Railroad Canyon Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

View across Railroad Canyon Campground

Railroad Canyon is the gateway to the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.

Railroad Canyon Campground is a great place to spend the night before beginning your trip into the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Situated in the Black Range Mountains, the campground is a popular portal for backcountry trips. Amenities are few and the camping is lean, however, nature seekers will appreciate the myriad of trails accessible from this campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations:  First come, first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the campground.
Hunting and shooting are prohibited in the campground.
Stock is not allowed in the immediate campground.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet (see below)
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (575) 388-8201

General Information


Railroad Canyon Campground is located east of Silver City on the north side of New Mexico Highway 152 between mile markers 27 and 28.

General Notes:

Small, intermittent creek running through grounds.

Closest Stores:
Mimbres has a store and gas station and several restaurants. The nearest town for all other amenities is Silver City.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 3 tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. Small campground with some rough surfaces. This area is easily overcrowded.  The campground is prone to flash floods during seasonal heavy rains.


No. of Sites 3
Current Conditions: Campground is closed
Status: Open


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Picnic tables 3 tables
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Parking Limited
Tent camping 3 developed sites
Accessible Three metal campfire rings
Camping trailer Over 17 feet not recommended
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7,039 Feet