Explore the best camping trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Unfortunately we drove all the way to where the directions say and were unable to find the trail. We walked around the area which is pretty but wanted to reach a bit more of a hike like the photos.

hiking
6 days ago

Easy to hike, easy to get to. Beautiful aspens and pines. Perfect afternoon getaway from Santa Fe.

Hermits Peak was on my bucket list. We took our Rio Gallinas middle school students on this hike. The hike took us 9 hours to complete (total) this included frequent breaks and stopping to eat lunch. As someone who isn't fit, this hike was a challenge but totally worth it. The views from the top were amazing. I would like to do this hike again one day.

hiking
8 days ago

Went with our meetup group - Santa Fe Hiking Adventures. Beautiful day, nice breeze sunny and cool. Could not ask for nicer weather. We also found the cave. Very cool and mysterious !

on Hermit Peak Trail

8 days ago

Do not take this trail early in the year. I recently attempted the hike into the lake, and there was far too much snow. The trail seems really nice and fairly easy, but it's near impassable in the snow. I'd recommend waiting until June or later.

10 days ago

Great little camping spot. It has roughly 7-8 shaded pads. There is enough room to park a car or small trailer at each site. We have camped here twice and both times it was quiet. Great view of El Morro rock. There is a paved path to see the historical inscriptions in the rock. There is also an unpaved trail now open to take to the top to see ruins of a small village. Great views all the way up. It is short and doable for my 5 year old. The sites have fire pits and grill tops. Bring your own wood, charcoal, and water. Restrooms are on site.

hiking
21 days ago

Trails are easy to access by taking 550 to Cabezon Road. However, a sign said the portion of the road through the Zia Pueblo will be closed May 1. Though the road was washboarded and a little muddy in places, we had no trouble in our AWD SUV. The scenery is very pretty. It is more of an open space than a trail, so you can explore whatever looks interesting to you. Lots of cattle. Also, unfortunately, tons of people shooting. We went on a Sunday and didn't hear gunfire until about noon, but it was constant after that. Also, shooters are extremely disrespectful of the land. Shell casings are everywhere along with a disgusting amount of beer cans/bottles and litter near the areas with shells. Hard to feel safe, especially with a dog, in an area with so much gunfire and alcohol.

backpacking
28 days ago

Perfect for a beginner backpacking trip.

hiking
28 days ago

Wear good shoes or boots. There's a lot of loose rock and it gets fairly steep. Trees were down all over the trail so I had to improvise quite a bit. Make sure you get to the top...it's breathtaking. I didn't see a soul on the way up or down.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Not exactly "hiking" but this monument is a beautiful pit stop on the way to las cruces. Also, the lady working in the gift shop is awesome and gave us restaurant suggestions around the area.