Clear Creek Campground (NM), Santa Fe National Forest
Santa Fe National Forest is a national forest located in New Mexico. Clear Creek Campground, located in the Jemez Mountains less than two hours from the metropolis of Albuquerque, is a great place to relax. This cool oasis provides welcome relief from the oppressive heat of New Mexico. The hiking and fishing options provided in the shadow of the pine-covered Jemez Mountains are particularly popular with visitors. Clear Creek Campground has asphalt RV spots, fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets.
Need to Know
- Online reservations are a one-time payment for a specific vehicle. Additional vehicles will be required to pay a $10 per night fee at the campground, and there may be fire restrictions in effect. Check contact the Cuba Ranger District if you are unclear
- There is no ATV/ORV use allowed in the campground. Travel is restricted in other parts of the forest
- See the map below. Check out is at12 noon
- Before making a reservation, check the driveway details to ensure your vehicle equipment will fit on the site
Close to Clear Creek, the campground is nestled amongst towering ponderosa pines in a picturesque setting. Elk bugling can be heard in the early mornings and late evenings throughout the autumn months.
Easy and picturesque day walks may be found in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness, which is located immediately north of the Clear Creek Campground. Because the paths into the San Pedro Parks have only minor slope changes, this area is an excellent hiking location for both novices and expert trekkers. Three major trailheads, the San Gregorio, Palomas, and Los Pinos, are all within a short drive of the campsite. The San Gregorio Trailhead is the closest.
Anglers will enjoy the numerous fishing options available in local streams and the San Gregorio reservoir, while hikers will appreciate the numerous trekking chances available in the neighboring San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
Post Office Box 130 Cuba, New Mexico 87013
Please contact the campsite at (575) 289-3264 if you have any questions.
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From Cuba, New Mexico, take New Mexico State Highway 126 east for 11 miles until you reach the town of Cuba. There are accommodation, restaurants, and petrol stations within 11 miles of the park. The campground is located around 11 miles from Cuba. A one and a half hour trip from Albuquerque will get you to the campsite.
- The following sites are designated as nonelectric: Site 010, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 003, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site CLEAR CREEK GROUP SITE, Loop Clear Creek Group, Type Group Standard Area Nonelectric
- Site 006, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 001, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 009, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 008, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 009, Loop Loop
Santa Fe National Forest is a national forest located in New Mexico. In a grove of ponderosa pines at 7,600 feet above sea level, the San Antonio Campground is near to the San Antonio River and nestled in a valley of the San Antonio River. This renowned campsite in the Santa Fe National Forest is available from May to October and is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors should dress appropriately for the hot summer days and cold evenings ahead. San Antonio Campground was totally restored and reopened in August 2010 after being closed for several years.
Campground amenities include 20 standard sites that may accommodate tents, trailers, and recreational vehicles.
There are nine tent spots available in the group area.
Picnic tables and pedestal grills are provided at each site, and sites 1-6 include water and power connections.
A supply of drinking water as well as vault toilets is available. Throughout the campsite, parking lots, spurs, and roads have been paved. During the busiest times of the year, a camp host is on hand. Visitors are advised to take rubbish home with them, however recycling containers are available.
Need to Know
- Online bookings are a one-time payment for a specific car. If you have more than one car, there is an extra price of $10 per vehicle every night, payable in cash. Payable at the campsite, this fee is non-refundable. If you are reserving a campground, make sure to check the information for the driveway length to ensure that your car and equipment can fit on the site. This campground does not have a disposal station
- However, there is one nearby. It is not permitted to cut living vegetation
- Only charcoal should be used in pedestal cooking grills. Check out time is 12 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Generators are not permitted to be utilized during that period. After 10 p.m., there will be no live music or sound systems
- The maximum length of a vehicle is 40 feet. More information on the Santa Fe National Forest may be found by clicking here. Firewood should not be moved: Purchase firewood near your location and burn it on-site to prevent the spread of tree-killing pests and to keep the environment safe. For additional information, please see www.dontmovefirewood.org.
