Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Bear Trap Campground

Small (4 unit) campsite without water is popular nonetheless due to cool mountain setting and proximity to Withington Lookout 2 (steep) miles away

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Bear Trap Campground is located in New Mexico
33.883 N
-107.5141 W
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25 miles southwest of Magdalena via US 60 & FR 549
1 Review of Bear Trap Campground
First to Review
One of my favorite hidden back-country gems

One of my favorite hidden gems! There are no frills here…just 4 camp sites and a pit toilet in an isolated setting. No water. Pack in-pack out. The drive up to the camp ground is rough and narrow with some hair-pin turns (and spectacular views!), but it is passable (we have an old Honda CRV AWD and pull a small trailer)…just don't plan on getting there fast. I would not recommend trying the road with an RV. The camp sites are spacious, mostly flat, and provide a lovely view of the mountainside. At about 8500 ft MSL elevation, it is cool up there! August nights are very comfortable; by September, the nights are chilly. There are plenty of hiking trails and old forest-service roads to explore and even a near-by geocache (if you do that).