Valle Tio Vinces Campground

Area Status: Open
Camp site with table and fire ring at Valle Trio Vences Campground

Valle Tio Vinces Campground is a partially developed campground on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

Although there is no water available it is still a nice resting spot for hikers and bike riders. There are also horse corrals for equestrians looking for a place to camp.

Valle Tio Vinces Campground Location map Corrals at Valle Trio Vences Campground Camp site with table and fire ring at Valle Trio Vences Campground View Across Valle Tio Vinces Campground

At a Glance

Reservations:  First come, first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the campground. First-come/first-serve. All Gila National Forest Campgrounds have 14-day stay limit.
Closest Towns: Aragon, NM
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575)773-4678

General Information


From Quemado go east on US 60 for approximately 9 miles to one mile east of Omega and the brown Valle Tio Vinces sign. Turn south on Forest Road 214 towards Mangas and Valle Tio Vinces. Go south about 22 miles and the campground is on the west side of the road and marked by a sign.

General Notes:

General Notes
There is no garbage service, so you must pack in/pack out.

Closest Stores:
The community of Quemado is small and has a gas station, a convenience store and one restaurant.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Great biking is available on the Great Divide Bicycle Route.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Campground Camping

There are no designated tent sites.

No. of Sites 4
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Two drinkers with 4 corrals each.
Water availability is dependent on conditions.
See the section in FAQs on horses.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Elk, mule deer, and bear have been seen in the area. Pronghorn can be seen in the open lands north of the forest boundary.

Status: Open


Camping trailer: No Hook-ups. Maximum size 30'
Picnic tables: 4 Tables
Tent camping: Four (4) sites
Toilets: Vault toilet (1) - No Showers

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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8,134 Feet