The Santa Fe National Forest, which encompasses 1.6 million acres and has some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the Southwest, is home to some of the region’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. The top of Truchas Peak, which is located inside the Pecos Wilderness, has elevations ranging from 5,300 to 13,103feet in elevation. Santa Fe National Forest is home to a varied range of animal species, which thrive in the forest’s different habitats. The Jemez Mountain salamander, northern goshawk, Merriam’s turkey, Abert’s squirrel, and hairy woodpecker may all be found in the ponderosa pine woods at elevations ranging from 6,000 to 9,500 feet.
The Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway, which stretches for 163 miles through New Mexico, traverses magnificent natural formations, old Indian ruins, and an Indian town. The area has a long history of logging, mining, and ranching that is worth exploring.
Access to fishing is provided through a paved walking track that runs beside the river. Anglers can target rainbow trout when fishing. On hot summer days, visitors may cool off by wading in the river. Several local recreational locations, including the popular La Cueva Picnic Site, Spence Hot Spring Trailhead, Battleship Rock Trailhead, and a handful of fishing spots along the San Antonio River, are easily accessible by car from the campground.
P.O. Box 150, 051 Woodsy Lane, New York Jemez Springs, New Mexico (zip code 87025)
1551 P.O. BOX 150, 051 Woodsy Lane Jemez Springs, New Mexico (zip code: 87025).
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Follow New Mexico State Road 4 north for 9 miles, passing through Jemez Springs and along the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway. Then take New Mexico State Road 126 for 2 miles to the campsite.
- The following sites are available: Site 028, Loop SASO, Type Tent Only Nonelectric
- Site 009, Loop SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 018, Loop GAPK, Type Tent Only Nonelectric
- Site 016, Loop GAPK, Type Tent Only Nonelectric
- Site 019, Loop GAPK, Type Tent Only Nonelectric
- Site 026, Loop SASO, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 027, Loop SASO, Type Standard Nonelectric
There are optional readings on this list that are meant to assist students get more familiar with geophysical techniques and the field region that we will be researching during our time at SAGE. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, nor is it mandatory.
Please see below for a suggested reading list that will assist students get more familiar with geophysical methods and the field region that we will be exploring at SAGE. In addition, this is not a comprehensive list, nor is it necessary.
SAGE 2022 Field Area: The Valles Caldera
Goff, F., and Gardner, J.N. (2004) published a paper titled G. Mack and K. Giles (eds.) The Geology of New Mexico —A Geologic History, in which they discuss the late Cenozoic geochronology of volcanism and mineralization in the Jemez Mountains and Valles caldera, in north central New Mexico (G. Mack and K. Giles, eds.). Socorro, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Special Publication 11, pp. 295-312. The New Mexico Geological Society’s Guidebook 47 contains papers by Jiracek, G. R., Kinn, C.
- L., Kuykendall M.
- S., Biehler S., Braile L.
- Kelley et al., 2013, Spatial and temporal trends in pre-caldera Jemez Mountains volcanic and fault activity.
- Kempter et al., 2013, Spatial and temporal trends in pre-caldera Jemez Mountains volcanic and fault activity.
- teleseismic P-wave image of crust and upper mantle structure beneath the Valles caldera, New Mexico: Initial results from the 1993 JTEX passive array (Lutter et al., 1995).
- John H.
Segar published a book in 1974 called Interpretation of quantum gravity in quantitative terms.
Steck and colleagues (1998), Crust and upper mantle P wave velocity structure beneath Valles Caldera, New Mexico: Results from the Jemez teleseismic tomography experiment, J.
Res., 103(B10), 24301–24320, doi:10.1029/98JB00750.
K., and colleagues (1998), Crust and upper mantle P wave velocity structure beneath Valles Caldera “Is the Valles caldera initiating a new cycle of activity?” asked J.
Wolff and J.
Gardner in 1995.
Lafferty, and M.A. Coble, 2016, The eruptive and magmatic history of the youngest pulse of volcanism at the Valles caldera: Implications for successfully dating late Quaternary eruptions, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 311 (p. 50-57). Zimmerer, M.J., Lafferty, J., and Coble M.A.
