Forest Road 242

Cibola National Forest

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Juan Tomas Road Tijeras, NM 87059 505-281-3304 Official Website

GPS: 35.0328, -106.3264

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2274 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Motorized dispersed camping is allowed up to 40' from the centerline of the road.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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4 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Open
“Can’t stay there”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2019

Overall Rating

Followed reviews and stayed. Quiet, however a ranger stopped and said this area is not zoned or authorized to be a campground or for camping. He gave us a long speech about us parking there.

Bumpy road yet pretty. Sites were set up as camp sites but you aren’t allowed to camp???

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Paloulover would stay here again

“Perfect Dispersed Campsites”

Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

Overall Rating

Pros- the location here, opened in Apple Maps, was spot on. Multiple sites had metal fire rings, some with metal grates. Good volume of local dried brush and cut timber. Looks like the National Forest Rangers cut and leave behind some of the logs lying about. No fee. Close to the road, but so few visitors, not a single vehicle passed b... more

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Location
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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA

Alec & Lauren would stay here again

“Brave the road for a nice stay”

Reviewed Oct 13, 2018

Overall Rating

We may have camped off the Forest rd 462 but I can’t find that one. Drove past the day use area to the “Authorized Vehicles Only” side and to the direct right was the “road” or rock cliff we were suppose to scale. Luckily we just had a truck, but somehow, someone got a very small trailer up there. But after braving the crazy jagged roa... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“None shall pass!”

Reviewed May 15, 2018

Overall Rating

We didn’t make it quite this far, so if there’s a little camping area like FR462 has, I cannot attest. However, that site was full (there are two spots there, both could accommodate two vans or truck campers but we didn’t want to crowd) and then maybe three turnouts one might camp at. Once you get about half a mile behind the actual ca... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pet restrictions: leashed
  • pets

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