Big Tesuque Campground

Area Status: Open

Big Tesuque is a travel-in campground not conducive to trailer or RV camping. There are 10 units, picnic tables and grills,  and  vaulted toilets in the parking lot.  There is no potable water and no campground host.  The entire area is very scenic, and NM 475 is designated as the Santa Fe Scenic Byway. Because of the large stands of aspen, the area is very busy, especially in the fall aspen viewing season. both above and below Big Tesuque Campground, including hiking, biking, and picnic areas. Winter activities include both nordic and alpine skiing. Tesuque is pronounced "tes-sue-kay"

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Twelve miles from downtown Santa Fe on NM 475. Take Bishop*s Lodge Road to Artist Road, which will turn into NM 475, also known as Hyde Park Road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3 of 6

Day Hiking


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Big Tesuque Campground, along NM State Route 475, offers trails in the aspen and mixed conifers.

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