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Santa Fe National Forest, NM

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Unsurprisingly, Santa Fe National Forest sits twenty miles west of its namesake city, Santa Fe, in the north-central region of New Mexico. Stretching across an impressive 1.6 million acres, this mountainous forest has become a must-see for those who book an RV in Santa Fe County. Interstate Route 25 runs directly from Albuquerque and provides the easiest access to these spectacular landscapes.

The history behind the Santa Fe National Forest is a simple one that dates back to the early 20th century. The forest was established in 1915 when Jemez National Forest and Pesco National Forest merged together …

Manzano Mountains State Park, NM

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Found in the wooded foothills of the Manzanos is Manzano Mountains State Park, a popular spot for camping and for simply enjoying the incredible landscape in this part of New Mexico. Due to the remoteness of the park, it is the ideal getaway for those looking for a little peace and quiet, surrounded by stunning Ponderosa Pines and Alligator Juniper. The nearest towns include Manzano, Mountainair, Vaughn, and the city of Albuquerque is less than an hour away.

The visitor’s center and ranger’s station make a great first stop, as you’ll learn more about your unique surroundings, plus …

Alameda Open Space, NM

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Alameda Open Space is an urban park in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's located across the Rio Grande River from a shopping center and near a riverside walk that follows the Rio Grande River in both directions. The river is lined along the banks with gnarled cottonwood trees that provide some shade and protection from the sun if it gets too hot. The park is close to several restaurants where you can treat yourself to a good meal. Better yet, grab some takeout and head back to your RV rental near Alameda Open Space to dine out under an …

Hyde Memorial State Park, NM

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Hyde Memorial State Park is located in north-central New Mexico, less than 100 miles from the state border with Colorado. The state park sits in the northeast portion of the well-known tourist town of Santa Fe, which is also the state's capital. It is also around 75 miles northwest of the larger city of Albuquerque.

The park sits within the wooded hillsides of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is also surrounded by national forestland, including the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests. This region is far greener than much of the rest of the state, and …

Jemez National Recreation Area, NM

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The Jemez National Recreation Area is located near Jemez Springs in north-central New Mexico. This is a very rural area, comprised mostly of rugged, forested hills. The nearest larger town is Bernalillo, which is around 40 miles to the south, while the nearest large city is Albuquerque, which is around 70 miles to the south.

This area is located within the Santa Fe National Forest, so there are numerous recreational activities that can be enjoyed here. There are also all sorts of historical and natural sites that you can visit. Should you need to refresh your supplies, you …

Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM

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Nestled on the foothills of the Jemez mountains, to the west of Los Alamos, NM, and about 50 miles from Santa Fe, NM, Valles Caldera National Preserve is perfect when you’re planning to camp in an RV in the state of New Mexico. The beautiful national preserve is popular among motorhome camping enthusiasts mainly due to its boundless grass meadows, eye-catching volcanic lava mounds, and lots of geological wonders.

Adjacent to the Valles Caldera National Preserve is the Bandelier National Monument. The monument preserves the remains and homes of the ancestral Pueblo people, which lie on the rock-strewn …

Fenton Lake State Park, NM

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Northern New Mexico has a fascinating volcanic history, mostly hidden, but you can definitely see it at Fenton Lake State Park with a little bit of imagination. This relatively small 700-acre state park is located in the Jemez Mountains, 80 miles north of Albuquerque and 70 miles west of Santa Fe. The land was acquired by the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game and was quickly transformed into a state park.

Fenton Lake State Park sits at a high altitude of 7,650 feet, meaning it often sees snow in the winter. Many winter sports aficionados come to Fenton …

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