Bear Trap Campground

Cibola National Forest

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Magdalena, NM 87825
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GPS: 33.8833, -107.5153

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 4
Pad Type: grass
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 8526 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Smokey & Tater
13 Teardrop
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Smokey & Tater would stay here again

“Isolated but Pleasent”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2018

Overall Rating

This area is back country but still accessible by two wheel drive if your careful. There are two good ways to approach this area, that I know of. Head south on old highway 52 as it departs highway 60 just west of Magdalena or take south 107 out of Magdalena and head west on FR 330 or 52 headed towards grassy lookout and mount withington. This route is open but a four wheel drive is recommended as the road is burned out and eroded.

It’s been around forever and is a great place to experience peaceful and isolated solitude while camping. There is a nice trail at the end of the camping area also. Several big elk reside in this area so expect to have a sighting.

The light pollution is non existent so night time star gazing is cosmic.

There are several forest roads to explore in this region so if you truly want a backwood experience this is the place.

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  • restrooms: vault
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