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Star Gazer Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · To'hajiilee, NM
We are a secluded, one site camp. Our home is 22 miles west of Albuquerque NM. Just 4 miles from i40. Adjacent to Navajo reservation where “Breaking Bad” was filmed. Hundreds of acres of naturalized land. Panoramic view of mountains and unobstructed view of the night sky. Beautiful sunrises, sunsets and starry nights. We would love to share our homestead with you. Come unplug, Safe. Everybody welcome. Most of your questions are answered in this listing. Text me for any additional concerns.
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Healing on the Rio Grande !

18 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Albuquerque, NM
Come to New Mexico ! The Land of Enchantment. Sing Chants to the Moon, The Sun, The Rain, The Stars , The Beautiful Land and the Ancestors ! HAPPY 2024, The Year of the Dragon. We won , an award with Hipcamp, Best of 2023 !!!! - out of a list of many great places in NM . 2024 will be yet another great year ! We love hosting, this will be out 7th year . We are so happy to Host . Come enjoy organic . Urban Permaculture . Awesome, thanks for loving on our peaceful garden. It is an honor to serve the traveler, the camper, sweet tourist , wild vacationer , folks visiting friends and family , the many folks who explore and folks on grand adventures. We love to camp as well. BE OUTSIDE ! Heal from Nature . We have a lot to offer. Our place is good for folks who work on the road, Great WIFI ! Easy to manage a job while on the road . Eat flowers and herbs. There is a great herb store , herbal clinic and more . Just down the road, called, RED ROOT , next to the Food Co-op on Rio Grande Blvd. Our Space is in the heart of the Griegos Neighborhood , A very old style , old world area. Safe area. Same Hispanic families have lived here since 1712, no joke, that is real. Rural feel for an urban / suburban setting , space space, off street parking. We are NOT an RV park nor are we a " camp ground " . We Are an Organic Garden ( Urban Permaculture ) that you can stay inside a magical, growing goodness space . This place is very, very private . The parking area is not private . Our road is dead end , very low traffic . The garden wall around the whole tent area has a 6 foot tall , very thick wall , and trees , surrounding every thing. There is a forest and pond for ducks behind the garden . Our place is for Wildlife, to be fed, and given water and safe space to raise young. We are located in an area where the birds of the world fly from the north to the south and then change direction each season. Many lizards . Many wild mammals . There are many farms in the area. With Horses , goats , chickens , ducks , mules, donkeys , other livestock . We have no pets and no livestock. At night this is dark ( we do have solar lights on walk ways ) and it is peaceful. A safe zone for travelers . Serene , gentle and lovely . You get your privacy . New Mexico is so amazing, all year . We have inside space in Fall / Winter . Welcome to Mother Bosque Garden . Started in Corrales NM in 2010 . We are in the North valley of Albuquerque New Mexico 87107. The same families have lived here for 100, 200, 300 plus years . 1000s of years . Native people have lived in this valley for close to 20,000 years more . The Rio Grande is very close by ( 2 miles west of us ) bike or by car . We are close to route 40 and route 25, just 7 mins. away . There is a Food Co-op with in a 5 mins. drive . And a regular store and gas within one mile of our place. Come eat Traditional New Mexican Foods and Heal with Very Living Traditional New Mexican Herbal Medicines . Relax, rest, find repose. Happy travels, happy hiking, happy sleeping under the stars, happy home made food, happy resting. Old Town is close by, so is the Rio Grande River and Nature Center ( 2 miles up the street ) . So many things in our area to see, to do, learn history . Awesome food, music and arts/ crafts, everywhere. So much activity all over. SO MANY CULTURES and Languages , so much diversity !
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South Valley Hideaway

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Albuquerque, NM
lots and lots of shade!! whole lot of grass too. host area comes with a grape arbor/ picnic covered area.Camp area is about 1 acre, property is 2 acres(smaller) Fruit trees very quiet and private from neighborshorse shoes, and other games provided for guests.Sorry no fires RV hook up includes sewer dump, electric, and water
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Peacock Lane

