New Mexico RV Destinations To See and Visit
In addition to the beautiful orange and red hues of the desert landscape, New Mexico is full of old mining, ranching and railroading towns. Visitors can travel to these old towns on the state’s beautiful scenic byways, stopping at one (or more) of New Mexico’s national and state parks and monuments along the way. At the parks, nature enthusiasts will find dormant volcanoes, ancient lava flows, archeological digs, ice caves, fossil sites and more!
If history or geology aren’t your forte, New Mexico is currently on the leading edge of new scientific and technological advancements. The southwestern state is home to both the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, as well as the Very Large Array and several observatories that study the clear, starry night sky. Follow along below for some of our favorite New Mexico attractions to visit in your RV at any time during the year.
Speaking of the stars, one of New Mexico’s most popular and well-known towns, Roswell, which earned its reputation when Robert Goddard—the father of modern rocketry—began conducting research in the 1930s which led to NASA in the 1980s, is perfect for visitors looking to indulge in the extra-terrestrial. The town is situated at the convergence of three rivers—the Spring, the Hondo and the Pecos, and has a plethora of museums, art galleries, cafes and UFO exhibits. Yes, we’re talking about THAT Roswell!
Located in the Gila National Forest, The Cosmic Campground is located more than 40 miles from the nearest source of man-made light and offers a complete 360-degree, unobstructed view of the night sky. The campground has specific rules in-place for everyone to respect so that their fellow stargazers have an uninterrupted view of the gorgeous night sky. Although the campground itself is primitive with minimal amenities, the unparalleled experience of sleeping under the stars (or under the roof of your RV) is worth it.
Albuquerque is a thriving city and is home to numerous interesting sites as well as being a convenient location for those looking to be at the center of everything. American RV Park is a wonderful place to stay to take it all in. The park is located near historic Route 66 which runs directly into downtown Albuquerque, Historic Old Town, and more popular attractions. After a day exploring the sites of the city, you can relax and enjoy the RV park’s various amenities including a playground for kids, a dog walk, hot tubs and even a swimming pool.
Boating, fishing, and bird watching are just a few experiences that New Mexico’s largest state park has to offer. In addition to a huge number of campsites, Elephant Butte State Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and water activities so that everyone in the family can enjoy their stay. With plenty of swimming and a beach that goes on for miles, this park is perfect for visiting in the Spring, Summer or Fall.
5. Ghost Ranch
With 21,000 acres of breathtaking landscapes comprised of colorful cliffs and vast skies, Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu offers hiking, horseback riding and kayaking to visitors looking to spend some time outdoors. The scenery of Ghost Ranch was made famous by artist Georgia O’Keeffe while living at that very location. The campground includes facilities for RV camping with or without electricity, and most sites have a campfire ring and table. Bring your paints and a canvas and easel – perhaps Ghost Ranch will inspire you like it did Ms. O’Keeffe!
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