Rio Bravo Campground

Orilla Verde Recreation Area

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

GPS: 36.2914, -105.7823

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Overview of Rio Bravo Campground

Number of Sites 12

Elevation 6,036 ft / 1,839 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Overall Rating
Site Quality
6 reviews

Reviewed 12/22/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating
Amazing area right off the highway on the way to Taos. Pristine wilderness. Host was awesome. Trails nearby. Only 4 hookups but a bunch of primitive camping. Showers and bathrooms were closed because covid but pit toilet was open.
Site Quality

cablerider33 would stay here again

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“Chilly, but most excellent!!!”

Reviewed 12/16/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: RV1
Overall Rating
After reading reviews of some of the other campgrounds in the Orilla Verde RA I knew I wanted to visit, though not necessarily on the coldest, so far, day of the year. It got down to the single digits but with very electric hookups it was manageable. There are about 8 car/tent dry camping sites and 4 pull-through RV sites with water/electric. Two of the RV sites are on the riverside and 2 on the roadside, all very nice and level. The water spigots were actually running when I checked upon arriving about 2PM. Both Rio Bravo and the other RV campground, Pilar, had hosts present, though I was the only camper. The river was running and gorgeous with wild ducks floating and flying about. While driving to the bridge the next morning a bald eagle was flying around and then perched on a distant tree. There are several access points to the river for floating or rafting during the season. Don't even think about connectivity - absolutely nothing until well out of the gorge and several miles up the highway towards Taos. The night sky was beautiful as you might imagine. Definitely worth visiting again, perhaps when a bit warmer.
Site Quality

Wandering Pulse would stay here again

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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