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Iron Gate Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Located above 9,000 feet, Iron Gate Campground is an excellent spot to access the Pecos Wilderness for day hiking and horseback riding.  Uses:   camping, hiking, horseback riding.  Facilities:  14 units, vaulted toilets, trash bin, tables, fire pit/grill, 4 horse…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

4 Reviews of Iron Gate Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Nathan M.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2020

Solid Spot

Road isn’t terrible going up, saw many 2WD vehicles. Good amount of spots but many have no shade/not level. Decent amount of traffic too. For being way out there there’s a lot of day hikers. Overall a fun weekend spot though.

Karen  N.
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2020

Remote campground

Enjoyed the hiking trails. Definitely difficult in a car. We made it barely. A nice remote campground. Saw quite a few backpackers   Looking forward to camping there again this year now that we have a truck

  • Nice hiking trails
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Month of VisitAugust
Lisa C.
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2019

Great Base Camp for Backpacking Trips

We spent one night in Iron Gate before embarking on a three-day backpacking/camping adventure. Campground was well maintained, had plenty of clean restrooms and parking. Agree with the other reviewer... a low-profile vehicle will have a tough time making it up the hill to the campground, especially…

  • Trail Head at Iron Gate Campground
  • Local Resident
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Iron Gate Campground is located in New Mexico

Directions

23 miles north of Pecos on NM 63 and FR 223.  FR 223 is very rough and not recommended for low clearance vehicles or RVs

Coordinates

35.83907682 N
105.62184918 W

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About This Campground

Located above 9,000 feet, Iron Gate Campground is an excellent spot to access the Pecos Wilderness for day hiking and horseback riding.  Uses:   camping, hiking, horseback riding.  Facilities:  14 units, vaulted toilets, trash bin, tables, fire pit/grill, 4 horse corrals. NO WATER. Special Instructions:   Maximum recommended length for vehicle and horse trailer is 30 feet. Forest Road 223 very rough and not recemmeded for low clearance vehicles. Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics at www.lnt.org. NO ATVs ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND

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