Above us, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are covered in deep snow. Down here, the snow comes and goes throughout the winter due to abundant sunshine. We are in our winter mode, with full-hookup back-in sites for self-contained RV's only until March 15.
New Mexico Tourism produced this awesome short video narrated by Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame:
Because Santa Fe has so much to offer visitors, our guests would rather be sightseeing around town than driving all over the Southwest (see Helpful Links). Our newest attraction is the New Mexico History Museum.
We recently enhanced the coverage and speed of our FREE wireless
internet service with multiple access points.
campers tell us that Rancheros de
Santa feels like camping in a
national forest, but with all the amenities. This is no asphalt parking
The Galisteo Basin Preserve is located six miles south of the campground. Great hiking and mountain biking. Plus, we offer a free local hike-bike guide with descriptions and directions to trailheads.
We've taken a lot of measures to provide for a safe and enjoyable
camping experience, while preserving our native plants and trees, and
dark star-filled skies. We are an environmentally-friendly campground
that voluntarily re-cycles wastewater for drip irrigation, as well as plastic and aluminum trash. View campground map.
We have made major upgrades to our wastewater treatment systems to recycle water for landscape irrigation and prevent groundwater contamination from RV holding tank chemicals. You won't see it, but it's nice to know it's down there!
In September 2011 the World Health Organization ranked Santa Fe as one of the top-ten cities in the world for clean air! Conde Nast 2015 Reader's Awards rated Santa Fe #3 Best Small City in the United States, with the #5 highest score in the world!
From The National Trust for Historic Preservation, January 2009: “Perched high in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe, New Mexico is unparalleled in its richness of history, arts and culture. Signature adobe architecture and old world charm combine with culinary sophistication and a creative flair to make the city one of the country's most fascinating destinations.”
Eating well is a big part of life in New Mexico. Here is an guide to "Culinary Enchantment,"
including the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail, Ale Trail,
and Breakfast Burrito Trail.
- A segment of the Clint Eastwood movie Every
Which Way But Loose was
filmed at the campground in 1978.
in the American Civil War, part of the Battle of Glorieta Pass was
Apache canyon, a mile south of the campground. You can see part of the
battlefield from our hiking trail.
- The original Santa Fe Trail passed through
the canyon behind the campground.
are located on Historic Route 66 (1926-1937), just a short scenic
southeast from Old Town Santa Fe. See our
Directions page for details.
We look forward to seeing you. Happy trails!