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Old 09-08-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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Albuquerque to Sante Fe, NM or in between

We are heading north on Rt 25 in 38' motorhome the second week in April 2010 into the Albuquerque/ Sante Fe area. It was our desire to stay somewhere between the two for day trips either way. We had considered staying at Cochita Lake or Tetilla (ACE Park). Has anyone stayed there and if so could you give us an idea what the park is like. We don't have to be fancy, but don't want yukky either, especially as our daughter might be flying in for 5 days. If we were to book a campground in Sante Fe, we understand it can get cold there at night in April as it is in the mountains. Is Cochita lake at a lower altitude? We could also stay in Albuquerque, but it is a least hour drive to Sante Fe. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Any campground suggestions, etc. I quess we want to best of both worlds and so far in our planning are running into one roadblock or another (not roadblock in the true sence of the word, at least not yet) So very kind of you to give me whatever you got! Our first trip out west and it is a little overwhelming as we plan to hit as many of the National parks in the Western US and also Banff, Canada. I will be asking your assistance for probably each as we plan, but right now New Mexico. It is too vast to ask anymore at this posting. Thanks!!!

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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We like Sante Fe Skies, especially the newer section where each site is on its own little tier. Your view is above and over the folks in front of you and there are some beautiful views. Yes, it gets cool at night; but, it also warms back up early the next day. Don't rem,ember the amenities; but, it definitely was clean and well kept with the owners on site, good luck and enjoy NM it is a beautiful place, Ken...

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #3
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Used to live in Placitas NM which is between Albuquerque and Sante Fe. There is actually a lot to do in Albuquerque as well, the Indian Cultural Center, Indian Pueblos and Museums. They have many great restaurants such as High Finance that you take a tram to the top of the mountain to get to.

There is a park that is at the Placitas and Rio Rancho Exit on 25. It is not fancy, but clean, inbetween both Albuquerque and SanteFe and convenient, this is the link:

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we stayed at american rv park on the west side of abq while our house was being built and was very clean and nice, close to the freeway but west of town a couple of miles and is one exit away from a flying j. it may not be exactly where you were looking but nice facilities none the less.
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Here's another vote for American RV Park in Albuquerque.

While in Albuquerque, check out Old Town, Petroglyph National Monument, the many museums including the Balloon Museum and the Museum of Nuclear Science, and Sandia Peak.

While staying in Albuquerque, we made a day trip to Santa Fe and took a tram tour and a walking tour. We liked Santa Fe so much we'll probably go back again this year.
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Cochiti is higher than ABQ and lower in altitude than Santa Fe. It's a nice place.

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