West Mesa Road Dispersed

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Kit Carson Loop
Fort Stanton, NM
575-354-0099
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GPS: 33.517, -105.5153

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 6213 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Rayn would stay here again

“Perfect boondock in the heart of it all”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2018

Overall Rating

The Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area is at the epicenter of about a thousand things to do. From this site, it was an easy day trip to Lincoln State Monument, Ruidoso and the Hubbard Museum, Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, Ski Apache, Fort Stanton, the Smokey Bear Museum, and tons of hiking on the east side of the Sierra Blanca range.

The site is less than a 1/2 mile from highway 220, on a super well graded dirt road. The site is fairly spacious, but there is a tight turn to get into it which probably limits it to RVs less than 30 feet. There was a bit of trash, and the whole area had a bit of a slope, but nothing that we couldn't remedy with our jacks. In the 6 days we were there, we saw less than 20 cars on the dirt road, and the only noises were the wind in the trees. At the nearby Fort Stanton Equestrian Trail Head, you'll find trash, potable water, and a dump ($15). Smokey's Country Market in Capitan was great for a small town grocery store.

One warning: apparently, this area is busy only during hunting season--and it seems that there are various hunting seasons for different game, not just one date range. You may want to check with the BLM office to confirm you won't be there during those times.

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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On vacation before our summer job begins.  Current stop: New Mexico One of the things I like best about our slow method of traveling is that we often find ourselves in very interesting areas, that w...

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

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