Hipcamp host Star F.
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Ocate Cliffs is an autistic-run retreat center in Northern New Mexico. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, our 139 acre property offers beautiful tent camping at 9,000 ft. You can see nearly 70 miles in each direction and are welcome to enjoy the trails throughout the property.

A group of autistic people is building this retreat center from the ground up. By sta

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Ocate Cliffs is an autistic-run retreat center in Northern New Mexico. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, our 139 acre property offers beautiful tent camping at 9,000 ft. You can see nearly 70 miles in each direction and are welcome to enjoy the trails throughout the property.

A group of autistic people is building this retreat center from the ground up. By staying here, you're supporting a non-profit dedicated to the growth, empowerment, and inclusion of autistic people.

We're usually only open in Summer.

Campsite area
Bring your own
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Star a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ocate Cliffs in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
Ranch

The vibe at Ocate Cliffs

14 Written reviews
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Hipcamper David

Best stay in the mountains!

David R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 17th, 2020

While looking for a place to get away during the shut-down, we found that many camp sites were closed. We lucked out when we found this one! As far as managed camp sites go, this one is quite out there. Luckily we were given very clear directions to the propriety. The last two miles were pretty rough, so you must have a dependable vehicle with good clearance! Sites surround a central building, which is fitted with a full kitchen where you can prepare food. This is bear country, so we had NO problem following the cooking regulations. During the pandemic, our host gave clear instructions for cleaning up to maintain social distance and mitigate the spread of germs. There is also an outdoor bathroom and access to water. The property is covered with wild irises, and was incredibly beautiful! And best of all for us, dogs were allowed off leash :) We loved this place!

Hipcamper Eddie

Amazing site, amazing host.

Eddie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 18th, 2020

The campsite was amazing. Star is a great host. I will definently be returning!

Hipcamper Diana

Perfectly peaceful

Diana G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2020

Delightful..a great connection with nature with incredible views!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2020

I stayed there for a night it was really nice it’s a great place to get away and enjoy nature. The host are really nice and have good stories

Hipcamper Eddie

Beautiful campsite

Eddie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2020

Great camp, camp host and facilities. Rough road, well worth the trip.

Hipcamper matty
Matty K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2020

Very accommodating. Beautiful piece of land.

Hipcamper Randy
Randy L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2020

This is a awesome spot, the host Star is super awesome and very helpful. The site is beautiful and feels very safe but remote. Definitely would recommend it!

Hipcamper Sandy

Thanks for the stay!

Sandy E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2020

Star was welcoming and helpful when we arrived at Ocate Cliffs. They showed us around the different camping spots we could choose from. They also told us were could choose another spot we liked that wasn't marked. We ended up picking a spot that was perfect for group camping.

There is a solar toilet and a spot to hang your solar shower that is private. It was nice to have the platform to stand on! Clever! The indoor communal space was lovely and inviting.

You cannot cook meat at this listing so be sure to precook your meat or bring jerky. Overall, we had a super great time and will be back in the future!

Ocate Cliffs is beautiful and well worth the short hike to see it.The hiking trails that speckle the property are marked both by wooden trail marker posts and by fallen trees arranged into a path.Plenty of open space to explore on the property.There are more than 5 trails on the property alone and each offers a unique view of the space.
Hipcamper Tracy

Rustic camping- comforts of home

Tracy W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2020

Let me begin with why I gave the directions to the camp a mid rating. Star will give you exact directions to the camp, but Hipcamp didn’t give us those directions. So, follow what Star tells you they are exact.

Now that that’s out of the way it is beautiful there. Star and the crew have done an amazing job! You will have the beauty and serenity of rustic camping with the ease of using the restroom, shower, kitchen and you can even eat your meal in the main house. Star gives you a detailed map of the trails they’ve cleared when you get there, she lets you know which ones are ready for use. They’ve done a great job of marking the trails. Every once in awhile you might catch yourself enjoying the beauty and have moved off the trail a bit, just take a second to look around and you’ll be back on your way.

Things to know- first you need a higher profile vehicle to maneuver the 2 mile road to the camp. That 2 miles took us 20 minutes to drive- it’s a serious road. If you’re concerned with nature- like you don’t like animal poo and uneven campsites this might not be the place for you. The sites are very rustic- it is nature after all. I think those are the main things that might bother the faint of heart folk. I’m excited to see what the future brings for Stars endeavor!

I hope to be able to post pictures.

Main houseView from campsiteOcate CliffsPicnic and fire area
Property
Ocate Cliffs
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$8/night
3 Sites
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