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Capulin Campground

Carson National Forest

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U.S. 64 Taos, NM 87571 505-587-2255 505-758-6200 Official Website

GPS: 36.3699, -105.4811

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Overview of Capulin Campground

Number of Sites 11

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 7,709 ft / 2,349 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Capulin Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
4 reviews
“Tight for camper but doable”

Reviewed 6/25/2019

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

After driving up to Taos Ski Area and back down unable to find a spot for a camper we started down this road. While this was kind of tight for my in-law’s 5th wheel to get out of our 26’ TT did great. (Turning radius makes all the difference). We arrived around 4pm on a Thursday and had our pick of spots. It filled up in the next few hours and was full both nights we stayed.

My brother said it was the best smelling bathroom he’d every smelled - like cinnamon. It’s very close to the road but that really doesn’t bother us. Some HWY noise if that bothers you.

For the price I’d totally recommend this spot! Distance to Taos is only about 10-15 minutes.

Site Quality

Bklements would stay here again

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ID 23' Fleetwood Mallard 23D 1993 Ford F250
36 reviews
“Closed in October”

Reviewed 10/3/2018

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

Like Las Petacas, this site is cheap ($6 a night) and close to Taos (just 8 minutes away), and just like Petacas, it was closed. According to the Forest Service website, it’s supposed to be open from May to October; it’s October 3rd. So it seems like if you’re going to list October as being a month that you’re open, you’d at least make it past the 3rd of the month. :-/ The weather has been beautiful - 70s and even 80s during the day; not a hint of snow. Not freezing at night. Closing this early just isn’t cool. :(

We’ll try this again later; I don’t think there’ll be internet, just FYI. We’d lost the internet completely by this point as we drove. We may've had some with our booster, but there was none without it.


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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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