Cebolla Mesa

Area Status: Open
This area is 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: Open to self-contained day use or camping only. No trash collection or restrooms available. Visitors must pack out all trash and human waste.  Self-contained camping is a camping which can function without outside resources. Camp trailers/RVs include a toilet and water container that holds greywater (from the sink and shower) and septic waste. This means you do not require toilet facilities when you park up overnight.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Open Season: Open
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

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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.

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Picnic tables
Tent camping 5 campsites for tents and trailers (RV's under 32')
Camping trailer 5 campsites for trailers (RV's under 32')
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7,300 feet