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Arroyo Hondo Campground

Orilla Verde Recreation Area

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NM-570 Carson, NM 87517 575-586-1150 575-758-8851 Official Website

GPS: 36.2969, -105.7734

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Overview of Arroyo Hondo Campground

Number of Sites 5

Elevation 6,036 ft / 1,839 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Outdoor Girl
TX 25' Bigfoot Forward bed Ford F350
41 reviews

Reviewed 5/16/2018

Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 2
Overall Rating

Great site right on the Rio Grande. Only 5 sites, no water but available in the campground before or after. Hiking all around especially nice was the Slide trail near the bridge called Taos Junction. The road after that is dirt but only for 2-3 miles. Where it returns to pavement Route 115 are two trails The north entrance to the West ridge trail can be walked or mountain biked which we did. We also did a road bike ride on Route 115 to Route 64 to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on the paved road The water was 3 feet below normal in the Rio Grande according to the ranger. Still some people were rafting that section from the Taos Junction Bridge. I took my paddle board from the bridge to our campground.
For people who fish they stock this section and looked like many were catching lots of Rainbow and brown trout.
The information on the board said no RB’s but the campground hosts manning the visitor center told us to use this one. Another RV trailer was also there. We have a 25 foot Big Foot trailer.

Site Quality

Outdoor Girl would stay here again

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CA 20' Roadtrek SS Agile (MB Sprinter)
13 reviews
“Stayed at Arroyo Hondo ”

Reviewed 5/2/2016

Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

There are 7 campgrounds in this area: from the entrance to 570 from 68: there is just a few miles in: Pilar, Rio Bravo, Arroyo Hondo, Lone Juniper, Petaca,Tao Junction and Rio Pueblo. Take your pick, they're all beautiful, right along the Rio Grande.

Absolutely stunning and quiet. Very well kept area but no wifi. Closest wifi is 4 or so miles up 68, the road towards Taos. The "REST AREA" has a good strong 4G signal. EnJOY!

P.S. OH and by the way, the road from 68 up into this area is 570, it turns into 567 and then goes west towards 285 which goes towards Ojo Cliente Hot Springs (highly recommended). A reviewer on TripAdvisor said this road was unpassable, but I did it without a problem. Yea I took it easy but you don't need 4WD, in my opinion anyway. Maybe not if the ground is real wet, but otherwise, I did it without a prob. Best! :)

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • trash
  • pets


Lone Juniper Campground

Beautiful site!

- Bea

Pilar Campground

Love the Gorge

- Yrose

Taos Junction Campground

River views and huge shelter

- shoshannah

Rio Pueblo Primitive Campground

Tucked back into the canyon

- shoshannah

Taos Junction Dispersed Camping

The deeper you go the better you get

- NoMad for us

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