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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About El Rito
11 campsites at 7600' with excellent hiking and fishing access, this area is often crowded in summer ACTIVITIES Camping: Opens April through November. 11 campsites at elevation 7,600. Picnicking
Drive In
USDA Forest Service
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Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
El Rito is located in New Mexico
36.402 N
-106.254 W
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5 miles northwest of El Rito via NM 110 & FR 559
2 Reviews of El Rito
Creekside, remote

Some sites sit right on the creek. Sites are spread out along a dirt road, so many sites are secluded from neighbors. Both times we have visited we have cleaned up sites after previous visitors left trash everywhere. Seems to be a common problem, which is too bad because it is a pretty place and convenient to the large rock climbing area nearby.

First to Review
Creek side camping, plenty of space

We camped at one of the large, grassy sites right off of the road. All sites had a beautiful rocky creek running nearby, picnic tables and lots of flat ground perfect for Campers or rvs. The only downside was the fine sand/dust that was constantly kicked up from cars passing by. I’m sure that will improve once we get some much needed rain.

well definitely be back.