Description

Looking for a tent only site to pitch it for a while and soak in the lush forests, abundant wildlife, and high elevation nature vibes of Sugarite Canyon? Try Soda Pocket Campground. It's perfect for hikers wanting to explore the area on foot with trailheads right at its doorstep. With a name like Soda Pocket, you best be stocking the cooler with some tasty beverages and setting yourself up for a chillaxing session with Mother Nature. Why? Because you deserve it.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Soda Pocket Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
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The vibe at Soda Pocket Campground

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August 30th, 2018

Soda Pocket has great views of Little Horse Mesa! The sites aren't quite as private as other places, but camping Sun-Wed doesn't usually leave a ton of people to be concerned with! Site 24 is before the campground entrance and is by far the most secluded. There are vault toilets (no running water, although there is a bath house by the visitor center) and very friendly camp hosts. There are 3 trail heads within walking distance of the campground and plenty more trails in the canyon. We really loved the Wapiti trail which had wild raspberries, fantastic views of the canyon & lake (and also a bear on the trail!) There's a lot of history in this old mining town-see the museum at the visitor's center! Also, only 17 miles to Trinidad, Co.

Upper part of campgroundLittle Horse Mesa-view from our campsiteWe really liked site 9Deer run trail that goes from Soda Pocket to Alice Campgound
Hipcamper Amber H.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018
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July 20th, 2018
Hipcamper David W.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2017
Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
Phone Number
575-445-5607
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.973° N, 104.394° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)

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