Cosmic Campground

Gila National Forest

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U.S. 180
Glenwood, NM
575-539-2481
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GPS: 33.4791, -108.9226

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 5357 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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4D
TX
20 Cargo Conversion/Toy hauler Continental Cargo
23 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: no site numbers

4D would stay here again

“Clean location, well maintained and easy to access. The sky does light up at night here!”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2018

Overall Rating

This was a one night stay for us, I mainly wanted to check it out since I was passing through the area. We walked some of the trails which were typical of a national forest that I've seen. There were a few other camping locations outside the designated campground but nothing which would be easy access for anything except a 4x4. The main campground has what appears to be newly installed cattle guards but the area is not fenced yet so cows strolled freely through the campground which was actually very amusing for my dog. I did meet someone from the state that was there checking on things and saw two vehicles with a NM state seal on the side so this place does get checked up on. The pads for telescopic gear appear to be well built and located in a place where campers won't interfere with the view of the sky. If telescopic night photos is you thing this place should be on your bucket list. Make sure to be prepared to pack in and out everything. There are two vault toilets but no water, electric or trash, still I would stay here again. It was extremely peaceful at night.

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Everlong Journey
Morrison, CO
24 Forest River Sunseeker 2290S
2017 Subaru Crosstrek
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Everlong Journey would stay here again

“International Dark Sky Sanctuary”

Reviewed Oct 28, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a campground for people who want to enjoy the night sky. The campground is an official International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Please visit their website and follow the rules for etiquette while camping here. Dirt road access to campground that was a bit rutted, but we just went slow. There are about 6 sites there and they are planning to add more in the future. There is no water, no hook-ups, no trash cans (Pack in and pack out), but they do have pit toilets. They have concrete pads that are built for telescopes and camera equipment in the viewing area. Also, make sure you have a red light flashlight.

We stumbled upon Cosmic Campground, while we were headed to Gila Cliff Dwellings. We were able to meet some of the founders of the park (An Astronomy Professor and his wife) and they showed us a galaxy, a star cluster, a binary star and a ring nebula in their telescope. We were able to practice some night sky photography while we were there too! This was an amazing find and we hope everyone will help to keep this campground clean, quiet, and enjoy the Dark Sky! cosmiccampground.org

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault

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