Cosmic Campground

Gila National Forest

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U.S. 180
Glenwood, NM
Official Website

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
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Everlong Journey
Morrison, CO
24 Forest River Sunseeker 2290S
2017 Subaru Crosstrek
6 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!

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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


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