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Top Dispersed Camping near Albuquerque, NM

Want to go dispersed camping near Albuquerque? Dispersed camping gets you off the grid so you can disconnect from the hecticness of everyday life. Each dispersed site offers quick access to one or more of Albuquerque's most popular destinations.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Albuquerque, NM (12)

    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping off FS 542
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Top of New Mexico - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone

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    Manzanita Mountains Recreation Zone

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    Tijeras, New Mexico

    All recreation areas and trailheads south of Interstate 40 within the Sandia Ranger District. Please refer to the Manzanita Mountains Trail System map to plan your course. Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed It is the recreationist’s responsibility to know which trails are designated for motorized vehicles and to follow the guidelines. This is a multi-use area. Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and OHV use. Area Trailheads: Lower Pine Trailhead Chamisoso Trailhead Coyote Trailhead Tunnel Canyon Trailhead Otero Canyon Trailhead Pine Flat Trailhead Cedro Trailhead Oak Flat Trailhead Area Picnicking: Pine Flat Group Picnic Area Oak, Yucca and Locust Picnic Group Areas Area Camping: Cedro Peak Camping Area

    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedro 2 Track 13 Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedro 2 Track 13 Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedro 2 Track 13 Dispersed Site

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    Cedro 2 Track 13 Dispersed Site

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    3 Photos
    11 Saves
    Tijeras, New Mexico

    Individual BLM Field Offices may have additional or supplemental special camping rules or guidelines. Please call our Field Offices or visit our individual recreation websites for this information.

    BLM's overall policy is to allow dispersed camping on all the lands it administers with the following conditions and exceptions:

    Dispersed camping is generally allowed on public lands in New Mexico for no more than a period of 14 days within any period of 28 consecutive days. The 14-day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of continuous overnight occupation during the 28-day period. After this time period, you must relocate to another site at least 25 miles away. The purpose of this is to prevent damage to sensitive resources caused by continual use of any particular areas.

    Camping is prohibited within 900 feet of any developed water source such as a guzzler or watering trough so that the water is accessible to wildlife and livestock. Please do not park your vehicles near these waters or take any actions that would disturb wildlife or livestock from using these waters.

    Campfires must be attended at all times. Campers must comply with all fire restrictions.

    When using a motorized vehicle for camping access please park your vehicle near existing roads or existing undeveloped campsites.

    Camping is permitted within all units of the National Wilderness Preservation System administered by the BLM in New Mexico. However, all motorized and mechanized vehicles and equipment are strictly prohibited in these areas. Campers must not dispose of refuse, hazardous materials, sewage, or gray water, in any manner that would pollute the surrounding area. Please pack it out, and dispose of those materials properly.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Rec Zone Dispersed Camping - Sandia District
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Rec Zone Dispersed Camping - Sandia District
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Rec Zone Dispersed Camping - Sandia District

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    Manzanita Rec Zone Dispersed Camping - Sandia District

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    5 Photos
    20 Saves
    Ponderosa, New Mexico

    Please consult the Manzanita Mountains Trail System Map to find a dispersed site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd555098.pdf

    Look for Motorized Dispersed Camping info in the bottom left portion of the map. **When looking for the Dispersed Camping Sites, look for small, rectangular boxes with a site number in it and a pointer that directs you to the site.

    There are NO AMENITIES at these sites. Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed. It is the recreationist’s responsibility to use a map if you choose to explore the area. It is a multi-user area. Trail(s) that are associated with each dispersed site are open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, 2 Wheel Motorized Vehicles and Horseback Riding.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Trailhead
    Camper-submitted photo from Coyote Trailhead

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    Coyote Trailhead

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    11 Saves
    Tijeras, New Mexico
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cibola NP

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    Cibola NP

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    1 Save
    Tijeras, New Mexico
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping / Zia Pueblo
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzano Mountains Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzano Mountains Camp
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