Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2016, 08:41 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 62
Pueblo Colorado to Las Cruces NM

We are planning to include the above route in our fall cross country trip. Since we've been to Santa Fe and Albuquerque numerous times we thought that we would try to stay east of those cities and see more of the "natural" sites this time: White Sands, Three Rivers Petroglyph site, Valley of Fires. We have about 5 days to do this leg of our journey and prefer state parks for our 38'motorhome. Could use some help in determining how much time to spend in each location, about 500 miles to cover. Any ideas would be appreciated!
__________________

__________________
tucker1232 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 187
Spent a few years at Holloman AFB near White Sands courtesy of the USAF. One of a kind place but probably a one day visit for most folks. The base used to do a monthly tour to the Trinity Site but not sure if they do any more. The Space Museum in Alamogordo is worth a couple hours. Recommend the State Park (can't recall the name) not far out of town, and there are a couple of private parks in town, also Cloudcroft has some if you prefer the mountains.
__________________

__________________
Melvo
08 Trail-Lite 8230
2011 Silverado 1500
Melvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 11:18 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Trinidad Lake State Park (Trinidad, CO) and Lathrop State Park (Walsenburg, CO) are both very nice. Lathrop does have a lot of cactus though, so walking a dog can be challenging if that is a concern to you. We use those a lot when we travel that direction.
__________________
joe_jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 11:31 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 62
Thanks for these great ideas, we'll check them out!
__________________
tucker1232 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
halfwright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 588
Both the Valley of Fires and Three Rivers have RV sites. Three Rivers has only four or five, but it is BLM and the old peoples pass gets you half off.


Take a short off route ride to Ft. Stanton and Lincoln. Both places have a lot of history connected to them.


Fort Stanton, NM


Lincoln, New Mexico - The Wild Wild West Frozen in Time
__________________
Jim and Darlene Wright
plus Ryder, the Ethiopian
monkeybeaver dog
halfwright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 02:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,551
Have you done the circle of Taos to Eagle Nest to Red River? It's a very nice, scenic area. You could then take 518 from Taos to Mora to Las Vegas, New Mexico.

As you continue south in New Mexico there isn't much in the eastern part of the state. From Las Vegas, NM take I-25 to 84 to I-40 west of Santa Rosa. Then pick up 54 into Ruidoso and tour around that area. Then Hwy 70 into Alamogordo for White Sands. Oliver Lee Memorial Park is nice to stay. Try to take in a ranger hike or talk early morning or toward sunset at White Sands. It's a beautiful time to see the park. It is VERY hot during the day.

You could also work your way to Carlsbad Caverns Nat'l Park if you want.

Have a good trip!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 03:12 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 62
Thanks for these ideas! We are looking into camping at Valley of Fires or Three Rivers but are a bit concerned about: availability without reservations in early October, and: whether or not our 38' motorhome with our toad will fit a site there. They both look beautiful!
__________________
tucker1232 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 05:55 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
38Chevy454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 742
Ruidoso NM is a popular spot, weather in Oct will be cool nights and nice days. Visit the aliens in Roswell. Elephant Butte state park (just north of Truth or Consequences, NM) is a nice park with the biggest lake in NM, which is really just wide spot of the Rio Grande river. Anywhere around the Taos/Red River/Eagle Nest area is a nice location and beautiful area. To the west is Chama and you can ride the Cumbres and Toltec steam train for a day's fun. Los Alamos has the Bradbury Museum which is a nice visit and just northwest of Santa Fe.
__________________
2005 Kenworth Showhauler truck conversion.
. 44 ft, Cummins ISX15 450 hp, 10 speed, twin screw
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke
38Chevy454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 10:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,551
Here are some pics of Three Rivers. You will fit and if you can come during the week you'd have a chance at a site. It's really not a busy place.

https://www.google.com/search?q=thre...JAGXDIX0KNM%3A

Here are some photos of Valley of Fires. It has more campsites. Both are in open terrain so you won't have to deal with trees for parking.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blmnew...7630075953674/
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 02:25 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 62
Thanks for all the tips and photos, they have been great!
__________________
tucker1232 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2016, 05:13 PM   #11
Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 75
2X Carlsbad. It's a national treasure!
__________________

__________________
cyclist922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
colorado



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amarillo to Las Cruces on #70 PULLEY Navigation, Routes & Roads 7 12-27-2007 07:17 AM
New Mexico Excel Spring Camp-Out In Las Cruces, New Mexico ChiefJohn Excel Owner's Forum 1 05-02-2007 04:28 AM
Bravo for Sunny Acres RV Park in Las Cruces, NM we_rv Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 01-24-2006 07:48 AM
Las Cruces to Carlsbad, NM Zigzag Navigation, Routes & Roads 4 11-30-2005 06:54 AM
Las Cruces, New Mexico Tincup RV Events & Gatherings 2 10-11-2005 04:23 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.