Taos Junction Dispersed

Carson National Forest

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National Forest Road 557
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
575-758-6200
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GPS: 36.3603, -105.894

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 7306 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Zennie (Uphill Zen)

21 Toyota Sun-Land Express
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Zennie (Uphill Zen) would stay here again

“Free, quiet boondocking spot near Ojo Caliente”

Reviewed Dec 04, 2017

Overall Rating

Boondocking spot off Forest Road 557 in the Carson National Forest. If you drive along this dirt road, you'll find a number of possible sites, some with stone fire rings. It's a pinyon - juniper - sage brush area, and you can find either shade or sun.

It's a boondocking spot, so there are no facilities besides those stone fire rings. It was very quiet at night, and there was nobody else camped here while I was here in July 2017. It's easy to access, not far from the junction of 285 and 567. It's also about 10 miles north of Ojo Caliente, the famous hot springs resort. You can camp here, and easily drive down there to use their facilities for the day. There's also some pretty cool hiking around there!

The road in was fine when I drove it, and looked passable for any vehicle. But there were some ruts in places that look like it could be a problem if it's wet and muddy, so use your judgment.

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3bars
T-Mobile 4G

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Taos Junction - Free camping near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico - Uphill Zen

If you've traveled in northern New Mexico, you've probably heard about Ojo Caliente. It's a famous hot springs resort west of Taos, and quite a luxurious place to stay. But if you don't feel like...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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