Top Horse Camping near Questa, NM

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Are you planning a trip to Questa with your horse? We've got you covered. Whether you own a horse or are joining a tour group, equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. These scenic and easy-to-reach New Mexico campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Questa, NM (11)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rio Costilla Park
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    1.

    Rio Costilla Park

    8 Reviews
    23 Photos
    187 Saves
    Red River, New Mexico

    Rio Costilla ~ Pristine Wilderness is located in Northern Taos County, New Mexico. Lush forests offer Spring & Summer Recreation through Labor Day Weekend and are a Hunter’s Paradise throughout the year.

    Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Bike Riding, Rock Hounding, and just plain Relaxing are among many activities to be enjoyed during warmer months of the year in Rio Costilla Park.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $30 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Cimarron Campground
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    Cimarron Campground

    10 Reviews
    46 Photos
    147 Saves
    Red River, New Mexico

    Overview

    Cimarron Campground is located in the scenic Valle Vidal within Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The sites are tucked among spruce, aspen and fir trees, and the camp offers an open range feel. Visitors have opportunities to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a picturesque setting. Viewing wildlife and simply relaxing in the mountain air are popular activities.

    Recreation

    Anglers can fish for Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo. Nearby Shuree Ponds offers excellent fishing. The smaller pond is a fishing hole for kids 12 and under. The main pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is also popular for float tubing. The area around the campground is open to horseback riding, and there are few maintained trails. Elk and deer hunting is excellent.

    Facilities

    Anglers can fish for Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo. Nearby Shuree Ponds offers excellent fishing. The smaller pond is a fishing hole for kids 12 and under. The main pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is also popular for float tubing. The area around the campground is open to horseback riding, and there are few maintained trails. Elk and deer hunting is excellent.

    Natural Features

    Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres within the Carson National Forest. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Big game animals roam the Carson, including mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion and bighorn sheep. Many species of smaller animals and songbirds can also been found in the forest. Cimarron Campground is located within the beautiful Valle Vidal, a Spanish term meaning "Valley of Life," of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Shuree Ponds, Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo are all near the campground, offering excellent fishing.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Carson NF - Forest Service Road 578 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hopewell Lake Campground
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    Hopewell Lake Campground

    8 Reviews
    33 Photos
    122 Saves
    Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

    Overview

    Hopewell Lake Campground sits next to its scenic namesake lake between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

    Recreation

    The 14-acre lake is perfect for canoeing and is regularly stocked with rainbow and brook trout. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through the campgound, and is popular with horseback riders and hikers.

    Facilities

    The 14-acre lake is perfect for canoeing and is regularly stocked with rainbow and brook trout. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through the campgound, and is popular with horseback riders and hikers.

    Natural Features

    Hopewell Lake is a small, man-made lake, set high in the Carson National Forest at an elevation of 9,500 feet. A forest of conifer and aspen trees covers the area and offers partial shade in the campground.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Agua Piedra Campground
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    5.

    Agua Piedra Campground

    9 Reviews
    45 Photos
    174 Saves
    Llano, New Mexico

    Overview

    Agua Piedra, located in the Carson National Forest, is nestled near the Rio Pueblo and Agua Piedra Creek. The campground contains many shaded areas to camp, relax, and enjoy the outdoors.

    Recreation

    Visitors to the Agua Piedra campground and group shelters can also enjoy fishing in the Rio Pueblo River, which is a tributary of the mighty Rio Grande. The river is stocked with rainbow trout and there is a small pier in the day use area.Hiking to Serpent Lake and Cordova Canyon, which are both within seven miles of the campground and group shelters, are also favorite activities for visitors. Also popular is further exploration of points of interest in the Pecos Wilderness, as well as within the Sangre De Cristos Mountains, the southernmost Rocky Mountain range.

    Facilities

    Visitors to the Agua Piedra campground and group shelters can also enjoy fishing in the Rio Pueblo River, which is a tributary of the mighty Rio Grande. The river is stocked with rainbow trout and there is a small pier in the day use area.Hiking to Serpent Lake and Cordova Canyon, which are both within seven miles of the campground and group shelters, are also favorite activities for visitors. Also popular is further exploration of points of interest in the Pecos Wilderness, as well as within the Sangre De Cristos Mountains, the southernmost Rocky Mountain range.

