sure I got settled in ok. Her place was great, lots of cool little touches. My only regret was not staying longer. She had great suggestions of things to do in the area. I totally loved the hot springs and Rio Grande River.
Wonderful place to camp
This was a great place to stay. It was a nice location, the campsite was well setup, there were great amenities, and it was a fun place. My favorite part was the firepit. I would definitely recommend this place to someone looking for a great camping experience with some nice amenities to make it more comfortable and accessible.
We loved our brief visit here! Stephanie was helpful and communicative throughout our visit, helped me find the camp, and greeted us when we arrived. The space was sweet! The bathroom, library, campfire area and kitchen were all exactly as described.