Cebolla Mesa


Area Status: Open

Camping - five sites and picnicking.  Fishing -1 mile down on the Rio Grande River and Red River. Hiking - Trailhead for Rio Grande wild and Scenic River, Trail #102.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water. No trash collection, visitors must pack out all trash. Status weather dependent.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: 8.3 miles Southwest of Questa. Take State Highway 522, 4.9 miles south from Questa to Forest Road #9. Drive west for 3.4 miles to campground.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District.

General Information

Directions: 8.3 miles Southwest of Questa. Take State Highway 522, 4.9 miles south from Questa to Forest Road #9. Drive west for 3.4 miles to campground. Forest Road #9 is a dirt/gravel road and is hazardous in muddy conditions.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Open May through October. 5 campsites at elevation 7,300.Photo of Cebolla Mesa

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

 

From the Taos Junction Bridge (highway 567) northward to Colorado State Line. Reached mainly by trails. This river has been designated "Wild and Scenic". Excellent fishing for large brown and rainbow trout. Trails lead down the side of 800 ft. gorge from Cebolla Mesa Campground and from the Bureau of Land Management Wild River recreation area.

Photo of Rio Grande         Picture of Rio GrandePhoto of Rio Grande-Cebolla Mesa Photo of Rio Grande Fishing

Day Hiking

Trailhead for Rio Grande wild and Scenic River, Trail #102.

Trail begins at about 7,300 feet and drops to about 6,300 feet in 1.3 miles. Steep switchbacks descend canyon walls of Rio Grande, then trail traverses several benches with large basalt boulders. Finally the trail ends at a log bridge which crosses the mouth of the Red River to La Junta, managed by the BLM, and connects with La Junta and Little Arsenic trails, in the Wild & Scenic River corridor. Spring and fall are the best times to hike this trail. No water is available at the campground.

GeoPDF Map of Cebolla Meas Trail #102


.Photo of hikers      Photo of Cebolla Hike Big Rock   Photo of Cebolla Mesa Trail   Hiker at Cebolla Mesa Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Picnicking

Open from May through October.

Amenities

Camping trailer: 5 campsites for trailers (RV's under 32')
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: 5 campsites for tents and trailers (RV's under 32')
Toilets:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.641

  Longitude : 
-105.6887

  Elevation : 
7,300 feet