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Upper Scorpion Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Upper Scorpion Campground are the nearest campgrounds to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The Gila River runs nearby the campgrounds and is home to an abundance of wildlife.  This is a good campground for tent and car camping.  This campground is not conducive to RV camping.


For Campers

  • Market
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 17 ft.


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


3 Reviews of Upper Scorpion Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Anna R.
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2021

Close to cliff dwellings and Gila NF trailheads

This campground is really nice for being free. There is a very clean bathroom with vault toilets and there are a couple sm water spigots. Some sites have picnic tables and all have some sort of fire pit. It's good to have a trash bag handy to pack out your trash, as there is no trash service up…

Nathan S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2021

Really cool

free, first come first serve, camp host at lower Scorpion.

Lauren R.
Reviewed May. 8, 2019

Our favorite spot

This campsite is perfect. There’s about 6-8 spots at this particular site. It’s first come first serve so, get there early because it fills up fast. There are toilets in the parking lot and they are constantly stocked with toilet paper. Each campsite has a fire pit in the middle and some have…


Upper Scorpion Campground is located in New Mexico


Located on NM Hwy 15; 1/4 mile from Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument


33.23049084 N
108.260898 W

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