9 Excellent

Orilla Verde Rec Area, Arroyo Hondo Campground BLM

Pilar, New Mexico

Hwy 570
Pilar, New Mexico 87517
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 6
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.29687
Longitude: -105.77333

Elevation: 6067' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Small campground, 8 or 9 sites overall. Possibly 3 to fit rigs over 35' or so. these 3 sites were all pull thrus. Quiet park. Absolutely no cell service. Near road but little traffic. Didn't use showers but are pay, $1 for 4 minutes. About 1/2 mile away is the Pilar campground which has sites more suited to bigger rigs but no shade. We camped at Orilla Verde Rec Area, Arroyo Hondo Campground BLM in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Taos is about 18 miles away. Very nice visitor center when you come into town. Used seating there for internet access. Trail across highway which connects the several campgrounds along the highway. Nice. Easy although a short climb up hill to access.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Narrow two lane paved road from highway

Beautiful location

Big rig friendly

Tight corners but OK for 40 footer & toad

Pet Friendly

Right across the street from the Rio Grande

One bar Verizon analog, one bar LTE with antenna. We camped at Orilla Verde Rec Area, Arroyo Hondo Campground BLM in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

The rate, actually $2.50, reflects a 50% Senior Federal Pass discount. This is one of the seven campgrounds within the Rio Grande Lower Gorge (Orilla Verde) BLM recreation area, about 18 miles south of Taos. It is a newly designed Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Two of the campgrounds, Pilar and Rio Bravo, have water and electrical hook-ups. The others do not. All are gravel, off of a good paved road. A couple of the sites at Arroyo Hondo would accommodate a fairly large RV. There are no hook-ups or water at Arroyo Hondo and there are no dump stations anywhere in the complex. The nearest dump station is in Taos at a commercial campground. You can fill your tanks at one of the other campgrounds but other campers reported that the water was not very good, so you might want to fill your tanks before arriving. The sites at this campground are simple parking spaces, but they do have picnic tables, grills, and tent pads. There is a vault toilet and there is a trash dumpster. A few of the sites have amazing views of the canyon and the river. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. We did not have a usable Verizon phone or data signal even with our booster. It is a good place for visiting Taos or Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. We loved our site and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Orilla Verde Rec Area, Arroyo Hondo Campground BLM in a Motorhome.

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