Santa Barbara

  

21 developed campsites at popular drop-off/pick-up point for Pecos Wilderness hikers and riders seeking closest access to Jicarita Peak.  Heavy usage on holiday weekends and weekends in July.  Medium to light usage most other days of the open season, one of New Mexico’s best places to camp.

Attractions:

  • Adjacent to Rio Santa Barbara 
  • Fishing
  • Trailhead into the Pecos Wilderness
  • Group camping sites
  • Birding
  • Fall Colors
  • Equestrian Parking
  • Jicarita Peak - 12,835 feet/3,912 meters
  • Close access to North Truchas Peak - elevation 13,024 feet (3970 meters)
  • Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
  • High Road to Taos Scenic Byway

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Heavy usage on holiday weekends and weekends in July.  Medium to light usage most other days of the open season, one of New Mexico’s best places to camp.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Fees: $16/night for single unit, $5 per extra vehicle; $30 double unit or small group camp site (18 people); $3/vehicle parked at fee trailhead.  
Open Season: May 21st.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Weekends in July, Holidays
Closest Towns: Peñasco with some services, restaurants, gas/service stations, hardware store, convenience stores, a clinic.  Taos with more services, hospital, grocery stores, sporting goods, etc. 
Water: Potable Water available at spigots
Restroom: Clean Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Camino Real Ranger District.

General Information

Directions:

From the junction with State Road 75, follow SR 73 1.4 miles to the Santa Barbara Road.  Turn left onto the Santa Barbara Road.  Then travel 6.2 miles to the campground.  Santa Barbara Road becomes Forest System Road 116.


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Campground Camping

Opens May through September. 21 campsites at elevation 8,900.Santa Barbara Campground

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 21 sites
No. of Accessible sites 2 accessible sites

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Amenities

Camping trailer Trailer mobility - under 32'
Toilets Clean Vault Toilets
Accessible 2 accessible sites with furnishings only
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Gravel
Tent camping 16 single unit sites, 2 double unit sites, 3 small group sites.
Drinking water Potable Water Available at Spigots
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.0891

  Longitude : 
-105.6101

  Elevation : 
8,900 feet