Campground News

Winter snows at our elevation of 7000 feet are creating a nice crop of wildflowers this spring!

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.

Visit the Rancheros store for great prices on jewelry, T-shirts and gifts.

We recently enhanced the coverage and speed of our FREE wireless internet service with multiple access points.

Our campers tell us that Rancheros de Santa feels like camping in a national forest, but with all the amenities. This is no asphalt parking lot!

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.

Santa Fe was the 2017 winner for “Sense of Place” in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards.

In 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!

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.

Some campground trivia:

  • A segment of the Clint Eastwood movie “Every Which Way But Loose” was filmed at the campground in 1978.
  • Early in the American Civil War, part of the Battle of Glorieta Pass was fought in Apache canyon, a mile east 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.
  • We are located on Historic Route 66 (1926-1937), just a short scenic drive southeast from Old Town Santa Fe.  See our Directions page for details.

We look forward to seeing you. Happy trails!

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