Villanueva State Park, NM

We scored with a sweet site in Villanueva State Park, sitting on a bluff, overlooking the Pecos River. Getting our travel trailer into the site was extremely challenging. Perhaps a tad more difficult than the one we got into at Yellowstone last year.

Villanueva State Park, NM - July 12-16. Site #24-C - New Mexico State Park with site water & dump station nearby. Elevation about 5,837 ft.

Villanueva is #3 on the map.

Villanueva State Park is a beautiful outdoor recreation area located in the northeastern part of New Mexico, near the town of Villanueva. The park is situated along the Pecos River and offers visitors a chance to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in a scenic natural setting.

Explore the Great Outdoors

The park features several hiking trails, including the Riverside Trail, which winds along the banks of the Pecos River and offers stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and canyons. Visitors can also enjoy fishing for trout and other species in the river, or take a refreshing swim in its cool waters.

Camp amidst Nature's Beauty

Camping is also available in the park, with 33 campsites that are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. There are also restroom facilities and drinking water available at the campground.

Endless Possibilities for Adventure

The surrounding area offers even more opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration:

  • Santa Fe National Forest: Explore miles of hiking trails, including the popular Pecos Wilderness Area, which offers stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
  • Horseback Riding: Discover hidden gems on horseback as you traverse through nature's beauty.
  • Mountain Biking: Challenge yourself on thrilling mountain biking trails.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Observe diverse wildlife species in their natural habitats.

Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

The town of Villanueva is also worth exploring, with its historic adobe buildings and beautiful Mission Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Visitors can learn about the area's rich cultural history and enjoy a taste of local New Mexican cuisine at one of the town's restaurants.

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