Santa Barbara Campground
29 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.
- Adjacent to Rio Santa Barbara
- Trailhead into the Pecos Wilderness
- Group camping sites
- 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:||Campers should bring their own water as it is currently not available.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov. A reservation fee will be added to the price.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|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:||Yes - Potable Water available at spigots|
|Restroom:||Clean Vault Toilet-3|
|Information Center:||For more information contact the Camino Real Ranger District.|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Opens May through September. 29 campsites at elevation 8,900.
|No. of Sites||21 sites|
|No. of Accessible sites||2 accessible sites|
River and Stream Fishing
Rio Santa Barbara has wild populations of Rio Grande Cutthroat trout on upper forks of the river.
Brown trout and some cutthroat can be found on lower portions of the Rio Santa Barbara.
|Camping trailer:||Trailer mobility - under 30'|
|Toilets:||Clean Vault Toilets-3|
|Drinking water:||Potable Water Available at Spigots|