Skyline Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

The Skyline Campground is located just south of the famous Monjeau Lookout tower along Forest Road 117 at a little over 9,000' elevation.  Access to it is via a well kept but steep gravel road but with inclement weather, this road can become rough and difficult to use.  There are 17 sites here for tents only.  Breathtaking mountain views abound and access to the White Mountain Wilderness can be found at the site via the Crest (T25) Trailhead.

No trash service at this site.  Please pack out what you pack in.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Skyline Campground is currently closed to due to seasonal road closures. Please check road conditions before you go. 
Operational Hours: Around the clock
Rentals & Guides:
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Permit Info:
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days; No trailers
Closest Towns: Ruidoso, NM 
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Follow NM 48 north out of Ruidoso 4 miles and turn west (left) on NM 532 for 1 mile. Turn north (right) onto Forest Road 117 for 4 miles. It is gravel and the last 2 miles can be rough.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 17 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Day Hiking


Smokey Bear Ranger District picnic area.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: not paved
Toilets: Yes

Recreation Areas

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