1 site · RV1 acre · Albuquerque, NM
Half acre lot nestled in the heart of the beautiful North Valley. Surrounded by ancient cottonwood and elm trees, amidst the migrating cranes, and sightings of colorful Peacocks, only native to this location in the USA. Equipped with two 220V 30 amp plugs on site to facilitate all electrical needs. Come soak in the sunlight and inhale the fresh mountain air.
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Kamaria's Wellness Retreat

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Albuquerque, NM
What a wonderful space. Kamaria Creations is a Wellness Retreat nestled in Albuquerque's Historic North Valley. We are close to Old Town, The Nature Center, Museums, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Wonderful Eateries and Nightlife. Onsite we are home to the only Natural Hair Care Center in New Mexico. Additionally, we offer Bed and Breakfast Accommodations. Our Salon creates amazing styles, cuts, locks, braids and much more. We have an array of Body work services including Facials, Massage Therapy, Herbal Medicine and more.If you are here on a Tuesday Join Us for Taco Tuesday Night. Our stage hosts many local musicians as well. We are a wonderful destination for Balloon Festival as well. Located a quick 15 min drive to the Balloon Fiesta Park. The rail Runner is within reach which will connect campers with Santa Fe. We also have a bus stop directly in front of our site for you to head downtown for the day. The grounds can provide up to 3 spaces for camping. Learn more about this land:Calling all campers. We've got an outdoor stage, a couple secluded areas on the grounds. Inside the main house we've got herbal medicine, massage therapy, Natural hair care and more! Electricity is on site.Please Be Mindful We have Little Nubian Pygmy Goats onsite. Only animals that are Kid and Goat Safe are permitted. ALL DOGS must be on leash. All Dogs must be walked to the park or off property to do their doggie business both number 1 and 2. We also have active pollinators, very gentle bee's. Let them live freely and do their work for humanity. Honey and Tea is available onsite.
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Balloon Fiesta Ranch Oasis

8 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
Beautiful 2 acre property, green wild grass and alfalfa, surrounded by trees. You wouldn’t realize you’re in the city. Located at the end of a dead end road. The property borders a local acequia (ditch water way) with quick access to nature walkways, bike paths and the Rio Grand River. Lots of bike and walkways. 1.2 miles to the Balloon Fiesta Park. Excellent location for attending or viewing from the land.
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The Rabbit Property

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cedar Crest, NM
Open field with beautiful views of the mountains. Quiet neighborhood. Hiking, biking and horseback riding within minutes. Restaurants within walking distance - Ribs BBQ and Bar, Rumor Brewing, El Mariachi, Cabra Coffee. This is an undeveloped lot with plenty of space if you need a place to pitch a tent or park an RV. If you’re in a tent you will need a means of toileting. For RVs I can provide water hookup and electric if you park near the house.
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Blessing Feathers Encampment

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Rio Rancho, NM
Discover tranquility on our one-acre property nestled just 5 miles west of the Rio Rancho Event Center in Rio Rancho Estates. Situated on a cul-de-sac, our serene retreat is surrounded by sagebrush and Cholla, providing a haven for abundant birdlife and rabbits. Experience the peaceful ambiance as you take in the sublime views of the majestic Sandias and Jemez mountains. Unwind around the fire pit, complete with an expanded metal chiminea for added fire safety. For convenience, there's an outhouse available on-site, though guests must bring their own water. Whether you arrive with a tent, van, or truck bed camper, all are welcome to enjoy our tranquil oasis. Please note that accessing the property with RVs might pose a challenge. Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of our Rio Rancho retreat.
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Sunny Mellow Eco Villa

