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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, which maintains seven campgrounds in the section of the Rio Grande gorge north of the tiny town of Pilar. Rio Bravo Campground is one of the most developed of the campgrounds and one of only two that offer a few electric/water hookup sites. 

The campground is set right next to the river in a grove of cottonwood trees. Most of the sites are along the river with nice picnic shelters. There is a group site as well, and even showers. Access to the river from the campground is a bit difficult due to thick brush. The area can be very hot and dusty in summer, but it is close to whitewater areas of the Rio Grande as well as gentler float sections. This is bighorn sheep country, and they are often spotted in the gorge.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Price per night (basic site)

15.00 $ (12.59 €)

Pros

Nice riverside locations. A few large sites.

Cons

Dusty.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Bureau of Land Management

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Family friendly
Showers
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Near lake or river
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

10

Maximum trailer length

42.00 ft (12.80 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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