Once we left San Antonio, Texas, we pointed our truck west to New Mexico. Carlsbad to be exact. But Dan had a hidden agenda. Aside from visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, he told me about this little town called Roswell. I’ve heard of it but nothing earth shattering for me to remember why. He said it was famous. “For what?” I asked.
HA! Talk about an out of this world experience!
A few years ago, we watched a documentary on television about a little chapel in the middle of a historic city in the desert southwest that has quite a bit of cool notoriety. So, who would have known years later that we’d find this beautiful historic treasure. We’ll call this one Our Walk of Faith in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Campground/RV Park: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
Santa Fe Skies RV Park is located on the Turquoise Trail at I-25 & NM 14/599. Beautiful sunsets, close approximity to Santa Fe and eateries is right around the corner. While we were there, we visited the Miraculous Staircase at Loretto Chapel and Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis of Asisisi as well as enjoyed window shopping in the Santa Fe Plaza downtown.
We checked in approximately 4:00pm; we were the only RVers checking in at the time. The young man cashier was not very pleasant and not very helpful. He just handed us the park map, rules and was more interested in other things. He didn’t let us know about the club house and what it had to offer. The campground is terraced with approximately 90 FHU sites. The entrance is a bit tight for big rigs. Check in is at the large building on the right; there’s also a clubhouseand small souvenier shop. The laundry was small and not adequate for how many sites there are.
Each site is terraced on gravel with concrete pads equipped with a picnic table. Sites are tight and mostly not level; had to use several blocks. We had a hooking and unhooking issue because of it. Other than grills, no open fires are permitted. The roads/aisles are narrow. There are some permanent campers but they are in another area of the park. Free WiFi is located in the clubhouse and only during office hours. Propane is available for sale at the park. Groceries, shopping, restaurants and fuel is fairly close by. RV’ers are responsible for taking their own trash to the dumpster at the park entrance.
Santa Fe Skies is a dog friendly park; there is a dog park and a 3/4 mile walking trail. Do not let small dogs or cats outside; they could end up as Coyote snacks. It can get quite windy at the park, they recommend not leaving awnings out while you are away from your RV.
We rated this park at 2 stars because of the lack of hospitality, maneuverbility and leveling difficulty for big rigs, very close approximity to neighboring coaches and inadequacy of laundry facilities per amount of RVers; also because there WiFi only available in the clubhouse. If we visit New Mexico again, we may look elsewhere.