We never would’ve found this place on our own, but thankfully Rich at Airstream Life clued us into this gem in New Mexico, about half way between Marfa and Tucson. The sun had already set when we pulled into Rockhound, so we didn’t understand the pure awesomeness of the location until we woke up around sunrise the next morning to this:

Wow. Hello Deming New Mexico down below.

Rockhound is located close to Deming, on the west slope of the Little Florida Hills, and has 30 RV campsites that are among the largest we’ve seen so far. Oh, and they all have amazing views of the mountains and city below.

That’s a pretty big site.

Because we pulled in after the office was closed, the park ranger came over the next morning and asked if we wanted a better space. I don’t think he was kidding, either, but I really couldn’t imagine there actually being a better space. And all for $14! In the morning we took the Thunderegg Trail which is an easy mile, and gives you this view of the campsite from the top of the mountain:

Rockhound from midway up the Little Florida Hills.

Here are some other photos from the hike. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay longer, but we wish we had one more day here. Onwards to dinner in Tucson!

They even put in a bench so you can relax and admire the view.


Deke and Lucy.


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