Cuchilla Campground, Taos, NM

Questa Ranger District

Carson National Forest

Free Camping Near Taos, NM

This is free, developed campground offered by Carson National Forest. There are only three (3) campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. It's located along State Highway 150, about 4.9 miles west of Taos Ski Valley. It's open only during a brief period from May to September each year.


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Questa Ranger District

Carson National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 586-0520

Official campground webpage


GPS: 36.5688, -105.5202

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Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilet

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Camping at Chuchilla Campground

Open only from May to September when there’s enough warmth to melt away the snow, this tiny campground offers three campsites large enough for trailers up to 22 feet in length. There is fishing in the Rio Hondo, and the Yorba Canyon Trail #61 is also nearby.

This campground is mostly used by hikers traveling through Wheeler Park Wilderness and Columbine-Hondo Wilderness.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Motor Vehicle Use Map, Questa Ranger District, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2023)
Carson National Forest Order 03-02-00-2023-03, Occupancy rules, maximum camping limits, (eff: May 31, 2023, term: December 31, 2027)

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