Bisti Badlands Parking Access

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Road 7290
Farmington, NM 87401
505-564-7600
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GPS: 36.2591, -108.2519

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 5768 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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1bars
Verizon Voice Only
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Rich Travels

40 Fifth Wheel
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Rich Travels would stay here again

“Superb camping!”

Reviewed Aug 29, 2017

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We stayed here in our 40' fifth wheel. Be sure to access this from Road 7297 to 7290. There is a sign on the highway for Bisti Badlands. Google maps took us in from the other direction, which should have worked, except for the bridge that was fallen into the gully making it impassable. Road 7297 to the parking area is a very wide, flat gravel road. Any size rig could get here. The parking area is a very large gravel lot. We had no problem turning around in it to back up. The only problem would be if there were a lot of other rigs, but we were all by ourselves. It was sooooo quiet. We loved hiking the next day as well. Cell service was sketchy.

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16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Rayn would stay here again

“Gateway to Mars”

Reviewed May 31, 2017

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Bisti Badlands is one of those areas that you've never heard of, but absolutely must go to at least once. The trailhead parking is large, with plenty of space for multiple rigs. There is nothing there but an information board, so take all the water you need and plan to pack out your trash. The parking area itself is very unattractive, but within 20 minutes of many fantastic Bisti sights. For the best experience, check out www.bistihiker.com for a well-researched hiking guide that will take you through all the geological highlights.

There were only a few car campers in the parking lot when we were there, but I hear that it can get quite crowded. The dirt road in is really bumpy and rutted, but was fine when it was dry as long as we went super slow. I would definitely avoid this whole area after rain, until things dry out, because both the driving and the hiking is miserable in the sticky thick mud. Class A's might have some trouble with the lumpy road, but I would say that any C and smaller could make it just fine.

We didn't have any Verizon service at the parking area, but we got decent 3G on the road back to the highway, just about a mile away from the trailhead.

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1bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Rocks Gone Wild! Excessive pictures of attractive geology

Where: enjoying a last couple weeks of vacation before we start our summer job. Current Stop: Southeast Utah I didn’t realize this was what I was doing when I planned our route to get to the resort,...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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