Camping in the desert can be a unique experience, with a landscape of barren land and temperatures that stay consistently high throughout the year. Stagecoach Stop RV Park is a welcoming oasis with easy hookups to electricity (30/50 amp), sewer, and water for a daily rate of 39.50. Sites feature level, concrete pads with trees for shade and dynamic views of Sandia Mountains. The park serves as a comfortable base offering cable TV so you can keep abreast of the news, plus wifi if you need to work online.
The grounds are nicely maintained by the owners and hosts, with sparkling restrooms, showers, and a laundry. RV and self-storage are available on-site, and if you want to bring your dog, the park has a pet-friendly tag with two fenced-off dog parks for larger and smaller pooches. This is a great drawcard for snow birders with fur-babies permanently onboard.
The rules are simple: all owners must pick up doggy waste and keep them on a leash when outside the RV and pooch parks. Camping in the desert with pets has its challenges, as snakes make this environment their home. You’ll need to keep pups hydrated and under the protection of a pop-up tent or umbrella when outside the RV. It’s also wise to bring litter bags as not all camps provide them.
The sea-blue pool is a good size for swimming, while a mini-gym helps you maintain your fitness. Feel like watching a good film? The park has a theater dedicated to movie fun. A relaxing spa helps road-trippers unwind after hours on the open road.
The park is within walking distance of Bernalillo, a stylish town with family-friendly restaurants and stores. A 5-mile drive finds you in Rio Rancho, an inspiring city with a diverse culture and plenty of offerings for outdoor pursuits. A Park Above is a unique, interactive playground designed for people of all ages, while fans of vintage cars are in for a real treat at J & R Vintage Autos, where a rare collection of classic cars is on display.
It might pay to book the RV park in advance if you want to be a part of the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. The venue is conveniently located around 6 miles from the camp and runs for nine days in the early part of October. All styles of weird and wonderful balloons are showcased in a spectacular display with followers from all around the world.
If you're heading for Albuquerque, check in to Stagecoach Stop RV Park for a pleasurable stay. It's close to the interstate with a magical, desert appeal.