This past month, we took the long way from Truth or Consequences, NM to Show Low, AZ and along the way we shot photos of hundreds of campgrounds! Listed below are some highlights.
The highlight in Truth or Consequences was Riverbend Hot Springs. They only have a couple RV spots to rent, so even if you can’t snag a campsite, be sure to reserve a soak in one of their private pools when you’re in the area.
For those of us with motorhomes and trailers over 23 feet long, we’ll never get to enjoy Aguirre Springs Campground in Las Cruces, NM, one lucky reviewer informs us, it’s “pretty darn spectacular.”
Our favorite campground in El Paso, TX was Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site where you can see ancient pictographs and petroglyphs or climb rocks at Hueco Tanks.
North of El Paso is Alamogordo, NM where the big draw is White Sands National Monument. Olive Lee State Park was our base of operations while we were in Alamogordo, and also our favorite campground in the area.
Some of the campgrounds were still closed for the season when we passed through Cloudcroft, NM, but we sure were impressed by the roomy pull-throughs at Sleepy Grass Campground in Lincoln National Forest.
It’s always fun to find a new free campsite, and our pick in the Ruidoso area is South Fork Eagle Creek also in Lincoln National Forest.
If you’re looking to spot aliens or UFO’s you might find yourself camping in Roswell, NM. We found the Bottomless Lakes State Park to be quite scenic, though it was a bit grey the day we visited.
Valley of Fires Recreation Area in Carrizozo, NM is a winner. Camp next to ancient lava fields, walk the fully accessible Malpais Nature Trail and soak in some spectacular desert sunsets.
Our final stop in the last 4 weeks was Show Low, AZ where there is a lot of camping options to choose from. We really liked Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area. As a recent reviewer reports “This is a lovely campground with widely spaced camping spaces and lots of tall ponderosa pines. They have several different loops with no hookups at $17 to full hookups for $30. Definitely recommended and will stay again if we are back.”