Moore's RV Park and Campground
New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is one of the most underrated tourist destinations for travelers. While many are aware of the great skiing in Taos, the arts scene in Santa Fe, or the mystical landscapes of Whites Sands National Monument in the southern part of the state, New Mexico isn’t on the average traveler’s radar. This is especially true when talking about the infrequently visited northwestern corner. However, the area is well-connected with the rest of New Mexico, southwestern Colorado, and northeastern Arizona, making it the perfect place to start your southwest U.S. road trip. This corner of the state is dominated by the Navajo Nation reservation and is an ideal spot to camp with an RV if you want to understand the region’s rich Native American culture. A great base of operations for such an adventure is Bloomfield, one of the larger communities on the edge of the Navajo Nation. Moore's RV Park and Campground sits on the east end of Bloomfield and has all the amenities one could want in a campground. The sites include full hookups with 50-amp electrical capacity and are spacious enough for large motorhomes. The park offers laundry facilities, hot showers, picnic tables, and BBQs at each campsite. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy when you rent a camper near Moore RV Park and Campground. There’s a playground for the kids, a swimming pool, horseshoe pits, and a rec hall on the park grounds. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, just outside the park, you’ll find lots of hiking, paddling, fishing, and mountain biking opportunities.
The Great Outdoors
Dotted with national parks, monuments, and wildernesses, the American Southwest is beloved by adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Bloomfield is part of the Trail of the Ancients Byway, which spans northwestern New Mexico and includes such famous sites as Chaco Cultural National Historical Park, Zuni Pueblo, and Aztec Ruins National Monument. You could easily spend a week or more visiting all the sites on the trail, but even just checking out a few of them will open up your mind to fascinating and highly-developed ancient civilizations that made their home here a millennia or more ago. Water is sparse in the deserts of New Mexico, but if you need a place to cool off in the summer heat, you can’t beat Navajo Lake State Park. The park is incredibly popular with boaters and swimmers, and boats are available for rent from the lake marina. The picturesque lake is also surrounded by low hills and sparse forests that are ripe for hikers to explore. Just below Navajo Dam, the river is renowned for its fly fishing, so be sure to gear up with one of the outfitters in Bloomfield or Farmington before you go.Mesa Verde National Park and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument are also both within a 90-minute drive of Moore’s RV Park and Campground. Neither of them receives too many tourists, mostly due to their remote locations. However, both have spectacular Pueblo cliff dwellings to explore and are some of the most archaeologically significant regions in the U.S.
Exploring the City
The city of Bloomfield doesn’t have too many attractions of its own, just a few restaurants, local shops, and gas stations to provide for your needs. However, the larger town of Farmington has an interesting museum worth checking out. The Farmington Museum houses several exhibits related to dinosaurs, New Mexico geology, and the history of the Native American trading post system in the southwest. It’s a good place to start if you’re interested in learning about the northwestern part of the state.Just north of Bloomfield is the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village, which covers 19th-century New Mexico history quite well. Despite the name, it has nothing to do with the Aztec civilization of southern Mexico, but early explorers believed New Mexico’s Pueblo people were related to the Aztecs, and the misnomer has stuck.Durango is less than an hour's drive from Bloomfield and well worth spending a day or two in during your RV rental vacation in. If you have the time for it, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway and Museum is a must-see attraction. The train takes about three and a half hours to roll through the mountains to the historic mining town of Silverton, has a two-hour layover there, and then takes about three and a half hours to return. It’s an awesome day trip for train enthusiasts. It is one of the best ways to see the spectacular landscapes of the Colorado Rockies.