Hipcamp host Richard S.,
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We are at the entrance to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. The Rio Grande River is a quarter mile away. Fishing Hiking Biking Boating Climbing. Historic Taos NM is 15 miles to the North. Santa Fe Nm is 50 miles to the south.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
TV hookup available
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 24ft
Surface type: concrete pad
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send RICHARD a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Rio Grande Gorge National Monument in New Mexico.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Rio Grande Gorge National Monument

10 Reviews

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Hipcamper JR
Jr S.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2020

The campsite is a sweet little area behind the owner’s cafe. Its a convenient little spot right off the highway if you’re passing through town or on your way to Taos. We stayed over before heading to Cieneguilla Stables to go horseback riding which is less than a mile away (which was incredible, side note). I think we may have been some of the first guests to stay here, so here are some things I would have wanted to know prior to our stay:

+Richard was a super accommodating host and made sure we had everything we needed, including wifi, power, water, and firewood for the beautiful Adobe fire pit by the campsite.
+The bathroom was available during cafe hours, otherwise a port-o-potty was available for use.
+Convenient spot for campers looking for above amenities.
+Host has two adorable cartoon-like dogs.
+Super close to the rio grande gorge.
-His place is a stone’s throw from the highway so we periodically heard noise from trucks and cars passing by.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt Z.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2020

Great spot. We used it for a quick 1 night stay over. Richard be was amiable and welcoming.

Hipcamper Sheldon
Sheldon S.
recommends this listing.
December 10th, 2020

Richard’s place was exactly as described. While. It typical for a camp site, the amenities made it more than worth it. A covered patio with a fireplace and firewood was greatly appreciated and utilized on the cold December nights and mornings we stayed there. Access to electricity made car camping a breeze. The walk down to the Rio Grand was a highlight of the stay.

Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
December 23rd, 2020

Richard was a very nice, communicative, and helpful host. We used this Pilar camp as a base camp for skiing at Taos mountain for 4 nights. Its about a 40 min drive up to the ski area, but we enjoyed camping in the lower / warmer elevation. We brought our mini camper. The site is on a concrete pad, and theres a little incline to get up to it, so practice your backing up trailer skills before you arrive! Our 50 ft. Extension cord barely reached to the working 110 outlet. We especially enjoyed evenings around the adobe fireplace. There are a few non-functioning cars about but dont let that bother you :) The bathroom was acceptable. We enjoyed that there was hot water in the bathroom and a flush toilet as other campgrounds in the area have closed bathrooms at the moment. Be aware theres no cell service down there, but he has a fast internet connection.

Hipcamper Mary
Mary C.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2021

A beautiful spot. Richard was a spectacular host and the outdoor seating with fireplace was a huge treat.

Hipcamper Clay
Clay E.
recommends this listing.
January 3rd, 2021

Cozy site, beautiful drive there

Hipcamper Christopher

Able to book but no communication?

Christopher L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
January 16th, 2021

Didn’t get to stay at place. Host never contacted us and host never showed us where campsite was. We were given directions to the front of the yacht club and then couldn’t find the campsite from there. I would like a complete refund.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2021

Quick highway access and rio grande outdoor space.

Hipcamper Jen

Great spot with lots of amenities!

Jen Z.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2021

Richard’s place in Pilar was a great place to stay. He was very helpful and responsive, answering any questions we had and more! Right off the highway and very convenient, his camping area offers electric and bathrooms with hot and cold water, a lovely expansive area with couches and tables in the shade and a very wonderful outdoor kiva fireplace with all the wood and kindling provided. He was so very kind, hospitable and helpful with all out questions about the area. I highly recommend his place for a great stopover!

Rio Grande Gorge National MonumentRio Grande Gorge National Monument
Richard S.’s Land
New Mexico
United States
1 Site

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