La Bajada Rest Area | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
1870.0 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Rest area, 18 minutes away from Santa Fe. Lot of Rvs, trucks and car campers. They have clean restrooms and there is a security guard patrolling all night. This area is open 24 hrs and overnight parking is allowed. Also had full network with LTE.

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We made a quick overnight stop in our Sprinter on the way to Phoenix. Park around the back away from the truckers. Bathrooms were clean and there was a 24 hour security guard. We had mountain bikes locked on the back and felt safe leaving them on overnight. We didn’t really hear much road noise but our van is pretty well insulated. Parking lots were super bright so make sure you have something to cover your windows.

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As others described. Very large parking area so can probably handle as many vehicles as would visit

There is an outside water spigot with the lift handle that was still flowing

T-Mobile 4 bars. But was functionally more like 1-2 bars

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This restaurant is extremely clean and well-maintained. I stayed overnight in my camper van clean restrooms, all the areas surrounding the rest, stop by extremely well-maintained I asked if people could camp here overnight. Was told I could camper as long as I wanted. I would come back and probably will in my travels.

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Great spot for overnight. We arrived after 11 PM and there was 20 of parking in the large RV lot. A few big rigs idling all night long and there is some freeway noise however, it’s nothing unbearable. We felt the safe entire time. There are nice picnic tables, restrooms, and pet facilities.

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Stopped here to sleep on our way to Arizona. GPS kept trying to have us enter through the back road to the back entrance but the gate was closed. Read the map to get us back to the highway and entered through the front but don’t listen to the GPS!
Spent the whole time inside our RV so not sure about what amenities they had besides the glassy area and tables but we felt very safe here and would stop again if we ever needed to.

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Rest area says closed but the truck/Rv parking is open. Haven’t check the bathroom but I think they’re closed. We slept in the truck parking lot with other trucks and car. Arrived at 8:00pm and left around 9:00 am, felt safe. Pretty flat but some wind.

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Stayed here for a night, well-lit, spacious, and there’s a security guard patrolling the parking lot to make sure everything is safe. Perfect spot!!! Please make sure you keep the area clean and park away from the trucks toward to back of the property.

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Ended up spending 2 nights here, decently quiet for being along the highway. Quite a few people staying overnight, but there are plenty of spots. A security person keeps an eye on things. Bathrooms are clean

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Great little spot for the night. As mentioned, there is a security guard who walks around. They said hi. There were several semis, a half dozen cars and even more vans spending the night. Bathroom s were open. Apple Maps told us was temporarily closed but it was clearly open.

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In other side of the building you’re better shielded from the noise of the highway and running truck engines.

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This rest area really considers your needs. There is tons of parking for truckers and cars. The semis have their own parking lot which is nice. There are multiple water spigots available for your use. I was able to do my dishes and fill up my portable shower bag. The view is phenomenal in every direction. One of the best places ever to rest up and catch some sleep. There are outlets to charge your devices but they are hidden. You have to look very hard. There is a security guard on duty 24/7. They were very friendly and even assisted me with fixing my tire. You are allowed to park here for 24 hours before they kick you out and yes... they are keeping tabs on you. I felt very safe here. The restrooms are in good shape as well. Lots of space to walk and stretch your legs. So long story short...skip the hotel and spend the night here. Thank me later.

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We spent one night here. As far as rest stops go it was quite clean. There are picnic tables and trees. Nice place to stay in a pinch.

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Great spot when you’re on your way in to Santa Fe. We talked to the security guard and he was very nice and told us where a good spot would be to keep away from the big trucks. Felt very safe and the road and truck noise wasn’t too bad. Would stay again.

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Beautiful rest area. If you’re traveling from Santa Fe, you have to go the long way around, but it’s not bad. Patrol officer keeping an eye on everything. 24 hr restrooms are always a plus

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A nice little rest area. Beautiful view of the mountains. The bathrooms are small and clean. There were a bunch of other car and RV campers. There is a security guard patrolling so it felt super safe. There’s also a beautiful view. There’s a water spigot (idk if it’s potable or not though), covered picnic tables, charcoal grills, and a small fenced in dog yard.

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Busy but still a quiet night. Rolled up around 10PM and parked along the back side of the building with no hassle from security. Bathrooms left quite a bit to be desired before bed, but were being cleaned as I left in the AM so they're hit or miss I guess.

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Stayed for the night. Security patrolled parking lot. Felt safe. Close to highway, we heard some road noise.

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Great spot! Lots of travelers, security here at night. Clean bathrooms, nice picnic areas with some covered with grills. Snack machine, even a very tiny off leash area for pets. There is also a water spigot, red handle near bathrooms, was working as of 10/7.

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nice spot, beautiful views and sunset. pretty busy, but felt safe overall.

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Rest area, 18 minutes away from santa fe. Lot of Rvs, trucks and car campers. They have clean restrooms and there is a security guard patrolling all night. This area is open 24 hrs and overnight parking is allowed. Also had full network with LTE

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