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Angel Peak Recreation Area

Bloomfield, NM
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bloomfield
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: The Recreation Area offers easy day hikes.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Want to hike away from it all? Come here and explore. You will see colors, formations, wildlife and such. You may not see another human in the park while you are there -- it doesn't get that many visitors and is over-looked for hiking/climbing.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We drove past the sign saying "scenic overlook" and I joked that unless the world drops off into a canyon, I can't imagine what would be over there to be scenic. We turned around to look just for something to do and I was forced to eat my words because that's exactly what happened; the world dropped off into a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was finishing up a long road trip. Having just visited the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon and others, I thought the days of beautiful camping locations were behind me. What a lovely surprise when I made my way up to Angel Peak. Yes, the first part of the road is very bumpy, but then it smooths out. The... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took the dirt road about 1 1/2 miles off the Highway between Bloomfield and Cuba. Road was so full of washboard bumps that it felt like you might loose any fillings on the way. All of a sudden the road ends on a mesa edge and it seems like the world just opened up. The badlands are laid out before... More

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Valrico, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
146 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We added this to our site list after discovering how close it was. Be prepared for a bumpy ride as the site route is gravel. The route has some great overlooks/stops at 1 mile, 3 miles, etc all the way out to 8 miles where the final campsite is located. Camping is free/first come first serve with no water or... More

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Kemah, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Made a stop here on the way to Colorado. No big signage pointing the way and a gravel road. You could see nothing from the main highway. We almost turned around but then decided to go just a little farther. We were so glad we did. A badlands style canyon. Nobody else around. Picnics tables, restrooms. Beautiful desolate place.

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Houston, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Down the simple gravel road is Angel Peak. The peak itself is a Mesa in the distance that can be seen as you approach the canyon area. Was truly surprised at how awesome the overlook was and was glad we took a few minutes out of our drive back to Albuquerque to see it. Beautiful scenery with no one around... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Hard to find. Have to travel 1/4 mile on a bumpy dirt road to get there but worth it for the view. Picnic tables and restroom also.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great views all around! There was a variety of different plant life, we loved the beautiful flowers! It is a stop that I wouldn't miss if you are in the area and it doesn't take long to see. It's down a dirt road, but the road is a short drive.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

You drive on a nondescript gravel road and then see this amazing badlands type of scenery. This is a perfect lunch spot because the picnic areas all have shade, tables and great views. At the last area, do not miss the short hike that takes you out to a point overlooking Angel Peak. This is a real treat, but you... More

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