Tectonic Context: The Rio Grande Rift
Geophysics, vol. 56, pp. 340-353, Biehler, S. Ferguson, J. Baldridge, W. S. Jiracek, G. R. Aldern, J. L. Martinez, M. Fernandez, R. Romo, J. Gilpin, B. Braile, L. W. Hersey, D. R. Luyendyk, B. P. Aiken, C. L. 1991. A geophysical model of the Espa Cather, S. M., and Chapin, C. E. (1994). The axial basins of the northern and central Rio Grande rift are situated in a tectonic context. In the words of G. R. Keller basins of the Rio Grande Rift: structure, stratigraphy, and tectonic setting: Geological Society of America Special Paper 291 (pp.
- doi:10.1130/SPE291-p5 Basins of the Rio Grande Rift: structure, stratigraphy, and tectonic setting In this paper, Gao and colleagues (including Grand and Baldridge) describe how they developed a novel method of predicting the behavior of astrophysics stars in space (Aster, R.) (2004).
- 1–16 in Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.
- (1991) as well as Morgan et al.
- A Comparative Study of the Rio Grande and Kenya Rifts, Tectonophys., vol.
- 197, pp.
Landman and R.
Flowers are co-authors of this paper (2013).
Santa Fe – News & Events
Date of Publication: May 24, 2005 For Immediate Dissemination Remember to keep your plans for Memorial Day recreation in the Pecos region as they now stand. The U.S. Forest Service, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and Pecos businesses have mobilized support from state and local officials in an effort to expedite the repair of Jack’s Creek Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) 555, while also identifying alternative recreation opportunities in the Pecos Canyon to increase temporary recreation capacity in the Pecos Canyon region.
ADDITIONAL RECREATION AREAS NOW AVAILABLE:
- 15 tent camping spots are provided at Cowles Parking Area east of the Pecos River
- A camping area with capacity for 5 cars is located west of the Pecos River across from Cowles Pond
- And a parking area with space for 15 vehicles is located east of the Pecos River across from Cowles Pond. Camping area with space for 5 sites on the west side of Panchuela Road (FR 305), just up from the intersection with Winsor Road (FR 121)
- Davis Willow Camping Area, FR 646, campground with space for 15 vehicles along the roadway
- Panchuela Road (FR 305), west side, just up from the intersection with Winsor Road (FR 121)
RECREATION AREAS REGULARLY AND CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
- Field Tract: Located 10 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63, this tract has 15 units, one flush toilet, and two pit restrooms. Holy Ghost Campground is located 16 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63 and Forest Road 122. It has 24 campsites, including 4 double tent sites and 14 single tent sites. It also has potable water. Horse trailers are not permitted. Trailers can be parked in Terrero
- However, there is a fee. “Holy Ghost” is a term used to describe the presence of the Holy Spirit. A large group area is available for $50.00 per day by reservation only at 1-877-444-6777. Sixteen miles north of Pecos on Highway 63FR-122, capacity 40 people, paved road
- Iron Gate: Twenty-three miles north of Pecos on Highway and FR-223, 14 units, pit toilet, trash bins, twenty parking spaces, four horse corrals, trailhead close, no potable water
- High clearance vehicles are recommended for this rough dirt road. Tent camping only is permitted at Cowles, which is 20 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63 and has nine units (six of which are for tent camping only), a pit toilet, trash bins, tables, and grills
- And Panchuela, which is 22 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63 and has tent camping only, day use picnicking, and trailhead parking, as well as pit toilets, trash bins, tables, and There are 19 parking spots
- The Links Tract Camp Area is free. A 16-mile stretch of Highway 63 north of Pecos is followed by one mile of FR-646. There are 20 units with pit toilets, trash bins, and tables with a fire pit, but there is no potable water.
