Recently renovated, ponderosa pines galore...what’s not to love about Paliza Family Campground? Sites are located below sandstone cliffs in Lower Paliza Canyon and to pay homage to its history, there are still original Civilian Conservation Corps lean-tos and adirondack shelters on the premises. There are plenty of recreational opportunities on or near the campground and the views of an ancient volcanic crater from Cerro Pelado Scenic Overlook isn’t something you’ll want to pass up.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
12 sites
Up to 35 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Paliza Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Jillian
Jillian R.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2021

We had a wonderful time camping here! The vault toilets were the cleanest ones I have ever seen and the campground hosts were friendly and helpful. It is a gorgeous campground with a creek running through it.

Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 17th, 2021

Beautiful campground! I'd like to return. Well kept. I'd like to enjoy the hikes I didn't have time for. - - Thank you to the friendly and helpful camp hosts!

Hipcamper Blake
Blake R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 13th, 2020

Exceptionally clean and we'll maintained. Off the beaten path but not too far off. Stunning location and views! 30 total sites with 8 sites located in a generator free area so great for noise and exhaust avoidance. 3 sites that are a very short walk in over picturesque foot bridges. 3 sites that have historic lean to's (cabins) built in the 1930's. Pueblo ruins, gravesites and the Goblin Colony are all easily accessible by short hikes. Verizon wireless coverage. The Paliza campground also has a group site containing 2 separate loops. These are located 1/2 mile from the family campground keeping noise down. The larger of these group sites has a covered pavilion with 8 tables. Both loops have spectacular views of cliffs , sunsets and stars!

Santa Fe National Forest
New Mexico
United States
Phone Number
(505) 438-5300
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35.704° N, 106.626° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to 35 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 4 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 6 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)