Probably the most popular camp in the area, Black Canyon Campground is just eight miles from downtown Santa Fe. There’s a choice one mile hiking trail loop from the campground if you need to break the hiking boots in, and nearby trails are also available for mountain biking. A friendly campground host is available for any questions or assistance, and an RV dump station is available next door at Hyde Memorial State Park. A small fee applies.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
36 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
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
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Black Canyon Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2017

This is a very nicely renovated forest service campground. The sites are all very level, electric sites are available and all sites have one of those posts with a hook so you can hang a lantern. There are so many things to do in the area it's hard to decide where to start. Santa Fe is just 8 miles away down the mountain. Hyde Memorial State Park is next door with hiking trails. There are lots of trails to choose from both above and below the campground along the highway. At the top is the Santa Fe Ski Area with more trails and chair lift rides. Try the lift when the fall leaves are at their peak!

Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 8th, 2018

It’s nesteled up the hillside with loads of shade with sites really nicely spread out between trees so it feels quiet and secluded. Grab one of the outside spots at the top of the hill to get the scenery to yourself. And make sure to explore the trails nearyby, they wind all over the hills.

Lots of space for yourself at the big camp sites. Close enough to Santa Fe to explore the town and escape into the hills too.
Hipcamper Paula
Paula A.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2019

Love it! Not far from Santa Fe, well maintained campsites and surrounded by trees :) They have no water this season, so make sure to bring your own!

We stayed at campsite 10. It was the only one available. 11 and 12 are probably my favorites! Not the largest campsite, but it was ok.Black Canyon CampgroundBlack Canyon Campground
Hipcamper Danielle C.
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November 13th, 2019
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November 1st, 2017
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June 22nd, 2017
Santa Fe National Forest
New Mexico
United States
Phone Number
(505) 438-5300
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35.726° N, 105.84° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 30 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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