This was an OK place to stay to visit the area. The sites are very tight, and common areas between units are shared--each unit pulls in opposite of each other, and the grass (very narrow) is for both units to use. The park has a lot of deferred maintenance--looking rather run down, and could use some work, especially on the sites. Picnic tables warped; grills very rusted. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
This campground is located in a nice area with views of the mountains and a cool climate. The roads and sites are dirt/gravel and rough. Most sites are a bit tight getting into and some very close with patio areas facing each other. Much of the gravel/rock has been washed or pushed away from the sites which become a muddy bog during the frequent afternoon rains. Areas around the sites are trimmed weeds/local vegetation. The laundry room was dirty, basically a wood utility shed off level to the point the washer (front load) doors wouldn't close without lifting up on them. Utilities worked properly, no cable or off air TV, water pressure just a bit low. A reasonable place to stay but in the future will go to some of the nicer parks on the opposite side of the mountain (Alb.). On the positive side, the camp hosts are very nice and helpful. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Rate reflects monthly rate divided by 30. We also paid 12 cents/kW hour electricity. Gravel sites, fairly level. Super quiet and peaceful. We were here in April and it was often windy, but the temperature was decent: 35- to 70-degree days; and 25- to 35-degree nights. This RV park is 20 minutes from Albuquerque, but it's almost like a different world. The Park is close to plenty of mountain hiking. Nearby Albuquerque is a lovely, clean city with plenty of good shopping, restaurants, museums, etc. The Park hosts were incredibly helpful and friendly. The sites were well maintained and spacious. The bathrooms and showers were closed due to the weather and water shortages. However, due to the overall atmosphere and location, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
This is a very quiet and peaceful park. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. I would have rated it a 10 except their laundry facility was out of service. Others have written that the entrance road is rough--it's just a pretty good gravel road, and we had no problems with it. Sites are level, and the park is conveniently located to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Their Wi-Fi service was outstanding. The views of the mountains are wonderful. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
On the other side of the mountain from Albuquerque, so it is about 10 degrees cooler. Rough road getting into the park. Site was big enough for our 44' RV to pull thru. There was a tent/cabin area that we were able to run the dogs. Host couple was very friendly and helpful. It snowed when we were there, so we only stayed one night because there was a bigger storm coming. We almost did not make it out of the park, not the park's fault just something to be aware of. Grocery store near. Wish we would have been there at a warmer time to check out all the trails around the area...great hiking opportunities. There were several campers that appeared to be workers. The grounds were not well kept...dog poo everywhere. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
The entry to the campground is difficult to see as you approach from the interstate and extremely rough. The interior roads and sites are gravel with some grass and trees between a few of the sites. The sites are not that level: once our motorhome leveled itself, the front step was almost two feet off the ground. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We did encounter a first in our many, many nights of camping at RV parks. Someone apparently took exception to our accent lights which we use for security, particularly when at a park like this where there is absolutely no security lighting: or any lights for that matter, AND PULLED OUR POWER CORD out. I guess we can be thankful they apparently didn't vandalize anything else. We realize the owners of the park weren't responsible, but it does say something to the "class" of those staying here, most of whom appear to be full-timers. If in the area you might consider a park with better security and lighting. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Rate paid is based on one week stay. This park is very rustic. Sites are dirt/gravel, some have a picnic table. Sites are pretty close together. There are a number of long-term occupants here and some of those sites look pretty permanent. It is very quiet here. Convenient to hiking in the local mountains and visiting the towns along the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway. We used our own internet and had decent 4G Verizon service. We enjoyed our stay due to location and quietness, but if this place was full I'd probably want to leave due to the close quarters. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $27.00
After many hours on the road it was very late and we were tired. We called several campgrounds stating we would probably need help getting in and hooked up. This park was so nice when we called late and then got lost and had to call a couple more times to find the place. Once here they opened up for us to sign in so we could use our card. We were guided in to a nice site. Our rig and trailer fit no problem even in the dark we made it first shot. Did not have to unhook. The hostess held the light while we (first time RV's) tried to figure out the water hook ups on our rig. The host came to our rescue us even in the freezing night air. Nice smaller older park. Great night sleep, Beautiful sky at night. No freeway noise. We stayed a couple of extra nights just to rest. Wide gravel roads, nice showers, nice people. The 1940's trailers are so cool to look at. We will return on the way home. If you require fancy keep going. If you miss old time good people in a country park this one works for us. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
We used to live in Cedar Crest. We were hoping for a site with pinyon and juniper trees. What we got was a small, unlevel patch of dirt and gravel with no patio, no table, no trees, no nothing. Although there appeared to be a lot of empty spaces, they said they had none with sewer. The place appears run down with a full time staff of 1 and lots of long-timers in old RVs in the center. Some sites had hose bibs on the ends of hoses, laying on the ground not far from the sewage connection. We had no Wi-Fi the first day and next morning; they blamed it on the ISP. We booked 2 nights but only stayed 1. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
The beauty of this park is the location. It's up the canyon on the east side of the Sandia Mountains, so it's much cooler than ABQ. The tent camping is within the Pinion pine, and makes for a nice, rustic and private setting. The owner was okay, but very business like. She needs to plant some appropriate trees within the RV sites. Most of the Cottonwoods are dying. Wrong tree species in the wrong place. Bathrooms are clean and useful. But because of water restrictions the shower is only six minutes, via a token. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
The park is clean and quiet with good maneuvering room.. Good Wi-FI. Showers have good hot water. They are token operated and 5 minutes long. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $25.00
We had a very nice stay. A very clean old country style park with great views of the stars. Though our pets are on a leash they have 2 acres open land for walks. Was a little chili at night yet the days were perfect. Being on the other side of the mountain from Albuquerque turned out to be a blessing. Just a few minutes from town with no lights and no traffic noise at night gave our family the camping experience as it should be. Very helpful hosts and the vintage trailers are so cool. We will return this year for the vintage trailer rally to see more. If you need everything concrete, fancy clubhouses and noisy pools then keep going. If you like a peaceful rest in the country I do recommend this park. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $22.00
Depressing and trashy. We had been looking forward to staying here for a week while we visited Albuquerque, but we're very surprised and disappointed when we arrived to see what a shabby, run-down place it was...so we chose not to stay. Their website makes it look ideal. It's about as far from ideal as I can imagine. Full of old worn-out RV's that appear to live there year round. Couldn't wait to drive out and get back on the Turquoise Trail road and enjoy a beautiful travel route! We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $27.00
We enjoyed the quiet away from major highways. The road to the campground entrance was very rough. Friendly assistance in choosing a site and was escorted to it. The water pressure was a little low. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
This campground is well away from any busy roads and is very quiet and peaceful. The services, including free Wi-Fi, are good. There is a large seasonal area in the park but it is mostly hidden from the overnight area by trees. Most of the overnight sites have services back to back meaning that two sites use the same grass area. A few sites are more isolated and they are very nice. We camped at Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.