I talked to one of the rangers here and was told that usually by now people are leaving the area and there not normally full. But for some reason this year is different and the people are staying around longer. He also told me that "technically" I shouldn't be camping in the overflow area if there are regular sites available, but since I need a pull-through boondocking site and since they don't have too many of those I'll probably be okay staying in the corral. Which is fine by me because I like the corral. As you can see from the pictures I'm all by myself, have no neighbors, and have great views in every direction. I'll take the corral any day.
I bought the New Mexico annual pass for nonresidents this morning for $225 which will allow me to boondock for free at any of the New Mexico state parks. And if I need hookups that will cost four dollars a night.
This is a tremendous bargain if you're going to be spending time in New Mexico and especially if you like to boondock. Generally I go through New Mexico when I leave Colorado in the fall and when I'm coming back to Colorado in the spring. New Mexico is a good place to be when it's getting cold in Colorado but southern Arizona is still too hot. And the reason I'm in New Mexico at the moment is because southern Texas was getting too hot and Colorado hasn't warmed up yet. And since I don't plan on being back in Colorado until early May I should get plenty of use out of New Mexico's state parks.