So a few words about Overlook Campground located above Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area near Chimayo, New Mexico. Without a doubt, Overlook is one of the best camp spots we've encountered in our nearly four months of travel. It's located off Cuniydo Road which has very little traffic. The road leading to the campground is dirt and the campground is a mile off Cuniydo Road. It is remote and quiet. There are 25 sites, all with covered picnic tables. We stayed in site number 3 overlooking the lake which provided a spectacular view of the lake to our north. Site number 4, however, may be the better of the two as it provides views of the mountains to the southeast too. We were one of two campers who stayed the night. Seven dollars a night, no hookups, no reservations. We were there for one night on April 15, 2019.
The photos below were taken during the afternoon as the sun set. The last photo was taken just before sunrise the next morning.
Trinidad Lake State Park was our first Colorado State Park. We camped in the Carpios Ridge Campground within the park. Great park, great campsite.
We visited the national monument and stayed in the El Morro Campground. It's a small, but very nicely maintained park service campground. Very few spots and very few are level enough for an RV (27 feet or less). No hook ups, first come, first served, no reservations and, best of all, free.