McCrystal Campground


These 60 sites in Valle Vidal elk/bear country are a great hunting, hiking, fishing destination.


From the town of Cimarron, drive 5 miles northeast on Highway 64 to Cerrososo Canyon. Follow this canyon approximately 21 miles to the Valle Vidal Unit Boundary. The route is marked by signs. From the boundary, travel 7 miles on Forest Service Road 1950. These graveled roads are not maintained during the rainy season and may be passable only with a four wheel drive vehicle.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $12.00/Night for single unit, $5.00 extra vehicle fee.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (6), UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556.  (575) 586-0520.

General Information


36 miles northwest of Cimarron via US 64 &FR 1950

General Notes:


60 campsites for tents and trailers 
Tables, fireplace, toilets.
6 campsites for horse campers
Water from creek not recommended for drinking.
Fishing at McCrystal Creek
Wildlife viewing
Historic site ---Ring Place Ranch. Self-guided trail to a pioneer cabin starts at the campground entrance. 

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Camping trailer 6 campsites for horse campers.
Picnic tables
Tent camping 60 campsites for tents and trailers.
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