La Junta Canyon


Area Status: Closed

Fishing access.  Also popular with motorcylists Facilities: 8 family units, toilets, drinking water, trailer mobility - under 36' Attractions: Adjacent to Rito la Presa Fishing Trailhead to La Cueva Lake Trail #8 and Duran/Policarpio Trail #13.  A family unit consists of parking for at least 1 vehicle, a picnic table and a grill.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campers should bring their own water as it is currently not available.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees:
  • Campsite (includes parking for one vehicle) $12/night
  • Campsite for Senior or Access pass holders $6/night
  • Extra vehicle $6/night
  • Day use parking $6/day
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: 4 miles north east of Tres Ritos along Forest Road 76, off of State Highway 518.
Water: 3 pumps
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact the Camino Real Ranger District.  

General Information

Directions:

Four miles north east of Tres Ritos along Forest Road 76, off of State Highway 518.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Opens *May 15 through September 21 *weather permitting.  Eight campsites at elevation 9,400.

No. of Sites Eight sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and a few Rio Grande Cutthroat can be caught at La Junta.

Photo of La Junta

Photo of La Junta

Day Hiking

OHV Trail Riding

Amenities

Camping trailer: Trailer mobility - under 36'
Picnic tables: Four in the Upper Canyon area
Tent camping: Eight family units.
Parking:
Toilets: Two (one in Upper Canyon, one in Lower Canyon)
Drinking water: Three pumps

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.1294

  Longitude : 
-105.4908

  Elevation : 
9,400 feet