Zennie (Uphill Zen)

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American Spring Dispersed Los Alamos, NM
681 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Free camping near Los Alamos and Bandelier"

This is a National Forest boondocking spot in the mountains west of Los Alamos. It's up in the hills overlooking the city, and it's also near where the highway branches off to Bandelier. When you take the turnoff to American Spring, there's... Read more

Taos Junction Dispersed Ojo Caliente, NM
681 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Free, quiet boondocking spot near Ojo Caliente"

Boondocking spot off Forest Road 557 in the Carson National Forest. If you drive along this dirt road, you'll find a number of possible sites, some with stone fire rings. It's a pinyon - juniper - sage brush area, and you can find either shade... Read more

Overlook Campground Santa Fe, NM
681 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Gorgeous place, with views of the lake"

I stayed here for a few nights in July 2017, and loved it! I was passing through Chimayo, and found out about this campsite nearby, and it worked out great! It's a small campground, and the best sites are perched right above the lake, with... Read more

781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"One of my favorite spots in New Mexico!"

Big Arsenic is one of the campgrounds at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (also known as Wild Rivers). This is where the canyons of the Rio Grande and the Red River come together, and the campgrounds are on a mesa top in between the two.... Read more

Forks Campground Silver City, NM
781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Beautiful cliffs, and river access too!"

I loved this place! This free National Forest campground is located on a little bluff overlooking the Gila River. The forks of the river join together near here, hence the name of the place. On the opposite side of the river are beautiful cliffs,... Read more

Cattlemen Trail Silver City, NM
781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Easy access, plenty of space, and cows"

This is a spacious, easy boondocking spot if you're headed to the Gila, or want to stay somewhere near Silver City. There was only one other person camped there when I stayed, and there was space for many more. It's a boondocking spot, so there... Read more

781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Shady, cool, pleasant and free"

This is a really pleasant National Forest campground, in the northern end of the Gila National Forest. The sites are shaded by large ponderosa pines, and the individual campsites are huge. I couldn't even see another camper from mine, though I did... Read more

Forest Road 5 Angel Fire, NM
781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Beautiful, cool, and free!"

This is a perfect escape from the summer heat! It's about 9,000 feet up, and everything is cool, green, and peaceful up here. You can stake out a boondocking spot along the road, and feel like you have the whole forest to yourself. There are a... Read more

Echo Campground Abiquiu, NM
781 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

Echo Campground Abiquiu, NM
783 days ago

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Zennie (Uphill Zen) 10 reviews

"Beautiful views, nice location for hiking O'Keeffe country"

Echo Amphitheater is a little campground that's right up against the red rocks. It's a pretty setting, and you can see up the canyon one direction, and over to the peak of Pedernal the other way. This is national forest campground, but when I... Read more
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American Spring Dispersed
Los Alamos, NM
"Free camping near Los Alamos and Bandelier"
Taos Junction Dispersed
Ojo Caliente, NM
"Free, quiet boondocking spot near Ojo Caliente"
Overlook Campground
Santa Fe, NM
"Gorgeous place, with views of the lake"
"One of my favorite spots in New Mexico!"
Forks Campground
Silver City, NM
"Beautiful cliffs, and river access too!"
Cattlemen Trail
Silver City, NM
"Easy access, plenty of space, and cows"
"Shady, cool, pleasant and free"
Forest Road 5
Angel Fire, NM
"Beautiful, cool, and free!"
Echo Campground
Abiquiu, NM
"Beautiful views, nice location for hiking O'Keeffe country"
"Gorgeous canyon views, superb hiking"
American spring dispersed Taos junction dispersed Overlook campground Big arsenic springs campground Forks campground gila nf Cattlemen trail Apache creek campground Forest road 5 Echo campground El aguaje campground
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American Spring - Free camping near Los Alamos, New Mexico

It was the 4th of July holiday weekend, and the Jemez area was packed! Every scenic stop was crawling with people, and every trailhead had a half mile of overflow parking along the road. Valles C...

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Taos Junction - Free camping near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico - Uphill Zen

If you've traveled in northern New Mexico, you've probably heard about Ojo Caliente. It's a famous hot springs resort west of Taos, and quite a luxurious place to stay. But if you don't feel like...

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Visiting Chimayo? Try Santa Cruz Lake Overlook campground

Chimayo is the best-known of the small towns along the High Road between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. It's famous for its miraculous church, and people from all over come to see it. I'm one of...

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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...

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Cliffs and Camping at the Gila Forks - Uphill Zen

I'm camping at the Gila Forks campground, a lovely spot right above the Gila River. The forks of the river come together near here, and there are fabulous cliffs just across the wa...

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New Mexico boondocking, Cattlemen Trail, free camping

Tucson was SO HOT!! When it hit 115 degrees there, I wondered "why am I here?" Since I happen to have a home on wheels, it was time to head for the hills! First up was the Gila Nat...

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Apache Creek, camping under the ponderosas - Uphill Zen

There's nothing like some big old ponderosa pines to make it feel like mountain living! 🙂 Apache Creek campground, in southwestern New Mexico, is one of those places that without b...

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New Mexico free camping - Boondocking FR5, Carson Forest

Who knew New Mexico was so green? This isn't just photoshop, either -- this gorgeous boondocking spot really does look like this! 🙂 If you're looking for a camping spot with cool...

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Echo Amphitheater campground, New Mexico - Uphill Zen

If you're looking for a lovely free campground while you're exploring the O'Keeffe country of New Mexico, here's a great option for you! Just over 10 miles north of Ghost Ranch i...

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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...

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