Bluff Springs


Map:  Bluff Springs

Map of the Bluff Springs area.

Area Status: Open
Bluff Springs along the Rio Penasco

Partially developed picnic and dispersed camping area nestled next to the waterfalls called Bluff Springs.  A short trail exists just beyond the bridge that will take you up and over the waterfall, as well as an established trail (Willie White Spur T112) that follows and old railroad grade to the east.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Parking

General Information


Take the Sunspot Highway (NM6563) located just 2 miles south of Cloudcroft about 8 miles and turn left (east) onto the Rio Penasco Rd, county road C017.  This road is paved up to Water Canyon, then dirt the remainder of the way.  Continue on the dirt portion for another 1.5 miles and Bluff Springs will appear on your right.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping




Camping trailer: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: not paved
Toilets: Yes

Related Information

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