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Camping near Taos

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Camping near Taos

Are there campgrounds close to Taos?

Taos, New Mexico
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1. Re: Camping near Taos

Check with the Carson National Forest to see what's open and what's closed this time of year, but we know that there are several dozen places along State Highway 150 leading up to Taos Ski Valley. You can go further out, but these are the ones that are closest and easiest to access town.

Just south of Taos is the tiny town of Pilar along the Rio Grande River. North of Pilar along the river's edge are many more campgrounds providing the riparian view of the world. It's hotter and has fewer trees than those closer to the Ski Valley, but it's no less dramatic -- camping at the bottom of a 1000 foot deep gorge!

The Carson National Forest Campground listings are at:

fs.fed.us/r3/…pre_established_camp.shtml

Maps of these facilities are at:

fs.fed.us/r3/…carson_camp_map_east.gif

Note in the map in this link that Numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9 are on the road to the Ski Valley.

Have fun!

Taos, New Mexico
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2. Re: Camping near Taos

The link to the river-side campgrounds is different because those sites are on Bureau of Land Management jurisdiction. It's called the Orilla Verde Recreation Area.

blm.gov/nm/…orilla_verde.html

Here's the map:

blm.gov/pgdata/…OVREC_Broch.pdf

Edited: 01 July 2010, 21:04
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