Hipcamp host Bryan E.
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Come stay awhile at the Ulhr Ranch. High Desert Vistas gives your ears a rest from the noise of the city. Just a few hundred feet from BLM and Carson national forest and a beautiful hike up to Three Peaks.  Only three miles away from the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and the Rio Grande river with gold medal fishing, rafting and swimming. Three ski resorts just a sho


Come stay awhile at the Ulhr Ranch. High Desert Vistas gives your ears a rest from the noise of the city. Just a few hundred feet from BLM and Carson national forest and a beautiful hike up to Three Peaks.  Only three miles away from the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and the Rio Grande river with gold medal fishing, rafting and swimming. Three ski resorts just a short drive from the ranch. No matter the season, there is something to do at the ranch.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Bryan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Michael

Public land access

Michael S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 14th, 2019

The security of a definite campsite with the opportunity to explore miles of public land. The property is accessible through dirt roads far from the main road making it quiet and secluded at night. These roads can be confusing, so make sure to follow the directions and pictures included. There is a building on the property making it feel more secure and established than a random field in the public lands. If you want to hike and bike all day and come back to a home base this is the place for you.

Plenty of room on campsite for multiple vehicles The general mountain view  surrounds the land You should be able to see this red roof from the dirt roads to help you find the campsite location The awning was nice to have in this sun and heat
Hipcamper Roberta

Funky place to hunker down

Roberta G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 23rd, 2019

This is an inexpensive, funky, no frills place to park and sleep just outside of Toas. Rough, rutted couple of miles to get to it. Junked cars a common sight. High desert night views are incredible though! No water or shower offered. We did not see the host, but he communicated well.

Hipcamper Joshua

Close to taos

Joshua R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 24th, 2019

Staying at Bryon’s property was a very unique and positive experience. His building is under construction and completely off grid. I think it should be featured on one of those shows. The area has places to do a little jeeping which was fun. I nipped into Taos a few times to site see and eat burritos. There is hiking all around and The Gorge Bridge which is spectacular! Bryon was super nice and I feel the value was great!

Hipcamper Bryan
Response from Bryan, the Host, on September 28th, 2019

Thanks for the visit. It was nice to meet you and hope you stop in again

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Chase
Chase C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 2nd, 2020

Perfect little spot to catch the sunrise and sunset on the mountains. I came to Taos to do some biking and Bryan directed me to some sweet trails close to the camping area. Definite bonus! The site is the perfect spot to get some peace and quiet away from the city.

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Hipcamper Magi

Great views, dog friendly

Magi S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 8th, 2020

Bryan and beau where super friendly, and made me feel comfortable right away. The directions confused me a little bit because the road you turn onto is “Montoya rd” but in Bryan’s instructions it’s says Martinez rd. Other than that the site was awesome! It was private, I felt safe, there were trails on the property which were awesome, and Carson National Forest was near by. The dogs loved being off leash the whole time and the views were awesome!

The only thing I was not prepared for was the wind, just a heads up! I used rocks to keep my tent from blowing away.

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Hipcamper Nathan

Low key cool spot!

Nathan H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 14th, 2020

Super cool spot, it’s a bit of a bumpy ride as it a bit in the sticks. But don’t let that dissuade you, you get a great view of the area!

Hipcamper Mike
Mike W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
May 25th, 2020

We drove to the site and decided that we should not stay there. The site would be much better with more upkeep and trash removal, but we did not feel comfortable staying there, especially with dogs who would roam and get into things. The site was right next to the end of the dirt road. The road was also pretty bumpy and would be best served with an SUV. Bryan was responsive when we reached out, but this was not a great fit for what we were looking for and took our chances elsewhere.

Hipcamper Bryan
Response from Bryan, the Host, on June 18th, 2020

Sorry for your experence. The "trash" is due to the process of building a house the windy weather and the lack of being able to do things due to the virus. Dogs are required to be under controll of the owners so that would stop them from roaming and getting into trouble. this is a camp site next to the BLM and National forest there for peace and quiet and away from civilization so there is not a paved road.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Mary
Mary O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 25th, 2020

Beautiful skies & sunset, private. Didn’t hang out during the day. Great recommendation for WiFi for a work obligation.

Hipcamper Ida
Ida B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 2nd, 2020

Bryan was excellent! I arrived pretty late so finding it at night can be tricky--his directs are great but you really need to pay attention. And he was in perfect communication with me until I got there.

The drive in itself is so beautiful. And just like he says the campsite was S-I-L-E-N-T. I'd forgotten what quiet sounded like and how much I needed it. The weather is just perfect this time of year. I loved the compost toilet. I would have preferred to spend a little time wandering around the area but arrived late and left early--his place was the perfect stopover.

Ulhr Ranch
New Mexico
United States
2 Sites

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