El Aguaje Campground

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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El Aguaje
Questa, NM 87556
575-758-8851
575-586-1150
Official Website

GPS: 36.6663, -105.6729

Last Price Paid: $7
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 7464 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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4bars
T-Mobile 4G
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Zennie (Uphill Zen)

21 Toyota Sun-Land Express
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 26

Zennie (Uphill Zen) would stay here again

“Gorgeous canyon views, superb hiking”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2017

Overall Rating

I love this place! This is part of the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, which is now the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. There are several campgrounds located on a mesa between the Rio Grande Gorge on one side, and the Red River Canyon on the other. El Aguaje is on the Red River side, and the canyon was directly behind my campsite. I could walk down the trail right from my camp!

Every campsite has a shade structure, picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The bathrooms (pit toilets) are in good shape, and there's garbage collection and recycling. Drinking water is available, but there are no hookups. A surprising plus was that I had good cell service on T-Mobile - better than some places in Taos!

The hiking here is amazing. If you have the energy, follow the trails down to one of the rivers. It's heavenly down at the bottom, and a great change from the sagebrush and juniper scenery at the top. There's also a loop hike you can take around the top, that has nice views of the mountains.

I was here over a weekend in the summer, and the place was only about half full. On a weekday, it was even emptier. Very quiet, very peaceful, and very beautiful. One of my favorites!

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
212 reviews
Days stayed: 5

Tomp would stay here again

“Remote, quiet, stunning vistas, wild and therapeutic for a C/G”

Reviewed Jan 11, 2015

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More generally known as Two Rivers which is a series of primitive C/G's high on the rim of two rivers 600' below the campsites. This is so quiet here you can hear yourself think and your heart beat. No amenities, but who needs them when you have this for a low price. Nearby is a visitor center staffed with rangers and expert naturalists.

If you have the stamina for climbing down and back from the rivers, they say fishing can be excellent. So too iseagle watching, feet and elk at dusk and big horn sheep if you are lucky.

A local motocycle camper living in Taos told us of this place. I can't be more thankful. This is a gem.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Rio Grande del Norte (Wild Rivers) - Awesome camping! - Uphill Zen

If you're looking for a place to go camping and/or hiking in northern New Mexico, go to Rio Grande del Norte, aka Wild Rivers. Just do it! You won't regret it. 🙂 If you check it...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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