Mills Canyon Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

milly canyon ruins with blue sky

This beautiful, remote campground is situated within the Canadian River Canyon at an elevation of  5,160 feet. There are 12 camping units available. 

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Mills Canyon Road #600 is not recommended for travel by cars and vehicles pulling trailers.  High clearance vehicles are suggested.
Closest Towns: Roy, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2 single)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kiowa/Rita Blanca National Grasslands; Clayton, NM (575) 374-9652

General Information


Traveling from Abbot, NM at the intersection of US Highway (Hwy) 56 and NM Hwy 39, drive south on NM Hwy 39 for approximately 16 miles.  Turn west onto Mills Canyon Road #600 and continue driving west approximately 9 miles to the campground.

Traveling from Roy, NM on NM Hwy 39, drive north approximately 10 miles and turn west onto Mills Canyon Road #600.  Continue driving west approximately 9 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Please use caution when traveling on Mills Canyon Road #600 as it is very narrow, steep and winding.  High clearance vehicles, not cars, are recommended due to rough road conditions.  During periods of sustained rainfall, grassland pastures and road surfaces may become inundated and impassable due to periods of flash flooding, especially Mills Canyon Road #600.

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