- Cowles Trailhead Parking Area—Free ParkingPick-ups, vehicles, and horse trailers are permitted, but camping is not permitted
- There is no fee to use the Winsor Trailhead. Two normal parking spaces are available 20 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63, just before Cowles. There are two disability parking spaces, one restroom, and no potable water
FREE USE SITES-DAY USE ONLY:
- DaltonFishing Site: 6 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63
- Dalton Day Use Area: 6 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63, 6 units, no potable water, 16 parking spaces
- There are six cabins, one pit toilet, no potable water, and 12 parking spots at the Windy Bridge Picnic Site (12 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63)
While the road to Jack’s Creek is being restored, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is permitting some temporary primitive camping along the river in addition to its designated camping sites:
CAMPING OPPORTUNITIES (NM Department of Game and Fish):
- Willow Creek, on the west bank of the Pecos River, will be allowed for scattered tent camping, according to the Department. There are around 30 free sites and a vault toilet accessible, however there is very little parking available. Visitors should park on the east side of the Willow Creek property at the day-use area and transport their belongings to the west side by walking across the bridge. No fires will be permitted on this property in order to protect the vegetation that is being re-established. There is no drinking water accessible at the Mora Campground, which has room for around 10-12 trailers. There is also no drinking water and no facilities available in the Mora Campground. There is no charge for this service. Take care of your garbage. This location is 14 miles north of the hamlet of Pecos
- Terrero: This location is in the state of New Mexico. There are around 10 spots available that are suited for modest trailers. Although there is no running water, there are vault toilets. There is no charge for this service.
DAY USE OPPORTUNITIES:
- The group shelter on the east side of the Willow Creek property is accessible for day use only and is located on the property’s grounds. Camping is not permitted on the east side of the park. On the west side, there are two vault toilets, but there is no drinking water. The shelter is only available by request and has a daily fee of $25 per person. There is no provision for drinking water. Call (505) 476-8101 to make a reservation at the shelter.
“The Pecos River is open, and we encourage outdoor lovers to take advantage of the abundant snow and rain to enjoy the advantages of the abundant snow and rain, which include a magnificent display of wildflowers, animals, flora, and excellent fishing. “Yes, one campground has been closed, but there are plenty other possibilities,” said District Ranger Joe Reddan.
“It is possible that having these alternate venues available will mitigate some of the negative consequences of the shutdown. Tony Roybal, the mayor of Pecos, remarked, “We welcome tourists to our wonderful community.”
Jack’s Creek Road situation:
Larrabee State Park
With its scenic location on the seaward slope of Chuckanut Mountain, near Bellingham, Larrabee State Park is renowned for its picture-perfect vistas of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. It is also Washington’s first state park, being opened in 1890. Located on the legendary Chuckanut Drive, this one-of-a-kind camping area provides boating, paddling, fishing, shellfishing harvesting, diving, abundant tidal pools, and great settings for peaceful contemplation, child play, or a romantic date with your significant other.
- Forested pathways for hiking and mountain biking wind through a grove of Douglas-fir and salal.
- The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak run trains on the Burlington Northern track along the shore up to 16 times each day (including at night).
- Visitors to the park frequently enjoy the whole 21-mile meander down Chuckanut Drive, as well as discovering the beauty and character of northwest Washington on a side excursion to Bellingham, which offers a range of attractions and facilities.
- Automatic pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station where visitors may purchase a Discover Pass for a single day or for an entire year.
- The harvesting of shellfish has been suspended till further notice.
These 5 RV Parks Around Santa Fe Offer History, Comfort & Adventure
Santa Fe, often known as “The City Different,” is home to a diverse range of distinct cultural and historical activities, and the RV parks around Santa Fe provide easy access to them all. Whether you choose to spend your vacation visiting Old Town, taking in the historic architecture, cultural variety, and world-class art scene, or exploring the nearby mountains and woods, there are a plethora of wonderful RV parks in Santa Fe to suit your camping needs and preferences. Make sure you download The Dyrt PRO if you want to continue your search for RV parks in the Land of Enchantment after that.
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Following the recommendations of campers who have visited Santa Fe previously, we’ve compiled a list of the top RV parks in the area.
You won’t have to waste time looking for camping information once you’ve arrived at your destination. Because of the campsite evaluations on The Dyrt, you may be ready and prepared before embarking on your Santa Fe camping expedition.
