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About La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area
National Forest
No Drinking Water
Not Reservable
La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area is located in Carson National Forest in New Mexico
36.657 N
-105.685 W
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3 Reviews of La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area
Absolutely Stunning Views

Truly fantastic view go along with this campsite. The sites are fairly primitive but the location is one of the greatest around. It’s a decent drive up here from Taos but you won’t be disappointed once you get here. The trail down to the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grand is steep and gravel.

Wild Rivers and beautiful canyons

If you like canyon hikes (steeeeep trails) or whitewater, this is a great place for you to explore. There are a lot of outfitters in the area that will take you down the rivers, but we weren’t able to do it on our visit there…the others at the campground couldn’t say enough good things about it. Even if you don’t want to do a long hike there are some great places for views. The camping is extremely simple, very cheap, huge sites, with water, full in the summer. Can’t recommend this area enough!!

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Awesome Campsite

My wife and I visited this campground in May of 2016. Each campsite had a concrete pad and awning. No electricity and only a single bathroom and water spigot in the campground, but since the sites in Wild Rivers aren't very large, access wasn't a big issue. Everything was well maintained and the views were awesome! We were originally trying to stay in the Orilla Verde Area Campsites, but as of early on a Friday morning, those were all full, so we headed up to the Wild Rivers Area, which didn't start to fill up until later in the day. All in all, I think we lucked out!