New Mexico is a state that's full of adventure, and it's no wonder why: the land itself is so dramatic and diverse that you'll feel like you're on a different planet every time you turn around. From out-of-this-world fun at Bottomeless Lakes Park to glamping at the hot springs, here's our list of the 10 best camping spots in New Mexico.
Pecos Canyon is a treasure near the Pecos Wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Guests can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and plenty of other exciting recreational opportunities.
For a bit of out-of-this-world fun, visit Bottomless Lakes Park Campground in Roswell. Campers and sightseers alike on Google report that the park is "a must-see".
Heron Lake State Park is a panoramic lake in northern New Mexico enclosed by tall pine trees. The campground’s quiet water makes it an amazing place for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.
At Glamp Camp, guests can stay in luxury in vintage RVs, glamping tents, or BYOG — bring your own glamp! They are a peaceable campground for those desiring to relax and soak in the healing hot springs.
A high wall of rock, needle-like spires curves dramatically around the desert habitat at Aguirre Spring Campground. Lodged in the Chihuahuan Desert habitat, campers find solace shrouded in alligator juniper and mountain mahoganies.
Angel Peak Scenic Area is a rugged wilderness where you can camp and explore the Angel Peak formation. Petrified wood and mammal fossils are found in this campground, formed more than 200 million years ago.
Paliza Family Campground overlooks a hill near spectacular sandstone cliffs in the Santa Fe National Forest. Take a drive along Cerro Pelado Lookout for views of an ancient volcanic crater on your way out.
For ultimate tranquility and romance, book this secluded yet easily accessible yurt for camping on a hillside below the stunning Cerrito Blanco. This large, 24-foot yurt makes the ideal weekend or week-long getaway for couples looking for an off-the-grid venture.
If you love stargazing, the Cosmic Campground is for you. The first camp of its kind features four concrete telescope pads built for amateur astronomers so you can camp with the luminaries.
At Dipping Vat Campground, anglers and campers can cast their lines and find a great catch. Wildlife experts stock the nearby Snow Lake with trout three times a year.