Description

Just a dozen miles from downtown Santa Fe, Big Tesuque Campground is a small forested camp off a scenic byway (NM 475). In the fall, space becomes limited as visitors flock to see the aspen trees get their photosynthesis on. Say it the right way! This campground is pronounced “Tess-U-key.”
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
6 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Tesuque Campground.

Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 13th, 2017

If you're looking for a spot in the Santa Fe National Forest that's easy to get to, you'll like this. There aren't many frills here but it's nicely situated along the creek and you can get a little way from the road. Most sites require you carry your gear from the car. They have vault toilets but little else.

Hipcamper Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018
Hipcamper Sam S.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2017
Park
Santa Fe National Forest
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
Phone Number
(505) 438-5300
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
35.769° N, 105.809° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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Inclusion Policy

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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

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All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

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Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

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