Popular with anglers and motorcyclists, La Junta Canyon Campground is located in high-altitude forest (9,400 feet). It’s adjacent to Rito la Presa fishing trailhead and the La Cueva Lake #8 and Duran/Policarpio #13 Trails. If you can’t be bothered firing up the grill, head on over to the Riverside Cafe at nearby Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. It’s a historic lodge with classic New Mexican-fare and has a full bar with primo liquors and local beers on tap.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
8 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA 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 La Junta Canyon Campground.

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Hipcamper Dillon
Dillon S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 30th, 2015

La Junta is a Forrest Road with nice dispersed sites and a few small campgrounds scattered. Pit toilets and dumpsters are available at the campgrounds.

The road connects Tres Ritos on 518 with Angel fire. The total length of the road is a little over 20 miles. I drove it in a 4Runner and had a great time.

This location is popular with motorcyclists and ATVs. If you don't mind seeing them ride by the site (or have a motorcycle yourself) its a great place to go. If you are not a fan, I would probably find another campsite or drive 10 miles up the road.

Forest Road 76. Mile 5.
Hipcamper Juliana T.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Cris  V.
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September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Taylor W.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2017
Carson National Forest
New Mexico
United States
Phone Number
(575) 758-6200
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36.129° N, 105.491° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 8 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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