Description

Fishing and hiking are the activities of choice at El Rito Campground. And once you’re tuckered out, there is plenty of space to grill up a mouthwatering burger or breakfast burrito. The only question is, are you going to top it off with red chile, green chile, or Christmas style (a mix of both)?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at El Rito Campground.

Cave
Desert
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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The vibe at El Rito Campground

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Hipcamper Maddy
Maddy M.
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December 10th, 2015

This spot was way better than I imagined. The camping is sort of dispersed but there were bathrooms where we stayed. We pulled in past some RVs and down a dirt road a little and then this beautiful, grassy oasis nestled between trees and the river and these crazy orange rock formations came into view. There was a picnic table under the tree, a log to cross the river, and stars forever. You can tell by how easy it is to find firewood that it doesn't get a lot of traffic, so it had a nice maintained yet secluded feel to it. It's an easy drive to any of the rock climbing areas and that cobblestone is top notch! The campsite is closest to Little River Wall (beautiful, quiet, and you are practically belaying from a stream).

The landscape on the ride into El Rito is a real treat.El Rito is a premier rock climbing destination and Super Slab is the place to be to warm up in some great morning sun.You really are right on the river.The crag is very dog friendly :)
Hipcamper Mason B.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2019
Park
Carson National Forest
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
Phone Number
(575) 758-6200
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
36.402° N, 106.254° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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