Columbine Campground

Area Status: Closed

Set along the Red River in its steep canyon, this site is at the base of the Columbine-Twining hiking trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

Hungry bears are entering campsites more frequently this summer. With no significant rain, berries and nuts are not growing in abundance, so they're taking advantage of campgrounds where food (including bird feeders) are available. And they’re making a mess! Take these steps to safely co-exist with bears during your visit.

Reservations: Reservations can be made at A reservation fee will be added to the price.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Campsite (includes parking for one vehicle) $22/night
  • Campsite for Senior or Access pass holders $11/night
  • Extra vehicle $11/night
  • Day use parking $11/day
Usage: Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (6)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: For more information contact the Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556 / (575) 586-0520

General Information

Directions: 5 miles east of Questa via NM 38

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Open May through September, campsites at elevation 7,900.  

Fishing access for Red River

Columbine Hondo National Recreation Trail can be accessed

No. of Sites 27 single site(s)
Reservation Info Reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Reservation info:

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking



Camping trailer: 7 campsites for Trailers. Under 32'
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: 20 campsites for tents and trailers.
Parking: Parking for back country visitors.
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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7,900 feet