1. For Quiet Wilderness:Black Canyon Campground
The fragrance of pine, the sound of turkeys gobbling, and the refreshing mountain air greet you in Black Canyon, which is located just 8 miles north of Santa Fe. Although beautiful all year, this location is especially beautiful in the fall when the aspens turn a brilliant shade of gold. Black Canyon Campground, which is located in the Pecos Wilderness, provides easy access to several hiking, mountain biking, and horseback-riding trails while remaining only a few minutes away from local restaurants and attractions on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
There are also six walk-in tent sites and a few of ADA-accessible sites available on the property.
Hookups are not provided at this area, however a paid dump station may be found nearby at Hyde Memorial State Park, which is a short drive away.
Dogs are permitted at this place, and campsites are available for a fee of $10 per night.
2. For Exploring the Historic Plaza:Los Sueños de Santa Fe RV ParkCampground
Just 8 miles north of Santa Fe, the fragrance of pine, the sound of turkeys gobbling, and the refreshing mountain air greet you at Black Canyon. Even while this location is beautiful all year, the aspens turn a brilliant shade of gold in the fall, making it an exceptionally picturesque destination. Black Canyon Campground, located in the Pecos Wilderness, provides easy access to a variety of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback-riding routes while remaining only a few minutes away from local restaurants and attractions on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
ADA-accessible sites are also available, as well as six walk-in tent sites.
However, there is a fee dump station accessible close at Hyde Memorial State Park, which is convenient if you are not looking for hookups.
A fee of $10 per night is charged to camp here, and dogs are permitted.
3. For All the Amenities:Santa Fe Skies RV Park
The Santa Fe Skies RV Park, which is located on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, about 12 miles southwest of downtown, lives up to its name by providing beautiful views over the Rio Grande Valley and the surrounding area. Visitors may explore the ancient villages of Cerrillos and Madrid, which are located along the magnificent Turquoise Trail, which is only a short drive south. Madrid, a former coal mining and ghost town, is now a vibrant neighborhood with a diverse selection of stores, galleries, and restaurants to choose from.
- I found the employees to be quite polite and accommodating, and the parking spaces were paved and well-maintained.
- Sarah L.
- A stay at Santa Fe Skies is the epitome of luxury.
- Showers, bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a community clubhouse are all located in the main structure, which is located in the heart of the park.
- A 0.75-mile walking track encircle the property, which also contains a dog-walking area, and is accessible by car or on foot.
Grocery stores, restaurants, and two retail malls are all within a short drive of the property. The park also has a chapel for wedding ceremonies and meeting spaces for other special occasions. Campsites are available for $56–$58 per night, with savings available for longer stays.
4. For Fresh Mountain Air:Rancheros de Santa Fe
This family-friendly campsite, located only 20 minutes southeast of Santa Fe and directly on Historic Route 66, takes pride in its gorgeous mountain surroundings, which includes huge sky, vibrant sunsets, and pion pine and juniper woodlands. There are a lot of historic sites within walking distance of where guests may stay. Take a stroll along theSanta Fe National Historic Trail, see old pueblos at thePecos National Historic Park, or visit the newValles Caldera National Preserve, which occupies the crater of an ancient volcano and is home to wide meadows and plentiful wildlife.
- The close proximity to Santa Fe, as well as to wonderful restaurants and sights, is a huge benefit.” —Dyrt camper, to be precise.
- is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City.
- The campground is open year-round.
- There are also a few camping cottages available at the park.
- There’s also an outdoor pool, a playground, a small movie theater, and various hiking routes if you want to have fun without leaving the park.
5. For Smaller RVs:Jacks Creek Campground
Jacks Creek Campground has limited facilities, but it is conveniently located near the rocky Pecos Wilderness and its more than 400 miles of hiking trails, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This is the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, and tourists may explore the area on short and lengthy treks, ascending steep river basins, or hiking along high ridgelines with panoramic views. These high elevations—some of which are more than 10,000 feet above sea level—can be significantly colder than the lower lowlands, so dress appropriately.
Keep a look out for bears and bighorn sheep, which are common in this area.
There are 39 tent and small RV sites available at the campground, with some of them being ADA accessible.
There are no connections or disposal stations available at this location.
It is not suggested for large RVs or extended rigs to travel the route to this campsite since it is narrow and winding in certain places. Dogs are permitted, but must be kept on a leash; first-come, first-served campsites cost $10 per night; no reservations are required.
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