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RVing in New Mexico

Updated on September 15, 2016
Balloons over the Rio Grande River
Balloons over the Rio Grande River | Source

New Mexico - Land of Enchantment

New Mexico has much to offer for the RV enthusiast and outdoors person considering the Rocky Mountains spans almost the entire west side of the state. Therefore, if you love hiking, trail riding, kayaking, hot mineral springs, birding, riding in a hot air balloon, breathtaking landscapes, art, music and dance as well as the heritages of Indian, Anglo and Hispanic cultures, then you'll love The Land of Enchantment.

Below is an ongoing list of popular RV Parks in the state. I will add them in as I find them, therefore, the parks are categorized into,

* Northwest

* Northeast

* Southeast

* Southwest

That way if you are traveling from Colorado or Texas, you can easily find which part of the state these RV Parks are. I've also selected parks that are close to National and State Parks.

NEW MEXICO TRIVIA: The New Mexico's nickname "The Land of Enchantment" was first noted in the title of a book by Lillian Whiting in 1906. In 1935, the state tourism director designed a brochure using the tag line of 'The Land of Enchantment.' That same year, New Mexico Magazine started advertising using the slogan."

Come vacation in New Mexico. There are things to do.

Always on the Move


Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

Sunset over Cochita Lake
Sunset over Cochita Lake | Source

How to Get The Most Out of Your RV Experience

Less is Better

As a full time RVer, I have learned a lot over the past year. However, there are some things to remember about this lifestyle.

1. You can't take everything with you! You have to pare down. If you are packrat, you may be in for a rude awakening. If this is just a vacation home, you still can't take everything with you. You are out to explore the country. Leave the TV at home. But, bring lots of reading material.

2. Buy lightweight dishes. ie; plastic plates, cups or anything plastic. Glass is too easily broken and plastic may help your gas mileage.

3. Always brings lots of flashlights. Small ones and large one and of course, all of the batteries that go with them.

4. Clothes pins and towels to be used as rags. You just never know when either of these items will come in handy.

5. Extension cords or outlet strips. RV's never seem to have enough outlets so stock up.


Supporting the RV Lifestyle as a Workamper - RVers will find everything they need to know about part-time or full-time working on the road.

Workampers are adventurous individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV (or on-site housing), you are a Workamper! Check out current Workamper news now!

Pizza For The Road

Ahh, living a simpler life

For years I have been leaning more toward eating more as a vegetarian and this lifestyle is much easier when you don't have to cook.

However, I still have favorite cooked foods that I am not totally willing to let go of. Pizza.

Here is my favorite pizza recipe.

I buy prepared crusts such as Boboli or any prepared pizza crust will do.

Instead of spreading tomato sauce as the first layer, I use Brianna's honey mustard salad dressing. I've tried other honey mustard's, but this brand has the best flavor.

Then throw on feta or mozzarella cheese for the first layer.

Add slices of green pepper, roasted chicken strips, onion and mushroom.

Top with more cheese. Cook for recommended time. Yummy!

Here Is An Easy Recipe for Huevos Rancheros While On The Road

Don't Get Lost!

New Mexico Atlas & Gazetteer
New Mexico Atlas & Gazetteer
If you love getting off the beaten, then this publication is a must for your exploring.

Love to hear from you and your experiences!

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      9 years ago

      I had an RV for a short time, and loved it. Would sure love to do more traveling, camping, and exploring our world.

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      9 years ago

      Interesting lens, thank you for sharing.

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      10 years ago

      Nice lens!! I have been to Bandelier national monument and I loved this place. It is an archaeological site which will expose to you the culturally skilled side of the ancestral pueblo folks. Most of the visitors explore the ruin spot by hiking. The cave dwelling and the walk on the Main Loop Trail is really incredible experience. I am glad I visited this place.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      10 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Never been on an RV trip, but it sounds like fun!

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      11 years ago from Massachusetts

      My kind of lens! I've actually never been on an RV trip, just car trips. We spent some time in New Mexico on vacation. We drove from the south to Roswell, then to Carlsbad Caverns - which we actually didn't get to see because the line was hours long that day and we had to check out of our hotel (a good reason to RV). Nice work!

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      Sensitive Fern 

      11 years ago

      I'd love to be able to give it a try! This lens makes me want to hit the road!

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      12 years ago

      Awesome lens! I'd like to spend some time traveling around new Mexico! My experience is in Florida during the winter months.

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      12 years ago

      Do I love it ?? I was born for it !!! :)


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