Hipcamp host Stephanie O.
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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos,

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At about 8500' elevation on the flanks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, you can explore local NM history and the outdoor beauty of Northern NM from this campsite. Drive east on dirt roads up the mountain and camp in the shade of pinon and juniper. The campsite has a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and an outhouse. Nearby is Taos Ski Valley, Red River, Questa, the Town of Taos, the Rio Grande and a lot of wilderness, national forest, BLM, and national monument land.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Stephanie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at High Desert Camping in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at High Desert Camping

22 Reviews

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Hipcamper Hilary

Great views, nice site, kind host

Hilary B.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

We were so grateful to find this site in the PJ away from the crowds. It was easy to get to from the highway and the high desert location at the base of the mountains made for excellent sunsets and views. The kitchen area was set up well and the outhouse was nice and clean. Stephanie provided drinking water as needed and a bonus was plenty of wood to burn for campfires. Stephanie met us when we arrived and gave us some great “off the beaten path” recommendations, so we had a fun time exploring places we wouldn’t have made it to otherwise. That really made the trip. You can tell she and her family will do what they can to help guests have a great experience.

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany B.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

Great spot ! Thanks for your recommendations and camping spot :)

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy J.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2020

I loved it! It was very peaceful. Great setup. Very nice outhouse. Great views. The host was very friendly and very informative on places to go and things to do in the area. I would highly recommend it if you wanted to get away and have some peace and quiet.

Hipcamper Jennifer June

High desert comfort and ease

Jennifer June S.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2020

My stay on Stephanie’s land in Lama was perfect. I loved the practical arrangement of the space, the stellar views of the valley, plateau and mountains all around, the smart fireplace and chimney (safe for windy nights) and the well-crafted outhouse (BIG fan of thoughtful composting toilets here). And I appreciated the gentle presence of the neighbor, Martin, who shared extra knowledge about the property and area, in general. I’d happily return to Stephanie’s High Desert Camping site, especially to further explore the abundant hiking and other adventures around the Enchanted Circle. So much beauty to absorb in northern NM. Wouldn’t mind seeing Jupiter, the aptly-named neighbor dog again, too!

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Hipcamper Julie

Great place, great cost, great host

Julie M.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

Stephanie was very helpful always replied quickly to my messages. She came down to meet me even though it was after dark when I arrived and she showed me around to n make sure I got settled in ok. Her place was great, lots of cool little touches. My only regret was not staying longer. She had great suggestions of things to do in the area. I totally loved the hot springs and Rio Grande River.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy W.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

Great stay overnight. Very accommodating. House next to campsite with a tenant but they were quiet and respectful

Hipcamper John

Gorgeous, welcoming & comfortable

John H.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Stephanie is so kind and welcoming, as was her tenant Martin. The campsite was super cute and had all the amenities we needed, including water and firewood. Amazing view of the sunset and stars, and plenty of places to explore. So many Steller’s Jays to watch as well. A perfect way to end our short trip to Taos area.

Hipcamper Bryce

Wonderful place to camp

Bryce C.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

This was a great place to stay. It was a nice location, the campsite was well setup, there were great amenities, and it was a fun place. My favorite part was the firepit. I would definitely recommend this place to someone looking for a great camping experience with some nice amenities to make it more comfortable and accessible.

Hipcamper Lorie

Sweet spot

Lorie W.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2020

We loved our brief visit here! Stephanie was helpful and communicative throughout our visit, helped me find the camp, and greeted us when we arrived. The space was sweet! The bathroom, library, campfire area and kitchen were all exactly as described.

Property
Stephanie O.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$16/night
1 Site

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