Comfort Well Dispersed Camping Area, Mimbres, NM

Wilderness Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Mimbres, NM

This is a boondocking area, not otherwise designated by Gila National Forest officials, but permitted for camping. It's a large enough area to accommodate 12-20 campers, including full-sized RVs. Most of the roads through here are firm-enough for any vehicle. There are no amenities here, it's purely boondocking here.


Wilderness Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 536-2250


GPS: 33.0029, -108.0957

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: None

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Camping at Comfort Well Dispersed Camping Area

While named “Comfort Well” on Google Maps, it’s also named “Celebration Well” on others. This area is also known as “Skates Canyon”. Officially, the road that runs through this popular boondocking area is Forest Road 4078U.

This camping area offers some well-shaded sites from tall Ponderosa Pine, but also others with full sun for those relying on solar power. The town of Mimbres is 13.5 miles to the south.

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