Hipcamp host Chris L.,
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Secluded high country camping in open ponderosa pine forest adjacent to large tract of national forest, a great place for mountain biking, hiking, or bring your own horse and ride. 20 minutes from El Malpais and El Morro national monuments. For that wilderness experience, sites are 300 yards from parking and 300 yards apart.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Animal welfare approved eggs. Fed only certified organic feed.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Tent camping under the pines in New Mexico.


We are just below a cinder cone in the Zuni mountains. Black bear, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, Wolf, coyotes, wild turkey, dee...Read more


I raise chicken, turkey, sheep and certified organic produce.


Camping spots rotate through unused sheep pasture. Sheep may very well be grazing just one fence away from your campsite.


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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 19th, 2021

We literally had the best time ever! My girls didnt want to leave, and Ms. Chris was the sweetest. She let me girl gather eggs, then in the morning they got to help feed all the animals. We are already taking about when we can go back

Hipcamper Dante

A piece of heaven under the pines..

Dante R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 3rd, 2021

An Amazing piece of heaven in peaceful pine country...Lots and Lots of land to roam around. Also, it's plenty of space for the friendly sheep and dogs. The host was VERY friendly! She made sure we could find our location and she provided water for us. We even bought eggs from her hens!!!

Hipcamper Kurt

Great campsite and host

Kurt C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 25th, 2021

Chris was a great host. She even gave the kids a tour of the farm animals and let them collect eggs. The campsite location is beautiful and remote. We had a great time and was 20 minutes away from El Moro for a day trip.

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 23rd, 2021

Clean, large, quiet, beautiful camping area under the pines. Fire pit is nice and you can see the stars because no lights around to interfere.

Nice area to sit by a fire!
Hipcamper Janine
Janine L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 19th, 2020

Chris was so awesome and made our stay so welcoming. We really enjoyed the beautiful pines and the stars, oh my...spectacular! Highly recommend! Make sure to follow the coordinates in hip camp for directions. Enjoy!!!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 10th, 2020

Very friendly and helpful host, with one of the most beautiful dogs I’ve ever seen in my life.

Hipcamper Kelly

Serene, private with amenities! go!

Kelly H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 23rd, 2020

Fantastic time! It was as if we had hiked into the backcountry as the site was so private. Very peaceful. The most relaxed place we have stayed. You don't have to worry about generators or kids crying or other campers playing loud music into the night. Yet if you want to you could without bothering anyone.

And yet, as some of us have medical issues, we were comforted by the fact that a landline and help was close enough at hand.

We felt completely safe and felt at ease with the young ones running around to their hearts' content.

Chris was awesome, very pleasant, welcoming, and gave our little ones 'tours' of her farm animals. And she was considerate enough to tell us to wait a day to visit the chickens because it was our first day happened to be slaughtering day and she didn't want the kids upset by it.

Chris was incredibly accommodating and offered to help with any and all things, she helped us transport our gear to the site with her little tractor, gave us fresh eggs, yet gave us all the privacy we needed (she was not nosey).

We also loved King, the resident dog (a wanna be sheepdog but). Very well behaved. If you saw him wandering the property you could call him and he would come over and you could pet or play with him, yet when you where done you could just say 'go on' and off he would go.

It was cool to wake up to a herd of sheep right outside our tent! And we would see them throughout the day as well.

There was a table, fresh water, a fire pit, and a nicely constructed homemade outhouse (like you saw in 'Little House on the Prairie.' The outhouse was far enough away from the site that you couldn't see it or smell it, yet not too far to walk even at night.

We can't wait to go back. It will definitely be a place we go every year!

Can't say enough positive things about Camping Under the Pines aka Wifflebird Ranch.

You won't be disappointed!

Just go :)

Hipcamper Scott

Couldn’t ask for more

Scott W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 8th, 2020

Such a great site and host. The ranch was amazing it felt like we had the whole mountain to ourselves. The extras were more then expected. We were so comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend this site if you want a great and comfortable camping experience.

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Hipcamper Margot
Margot A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2020

Beautiful land and the campsite was away from the house and private. Highly recommend.

Wifflebird Ranch
New Mexico
United States
2 Sites