Iron Gate Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Located above 9,000 feet, Iron Gate Campground is an excellent spot to access the Pecos Wilderness for day hiking and horseback riding. Uses:  camping, hiking, horseback riding.  Facilities: 14 units, vaulted toilets, trash bin, tables, fire pit/grill, 4 horse corrals. NO WATER. Special Instructions:  Maximum recommended length for vehicle and horse trailer is 30 feet. Forest Road 223 very rough and not recemmeded for low clearance vehicles. Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics at www.lnt.org.

NO ATVs ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water.
Reservations: No Reservations / First Come Basis
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $4.00 per night per vehicle
Permit Info: A backcountry permit is not required to enter the Pecos Wilderness.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No ATVs allowed.  3 car per site limit.  Quiet hours from 10pm to 7am.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. In a Developed Recreation Area it is prohibited to bring in or possess an animal, other than a service animal, unless it is crated, caged, or upon a leach not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. (36 CFR 261.16 (j))

General Information

Directions:

23 miles north of Pecos on NM 63 and FR 223.  FR 223 is very rough and not recommended for low clearance vehicles or RVs


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Picnic tables
Toilets
Tent camping

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.83994894

  Longitude : 
-105.6203145

  Elevation : 
9376

 



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