4 sites · Lodging8 acres · Tijeras, NM
Sunny Mellow Eco Villa is the land with a great history. The QUIET, secret Shangra-La Valley just over the ridge from Route 66 (and I-40) was the camping place for Billy the Kid and his gang! They could quickly saddle up when the posted lookout on the ridge above signaled the passing of the stagecoach! Even more stunning, it was the Tijeras Indian Pueblo Tribe's place of roaming and rest. The land now sports an Organic Vineyard, Orchard and Vegetable Garden that guests my forage from when in bloom. A Large, Clean, Secluded Redwood Yoga Deck, Ping-Pong, Horseshoes, and a Giant Swing Set, along with patios and lounges that are found over the 8 acre land, and all joined by a network of Scenic Pathways and Bridges that connect The Vineyard, The Orchard, The Garden, The Solar Array, The Swing, The Yoga Deck, Ping Pong Terrace, Horse shoe Pit... Perfect Place and Feel The Akashic Records of Where Billy the Kid and his gang camped and the Tijeras Indians Lived! 8 Minutes to Albuquerque. 7 minutes to Cedar Crest, 20 minutes to The Infinite View off the Sandia Crest, 10 minutes to Edgewood. 50 minutes to Santa Fe. Located in THE CENTER of The ZIA of NEW MEXICO! Views of meadows, mountains and the Enchanting New Mexico sky from the Every stopping point on the Eco Villa Trail System. Ride a bike, take a sauna, Read a book... Take a nap. Enjoy the Unique Feel and Romance of the Yoga Yurt, The Awesome Modern Outdoor Kitchen, The delicious KING Bed. Watch 4K TV with 900 download and 35 upload! Enjoy Dining at your Private HipCamp Site! Hike into the Cedro National forest a short walk to the end of the road. If you feel sociable, join in a campfire with the guests at The Chi-Treehouse or Invite guests to the Fire-pit at your own Yoga Yurta! Sit in the Secluded "Starchamber" by day for a sun tan, or by night for moon glow and infinite star gazing. Drive to Sandia Peak, Hike, Ski, Mountain Bike (Even out your back door if you do not want to drive). Albuquerque and The East Mountains has more trails in proximity to a metropolis than an city in the country. Pick sandy, rocky, or meadow, or a forest ascent. Grove at top notch restaurants in ABQ and some local ones just down the street.
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Boondocking Out West

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Rio Rancho, NM
Learn more about this land:We are located on a Mesa with 360* Mountain View’s! The sunrise and sunset is spectacular! The full moon is a great time to camp as well as the new moon if you are into night photos!
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Mesa top camping

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Madrid, NM
Set above the historic town of Madrid N.M. is Waldo Mesa. The location of past mining operations and stunning Vista's.
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Cliff Drive

1 site · RV1 acre · Rio Rancho, NM
1 acre property RV full hookups (water/sewerand electric) available outside of the home. Plenty of parking space available, secure area with automatic gates! Biking available in area around Rio Rancho, hiking in the Sandias. Balloon fiesta will be approaching. Local breweries close by in area.
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The desert Southwest is home to a rich history filled with scenic landscapes and natural wonders. The Petroglyph National Monument is one such wonder, dedicated to preserving ancient drawings created by the region’s first inhabitants. Rockhounds and hiking enthusiasts alike will enjoy exploring the park's long-extinct volcanoes and basalt boulders.

When visiting the monument, your first stop should be Las Imagines Visitor Center. Here you'll find park brochures, a gift shop, restrooms and a place to fill your water bottle. Remember, this is a desert so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen for your adventure.

With no petroglyph viewing trails at the visitor center, you'll have to drive, bike or walk to the nearest trailhead. It's anywhere from one mile to 6.5 miles away, depending on your starting point. Boca Negra Canyon has 3 short trails, with both Macaw and Mesa Point being easy hikes. For a little more intensity, check out Rinconada Canyon, with 300 petroglyphs along a 2.2-mile loop. If you're bringing Fido along, you'll want to drive out to Piedras Marcadas, where you'll find 300 petroglyphs and a dog-friendly 1.5-mile trail. Depending on your itinerary, you could spend a full day here hiking all the trails and exploring the volcanoes. To make the most of your visit, why not stay at a nearby campground? Hipcamp can help you find tent, RV and glamping sites!

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