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Big Tesuque Campground

7 Reviews


National Forest

Big Tesuque is a walk in campground not conducive to trailer or RV campoing. There are 10 units, Picnic tables and grills, and Vaulted toilets in the parking lot. There is no potable water and no Campground Host. The entire area is very scenic, and NM 475 is also designated as the Santa Fe Scenic Byway. Because of the large stands of aspen, the area is very busy, especially in the fall aspen viewing season. There are additional recreation opportunities along NM 475, both above and below Big Tesuque Campground, including hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and in the winter. both nordic and alpine skiing. Tesuque is pronounced "Tess-U-key"

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7 Reviews

Jorge G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2023

Winter wonderland

Fantastic. Easy to access. Road is paved all the way and regularly plowed during the cold seasons. I'm sure this is very busy during the warm seasons but we had the place to ourselves during the week in early December.

Month of VisitJanuary
Brett B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2023

Beautiful Mountain Campground

Stopped here as part of a road trip in March. It snowed heavily, but that only added to the beauty! I didn't realize the elevation here was nearly 10,000 ft, so we were affected slightly by altitude sickness while unloading our gear. It was easily accessible, even in two feet of snow. A small stream was nearby, and the bathrooms were clean. No one else stayed the night for obvious reasons, though some families were there during the day enjoying the snow. Had a wonderful time enjoying the views. Can't wait to go back sometime! You can check out current conditions at:

Month of VisitApril
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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2020

Simple beauty

12 miles uphill drive into the Santa Fe National Forest, just past million dollar mansions in Santa Fe. Easy access, just drive up and park. Multiple tent camp sites with fire pit and picnic table.  Accessible to trails. Beautiful sunset views.

Month of VisitNovember


Big Tesuque Campground is located in New Mexico

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Twelve miles from downtown Santa Fe on NM 475. Take Bishop’s Lodge Road to Artist Road, which will turn into NM 475, also known as Hyde Park Road.


35.76923293 N
105.80922828 W

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