Best Tent Camping: New Mexico Guide Book

by Monte Parr (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping New Mexico  by Monte Parr

192pp/maps
ISBN: 0897325028

From Canjilon Lakes in the north to the Valley of Fires in the south, camping in New Mexico has never been better. The Best In Tent Camping: New Mexico is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking or find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. This book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in the Land of Enchantment. Whether you are a New Mexico native in search of new territory or a vacationer on the lookout for the dream campground, this book will unlock the secrets to the best tent camping that New Mexico has to offer.

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico" Guide Book
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... Preview: Perched high in the foothills beneath the towering cathedral spires of the Organ Mountains, beautiful Aguirre Springs Recreation Area is a must for those seeking a Chihuahuan Desert camping experience ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Las Cruces, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Juniper Campground is an awesome place for a getaway. The campground is atop a volcanic mesa, dotted with juniper, piñon, and ponderosa pine trees. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Los Alamos, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Santa Fe has some really pretty campgrounds, and the most attractive is Black Canyon Campground. Black Canyon is 7.5 miles from downtown Santa Fe, and the drive there is gorgeous. A winding road works ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Espanola, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: When people think of lake camping in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake is the first place mentioned. But Elephant Butte is crowded, overdeveloped, and party central. A quieter choice is lovely Caballo L ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Caballo, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Canjilon (pronounced can-heeloan) Lakes is a beautiful and remote campground located several miles west of the tiny community of Canjilon, along the very bumpy Forest Service Road 129. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Canjilon, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: How would you like to camp within a few steps of ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings? If so, Chaco Culture National Historical Park is the place. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Nageezi, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Many southern New Mexico state parks are designed more for RV enthusiasts than tent campers, but the 2,000-acre City of Rocks State Park is an exception. This park, set among gigantic boulders (some m ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Faywood, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: In the pristine mountains above the town of Cuba, two pretty campgrounds 1 mile apart are a must-stay for the tent camper. Although smaller in size than the other Jemez Wilderness camps in this book, ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Cuba, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cochiti Lake Campgrounds offer ideal desert-lake camping experiences for many reasons. Cochiti Dam is the 11th largest in the United States, using 65 million cubic feet of earth and rock. Constructi ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Pena Blanca, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: It is ironic that one of New Mexico’s prettiest campgrounds sits right across the highway from one of the state’s worst environmental disasters—the Molycorp Molybdenum Mine. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Questa, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: When Louis L’Amour wrote his novel The Sacketts, he admitted his inability to describe the beauty of the Mora Valley. Words cannot do it justice. You have to experience it for yourself. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Guadalupita, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: This comfortable little camp is a historic stop along the old Magdalena cattle trail. Datil Well is named for the town of Datil, 1 mile to the west. This is the location of one of 15 water wells spa ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Datil, NM - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Deerhead Campground was recently renovated, and they did a great job with the landscaping. It is just like camping in a woodland paradise and is very conducive to tent camping. Blue jays are common, a ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Cloudcroft, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: While driving in the Gila Wilderness, my wife, Susan, made the comment, “God has kissed New Mexico, and New Mexico is smiling!” The monsoon seasons are often inconsistent. When they do arrive, they ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Reserve, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: El Caso Campground is shaded by ponderosa pine, piñon, cedar, cottonwood and juniper trees. This lovely campground is primitive, with some grassy areas for tents, and slightly to mostly shady, dependi ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Quemado, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: On the hunt for off-the-beaten-path, peaceful, and remote tent-camping areas, my wife, Susan, and I stumbled upon this quaint little campground that has it all. Ancient native people and the Spanish c ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Ramah, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Set up on a hillside, this lovely campground is beautifully terraced with large campsites. Elephant Rock offers the privacy that Junebug or Fawn Lakes Campgrounds do not. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Questa, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Fawn Lakes is a beautiful campground just 3.5 miles from the town of Red River. Like nearby Junebug Campground, it fills quickly most weekends. From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Questa, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: Fenton Lake State Park was one of the most beautiful state parks in New Mexico until the Lakes Fire of August 27, 2002. Fenton Lake is still a delightful state park; loved by many who continue to cal ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Jemez Springs, NM - Campgrounds
... Preview: If you want a little slice of heaven, Field Tract Campground is a great choice. Located off NM 63, just a scant 10 miles north of the historic little town of Pecos, this camp is easy to access. Fiel ... From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: New Mexico"
Pecos, NM - Campgrounds - Trail Length:

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