    Natural Features

    Agua Piedra campground and group shelters are located in a mixed forest of spruce, fir and aspen trees, which provide some shade throughout the day. At an altitude of 8,100 feet, temperatures can cool off during the summer nights.

    Nearby Attractions

    Sipapu Ski Resort, the town of Vadito, and the town of Penasco is within 3 - 17 miles from the campground and group shelter. Most services are available in Taos, NM, 25 miles north of the campground or Espanola, NM, 45 miles southwest.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Barbara Campground
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    Santa Barbara Campground

    8 Reviews
    20 Photos
    80 Saves
    Llano, New Mexico

    Overview

    Santa Barbara Campground is situated nicely on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness area and next to Rio Santa Barbara, a beautiful and healthy trout stream.

    Recreation

    This is a great drop off point for hikers and horseback riders seeking close access to the Pecos Wilderness and Jicarita Peak.

    Facilities

    This is a great drop off point for hikers and horseback riders seeking close access to the Pecos Wilderness and Jicarita Peak.

    Natural Features

    Santa Barbara is located in a mixed forest of spruce, fir and aspen trees, which provide some shade throughout the day. At an altitude of 8,900 feet, temperatures can cool off during the summer nights.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

    Nearby Attractions

    Trail access to Jicarita Peak, with close access to North Truchas Peak, Sipapu Ski Resort, the town of Vadito, and the town of Penasco are all nearby. All are within 8-15 miles from the campground. Most services are available in Taos, NM, 25 miles north of the campground or Espanola, NM, 45 miles southwest.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mccrystal Campground
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    Mccrystal Campground

    1 Review
    5 Photos
    20 Saves
    Ute Park, New Mexico

    These 55 sites in Valle Vidal elk/bear country are a great hunting, hiking, fishing destination.From the town of Cimarron, drive 5 miles northeast on Highway 64 to Cerrososo Canyon.__Follow this canyon approximately 21 miles to the Valle Vidal Unit Boundary. The route is__marked by signs. From the boundary, travel 7 miles on Forest Service Road 1950. These__graveled roads are not maintained during the rainy season and may be passable only with a__four wheel drive vehicle.

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    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from The Chicken Ranch
    Camper-submitted photo from The Chicken Ranch

    8.

    The Chicken Ranch

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    4 Saves
    Antonito, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 - $65 / night

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    Purgatoire Campground

    6 Reviews
    17 Photos
    48 Saves
    Weston, Colorado

    Overview

    Purgatoire Campground is nestled near the headwaters of the Purgatoire River in the beautiful Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The primitive campground is laid out on two loops. One is a large grassy meadow with sites that accommodate equestrian campers and one that is wooded with aspen and spruce.Constructed by the Youth Conservation Corp in 1976, Purgatoire was originally named Potato Patch Campground. The river provides nice fishing and a trailhead attracts hikers and horseback riders.

    Recreation

    The North Fork Trail # 1309 is located on the north end of the campground and offers non-motorized access to hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. The 5-mile trail delights with mountain vistas and shade from forested terrain. The river, which is creek-sized at these upper reaches, provides opportunities for anglers to cast for trout.

    Facilities

    The North Fork Trail # 1309 is located on the north end of the campground and offers non-motorized access to hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. The 5-mile trail delights with mountain vistas and shade from forested terrain. The river, which is creek-sized at these upper reaches, provides opportunities for anglers to cast for trout.

    Natural Features

    The campground is in an aspen and conifer forest near the North Fork River at an elevation of 9,800 feet. The river, also known as the Purgatoire River, flows 196 miles to the confluence of the Arkansas River. Pike-San Isabel National Forest includes over a million acres of wilderness and over half of Colorado's mountain peaks that reach above 14,000 feet.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby towns of Stonewall and Cuchara offer shopping and restaurants.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

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    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $23 / night

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    Ponderosa Campground

    5 Reviews
    30 Photos
    93 Saves
    Capulin, Colorado

    Ponderosa Campground is located at the northwest end of the Soap Creek Arm of Blue Mesa Reservoir. 28 tent and medium sized RV sites can be accommodated at Ponderosa. All sites are first-come first-served.

    Note: During dry conditions, the first 7 miles of Soap Creek Road are passable to trailers and RVs. Rain can make the Soap Creek Road hazardous or impassable.

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    • Reservable
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Questa, NM is Rio Costilla Park with a 4.8-star rating from 8 reviews.

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