Forest Road 242

Cibola National Forest

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Juan Tomas Road
Tijeras, NM 87059
505-281-3304
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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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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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 road, it opened up to a nice area. We made our own pull in space and had a great 2 nights.

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


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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
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 camping area, there is nowhere to turn around if you’re in a Ford E350 extended. So we kept going. Gnarly road, Fer sher, but were 2wd and made it in and out with no trouble. Slow, rocky roading though. Better than Haugendaas any day. The view left my jaw slack and the weather was perfect in mid-May. No one came through all night, but by morning some cyclists, two Jeepers and a woman walking her dog (from whence she came, nobody knows...) were waving hello. Cell service remained spot on the entire time with LTE. Great airport access for folks like us who don’t want to pay for hotels. Note that if you come in via 462, the turn for both places is just beyond the hiking parking lot. Turn right up what looks more like a cliff than a road, immediately before the metal gate. Not recommended for anything large or trailers, though a lovely couple pulling a tiny, tiny teardrop made it up just before us.

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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