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Cabresto Lake

Cabresto Lake

  Surrounded by high peaks, this small campground at 9500 feet overlooks the 15-acre Cabresto Lake from a level ridge at the head of a 4 mile trail to Heart Lake. One of the few places in NM for catching brook trout. Area Amenities: Tent camping (9 tent sites), Picnic tables, Toilets Open Season: May Usage: Light Closest Towns: 5 miles northeast of Questa on Forest Road 134 then 2 miles north on Forest Service Road 134A. The last 2 miles on Forest Road 134A are on a Primitive road. Water: No Restroom: Vault Toilet (1) Operated By: Forest Service Directions: 8 miles northeast of Questa via FR134 & 134A Information Center: For more information contact: Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM 87556. (575) 586-0520. Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/carson/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=44116&actid=51 Click photos to...

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Campgrounds Near Red River

Campgrounds Near Red River

If you’re looking for more than just a hike in the forest, and want to spend time getting up close and personal with nature, you might want to check out some of the national forest campgrounds. Here are a few of the options: JUNEBUG Junebug is an attractive campground right on the edge of Red River that fills up most weekends. It gets a few RVs, but there’s great tent camping here. Pick a riverside campsite and pitch the tent close to the river. It has undergone recent innovations and improvements.   FAWN LAKES Fawn Lakes is just 3.5 miles from Red River and, like nearby Junebug Campground, fills quickly most weekends. Fawn Lakes will attract RVs, but it is ideal for tent camping. If you select a riverside campsite, you can pitch your tent close to the river for more privacy. The river can be heard throughout the campground. There are 19 individual sites. ELEPHANT ROCK Elephant Rock Campground is across NM 38 from Fawn Lakes on the...

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Yurt under the Stars

Yurt under the Stars

  Great news – the yurt camping that became available a couple of winters ago is now also available in summer. Looking back to its origins: On a Saturday night in early December, Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area owner Geoff Goins camped in his new yurt with his wife and co-owner Ellen. “We took a starlight hike out to the Pièce de Résistance and the Milky Way just blanketed the sky. We hardly used the headlamp. The snow reflected just enough light that it was almost like a moonlight hike. Jupiter shown bright in the sky and Orion was just rising in the east.” Goins — who spends summer months as a “Dark Ranger” (Interpretive Ranger) at Bryce Canyon National Park– was predisposed to enjoy the deep dark night sky that is, no doubt, enhanced at an elevation of 9,000 feet… in winter. “When we got back to the yurt, we turned down the lights and watched the stars through the dome of the yurt and...

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