RV Camping at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®


One of the most spectacular events in the Southwest, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is held each October in the heart of New Mexico. During the nine-day event, people from around the world will gather to watch in wonder as the skies fill with colorful balloon creations.  


The balloon fiesta is one of the most popular events among our customers and quite a few vehicles in our RV rental fleet will be heading to New Mexico to take in the show. Here’s a look at where to stay once you get there. 


The Balloon Fiesta sets up five campsites for RV parking with “rally style” parking at each site. Amenities vary and costs range from $40-$250 per night. These sites fill up quickly, so you’ll want to book a year in advance – reservations open for the following year a few days after each festival. If you find yourself on the wait list, never fear! There are plenty of great campsites nearby and several park & ride options for getting to the fiesta. 

American RV Resort

Located less than 30 minutes from the Balloon Fiesta, this popular RV resort offers great amenities, free continental breakfast, updated restroom facilities, a dog park and onsite propane. Both back-in and pull-through spaces are available and each site comes with a concrete patio and picnic table. If you go, ask about discounted Balloon Fiesta rates. 


Photo Credit: American RV Resort


Albuquerque KOA

This fun campground offers plenty to do when you aren’t balloon watching, including a miniature golf course, bicycle rentals and a general store stocked with souvenirs and supplies. Individual site amenities range from full hook ups to water/electric only. For your convenience, the campground even has a dump station onsite. The 80-foot sites will accommodate all vehicles in Cruise America’s fleet, including our Large RV Rental


Photo Credit: Albuquerque KOA


Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post 

Located along the historic Route 66, this RV park started out as a 1940s trading post. Even today, the shop maintains a large selection of local goods, Native American crafts, gifts and southwestern foods. The RV park offers 135 sites and standard campsite amenities including an adorable vintage clubhouse and trailer exhibit. Full hookups are available.  


Photo Credit: Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post

No matter where you stay, taking an RV rental to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta allows you to bring the comforts of home along for the ride. You can rent near wherever you call home and road trip your way into town . Or pick up an RV at our New Mexico RV rental site. Just be sure to plan ahead because campgrounds fill up fast for this annual event.