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Coal Mine

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Coal Mine Campground is situated in the upper portion of the Cibola National Forest in west-central New Mexico. Visitors enjoy hiking the Coal Mine Canyon Nature Trail, as well as picnicking and scenic driving.


The Coal Mine Canyon Nature Trail begins in the campground and leads hikers…


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 45 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite


3 Reviews of Coal Mine

Ratings Breakdown

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Ben G.
Reviewed May. 29, 2019

I never knew.

I grew up in this part of the state, but never knew this one existed.  It’s a small campsite and not much more then vaulted toilets. But it was a very beautiful campsite. There was only a few people camping so it was very quit and peaceful. Easy access to shopping in Grants and real close to many…

  • One of the trails near the campsite.
Steve B.
Reviewed May. 27, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend At Coal Mine Campground

We were parked in a vacant spot since Thursday and on Friday afternoon, a forest service employee came and put up a sign on our spot saying it was reserved and he told us that we would have to leave. When we asked him why the sign wasn’t put up earlier in the week? If it had been we would have…

Michael M.
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2018

Great for a weary traveler

Visited the coal mine campground after driving a 500 mile day, so it was a set-up eat and crash situation. I did make a reservation on line, but that cost more than the $5 per site fee and was not necessary even though it was memorial day weekend. The fee is great because it is primitive, no…

  • This is a pan around the tent sites at the campground, Mountain Bike CDT riders by the campfire.
  • The restrooms at Coalmine are clean, but it is a pit toilet with no running water sink.
  • There were a couple sites like this that backed up to the wilderness area that surronds the campground. I used a backpacking tent, tarp and pad under my sleeping bag.


Coal Mine is located in New Mexico


From Grants, take New Mexico State Highway 547 for 10 miles to the campground.


35.23416616 N
107.70138867 W

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