Nestled in the Carson National Forest @ 9000ft in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the southern region of the Colorado Rockies lies Enchanted Circle Campgrounds. ECC is a quite, exclusive, peaceful campground that generally has open camping sites.  There are 3 Private campsites.  Lake View 1 or LV1  is the smallest camp site but it overlooks the valley and lakes and is clos

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Nestled in the Carson National Forest @ 9000ft in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the southern region of the Colorado Rockies lies Enchanted Circle Campgrounds. ECC is a quite, exclusive, peaceful campground that generally has open camping sites.  There are 3 Private campsites.  Lake View 1 or LV1  is the smallest camp site but it overlooks the valley and lakes and is closest to the entrance.  Which is still a 5 minute drive from the gate.  Valley View 1 is spot #2.  It is located in the middle of the ranch.  It is the largest of the spots and perfect for campers and trailers.  It overlooks the valley and has 2 fire pits and hammocks.   Cliff View 1 or CV1 is our third spot.  It is the most remote.  It sits on top of a pretty large cliff system that the Ute Indians actually lived in and has some of the best views.  Trailers can't get to spot 3, and we highly recommend 4x4 to get there. You are surrounded by trees and wildlife no matter what spot you choose.  Each spot has a Campfire grill, cast Iron skillet, Dutch oven, Coffee Pot, grilling utensils, shovel, hatchet, trash can, hammock, and other small necessities.   Numerous trails wander there way through the 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.  ECC has 7 natural ground fed springs that run year round.  3 Spring Fed lakes, 2 of which are stocked with Rainbow trout as well as native brown trout, and Crawfish.  We have just about every terrain here as well, from prairie and marshland, to cliffs and mountainous forest.  We have a little over 900 feet of elevation change on the ranch.  We have numerous species of wildlife that call the ranch home.  We have Elk, Mule Deer, Turkeys, Bobcats, Prairie Dogs, beaver, Bears and the occasional Mountain Lion.   We also have our horses and cattle free roaming within the fenced ranch.  Our Ranch can accommodate individuals, families, and both large and small groups. The biggest draw to ECC besides ECC itself is its proximity to Angel Fire and the Ski and Mountain Bike Resort. Located just 5 miles from Town.  There is plenty of exploring to do both on the ranch and in town.  We are also located within 15 minutes of 3 State Parks.  Come check it out!  It might just be your favorite secret spot.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% 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.

Boating

We have a 14 Ft V Hull John Boat with motor that seats 2. It is At the Monte Verde Lake for your convenience and use for a sma...Read more

Fishing

3 private fishing lakes stocked with crawfish, rainbow and native brown trout.

Hiking

Numerous marked Hiking trails. Free roam hiking is encouraged as well. There is still so much we haven't discovered yet.

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 3 lakes. Monte Verde Lake, and Eagle Nest Lake are just short drives away.

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.

Climbing

We have 1000 ft of elevation change on the Ranch. There are a few cliffs and climbing locations.

Snow sports

Show-showing and cross country skiing for the brave

Swimming

In one of the 3 Lakes.

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 Enchanted Circle Campgrounds in New Mexico.

Hot spring

Our Springs are not heated, but are full of great minerals.

Lake

3 private Lakes. 2 are stocked with Rainbow Trout and Native Brown Trout

Redwoods

Huge Pine, Fir, and Spruce species that are perfect to lounge underneath.

River, stream or creek

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

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.

Trail we took each morning Enchanted Circle CampgroundsEnchanted Circle CampgroundsThe view we woke up to each morning
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.
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(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!

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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.
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(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 CampgroundsEnchanted 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!
Hipcamper Landon and Sofia
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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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!

Enchanted Circle Campgroundslook 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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Enchanted Circle Campground
State
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$35/night
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