big whitley, texas, pardee island, over to Big bend, couple places in Big bend we overnight, boon docking. over to Presidio on highway 170 we boondock at old western town were they had did several movies there.
over to gila national park, nm and several places to boondock on highway 15 on river. of course in new mexico can overnight at all casino's. also in texas outside Fort davis going up to Mc donald observatory, couple pull overs. We went out after Christmas and stayed until middle of Jan. We stayed in state parks couple nights due mainly to the wind and temp and wanting to use electric instead of generator.
I think the wind blew hard everyplace we went and temps down in teens alot of nights and snow. we go out every year out west in sept-nov time frame but this year decided to go out in winter. after about three weeks of cold , wind, rain, snow and sitting on hill at Casino in Albuquerque, nm and looking at tv with wind gust 60 and temps teens and saw weather report were Charlotte was in 70's decided to head east. Had a good time. but will stick to fall time frame.
Anyway hope this helps and have a good time.
There's nothing warm about north-central to northern New Mexico in the winter. You got to be in the southern part (lower) part of the state then and you will likely get milder weather.
we are tentatively planning to leave NC after Christmas and head in the geneeral direction of the desert SW(3 mos). we are looking at Vegas,Phoenix,Joshua Tree,DV,etc,etc as potential destinations. i too would be open to suggestions especially in this part of the country.
FYI,we will be be boondocking exclusively.
Since you plan to boondock, you've only got maybe 1.0 million square miles open to you in the SW to include Colorado, Mew Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California and maybe even west Texas. I'm kind of partial to my neck of the woods... New Mexico. I'm actually in the northern part of the state which is very cold in winter. But southern NM is very pleasant then. Suggest areas around Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg. There's lots of BLM all over.