The rate, actually $2.50, reflects a 50% Senior Federal Pass discount. This is one of the seven campgrounds within the Rio Grande Lower Gorge (Orilla Verde) BLM recreation area, about 18 miles south of Taos. It is a newly designed Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Two of the campgrounds, Pilar and Rio Bravo, have water and electrical hook-ups. The others do not. All are gravel, off of a good paved road. A couple of the sites at Arroyo Hondo would accommodate a fairly large RV. There are no hook-ups or water at Arroyo Hondo and there are no dump stations anywhere in the complex. The nearest dump station is in Taos at a commercial campground. You can fill your tanks at one of the other campgrounds but other campers reported that the water was not very good, so you might want to fill your tanks before arriving. The sites at this campground are simple parking spaces, but they do have picnic tables, grills, and tent pads. There is a vault toilet and there is a trash dumpster. A few of the sites have amazing views of the canyon and the river. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. We did not have a usable Verizon phone or data signal even with our booster. It is a good place for visiting Taos or Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. We loved our site and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Truly spectacular Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground just a short drive south of Taos, New Mexico. Rio Grand River across the street. Spotty cell service and poor Mi-Fi. The nicest BLM campground I have ever seen. We stayed for a week, and I could have easily stayed a month. Long pull-through sites. Rate is based on Access pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is part of the Orilla Verde Recreation Area operated by the BLM. Two of the campgrounds have W&E: 4 sites in Rio Bravo and 6 in in the Pilar campground. Rio Bravo has shade so it is the most popular. There is no reservation system. All 5 of the campgrounds fill up on summer weekends. So try to arrive on Thursday before noon. There is no dump. We dumped at the Taos Valley RV Park on 120 Este Es Road. Cost $10.70. We loved this campground so much we extended our stay. It is 18 miles to Taos but the nice peaceful campground was such a relief after the crowds in Taos. Spring and fall are better times to visit. Fewer people and less heat. Don't worry about the campgrounds being near the road. No one but campers and fisherpeople use the road into the Rec area. There is no traffic at night. We would camp here again. We loved it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.