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Orilla Verde Recreation Area

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wonderful camp site

stayed there @ the camp site & it was great, clean & well taken care of, the hosts were extremely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orilla Verde

The Orilla Verde area is the southern part of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, just 30... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Olathe, Kansas
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Pilar, NM 87571
+1 575-758-8851
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Reviewed 6 days ago

stayed there @ the camp site & it was great, clean & well taken care of, the hosts were extremely helpful & diligent. Beautiful walking trails, good fishing spots.

Thank twodogsba
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Orilla Verde area is the southern part of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, just 30 minutes or so outside of Taos, and I made this my home base for exploring the Taos area on a long weekend. There are several small campgrounds along...More

1  Thank dhj16
Reviewed 27 October 2017

There are two ways to go from Santa Fe to Taos - the Low Road and the High Road. Most people seem to prefer the High Road. Yet the Low Road deserves more attention, in part because of a short cut that few probably know...More

2  Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Been meaning to do this hike with my dog for a while -- beautiful drive detouring off the highway in Pilar, be sure and cross the Taos Junction Bridge and continue past 1/2 mile to the trail head. Its easy mostly flat 2.5 miles out...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have been trying to find my way back to this area ever since a detour routed my wife and I around the Rio Grande Bridge, back in 2002. After searching for over 15 years, and with the help of a friend, we once again...More

1  Thank AdventureHermit
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stayed at one of the campgrounds off hwy 570. There is water and power but no dump site. Camp site was fairly level but there was a bit of trash and dog poop around the site. Picked it so we wouldn't be affected. Nice...More

1  Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Beautiful drive in mid October, clear blue skies and wonderful yellow colors. The river was clear and we saw many folks fishing. There are camping and picnic areas although we were just on a scenic drive. Enjoyed taking photos of the area.

Thank GAWanderer
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful. Go there. Guides are knowledgable and friendly. Fascinating history of a beautiful culture.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We stayed in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area due to it’s proximity to both Taos and Santa Fe. There are four campsites quite close together and all are first-come, first serve: it seemed like you could get a spot at any of the campsites because...More

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We have driven through the area several times. You can enter from the north end near the Rio Grande Gorge bridge or from the south end near Pilar, NM. Sometimes we've seen an eagle. This past weekend we were treated to Rocky Mountain sheep sightings...More

Thank lksmi
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