|A nice campground with a stream running through it. Of the three in Taos Canyon (the others are Capulin and Las Petacas), this one is the nicest. It is also the most heavily used.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|SMBRCG||Campground||La Sombra CG|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Carson National Forest||US Forest Service||2002||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||Camino Real and Questa ranger districts and Valle Vidal Unit side of the map|
|Taos||BLM||1994||1:100000||Y||from Amazon (purchase)|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From Taos, head towards Angel Fire on US 64. After about 8 miles (about 15 miles from the junction with NM 68), the campground will be on the south (right).
About the campground:
This campground had several people staying for a week or more because it is a nice one. The campsites are shaded by large trees, making for a pleasant place to camp. The road is nearby, so road noise may be a problem.
To the right, Diana is reading a book in campsite 7.
A stream runs through the campground. To get to some of the campsites, you have to ford this stream.
Probably the nicest campsites are sites 1 and 12 (they are at either end). Site 10 has an apple tree growing at it. On 8/11/00, the apples were not yet ripe. Chokecherries are here as well; I did not check to see if they were ripe.
We also saw chipmunks and ground squirrels as we wandered the campground.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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