Feel home on the range at Cimarron Campground. Located in the heart of the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life), this is a sweet spot for hunting big game animals like mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, and bighorn sheep. There is also excellent fishing for cutthroat trout in the nearby Comanche Creek and Rio Pueblo, plus a smaller pond just for kids 12 and under learning how to fish. Campsites are placed among spruce, aspen, and fir trees at 9,300 feet of elevation.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
36 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
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
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cimarron Campground.

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Amber H.
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June 8th, 2017

Beautiful!!! We showed up on Sunday eve of Labor Day wknd and there were only a handful of people! EVERYONE left on Monday-we stayed until Wednesday with a campground to ourselves. The water had not been tested yet (& was turned off), so the ranger kindly waived our fee (18$ tent site). We had rain 2 eves, lots of sunshine & very cold at night. We stayed in site 7 & thought it was the best in the whole place! A trail behind the site lead to a magical meadow filled with irises. Hike to the ponds-it's lovely! Drive down 1950 to just past McKrystal campground to a parking area. One way you can walk to an old boyscout camp (about 3.2 miles rt) and the other way leads to remnants of a ghost town (about 5 miles rt). See my blog for info

Meadow behind loop 1 sitesHorse sites have pens for animals and plenty of spaceSite 7 has it's own little "driveway"-very secludedThe walk to the old ghost town is beautiful.  It's almost 2.5 miles in and 2.5 miles back.  If you see the park ranger, he can tell you all about local hikes!
Hipcamper Patrick P.
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March 26th, 2018
Hipcamper Amber H.
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June 8th, 2017
Carson National Forest
New Mexico
United States
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(575) 758-6200
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36.77° N, 105.205° W
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