|The Trampas campground is a dispersed camping area with a few tables. Located along a scenic stream, the noise from the stream will help cover the noise from your neighbors. This campground is also the trailhead for four trails.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||5. There was a lot of broken glass around. Going barefoot would be a bad idea. Many people left unburnable trash (e.g., glass, foil) in fire rings.||5. Our campsite had bottles and cans plus the normal small litter.|
|General notes:||The vault toilet at the trailhead was full and smelly.|
|Trampas CG||Campground||Trampas Campground|
|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|
|Guide to Indian Country of Arizona Colorado New Mexico Utah||Automobile Club of Southern California||1998||1:0||N||from Amazon (purchase)||Good overview road map for northwest NM. No scale is given on the map. The corner coordinates are approximate.|
|Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe and Carson National Forests||US Forest Service||2004||1:54000||Y||from Amazon (purchase)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||East half|
|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:
Take NM 76 out of Española through Chimayo, Truchas (the highway turns left here), and Las Trampas. About a mile past Las Trampas, turn on C001 which is also forest road (FR) 207. Go through the village of El Valle, and shortly after that you are in the national forest. The road ends at a junction of two streams and the four trails that start here. No sign really indicates that you have reached the campground. The photo here is of the trailhead area at the end of the road. People were camping immediately to the right of where I was standing to take this photo, and a vault toilet is just out of the pitcture to the left. I did not think it would add anything to the picture.
About the campground:
The campsites are along the stream, which can make for a pleasant camping experience.
Unfortunately, this campground can be a party campground. Hopefully this guy had fun last night, because he's paying for it now (click on the photo for a larger image and look at the picnic table). We saw several other people who were paying for the previous night's party.
Here is a better view of the stream that runs past the campground. At the end of the road where the trailheads are, two streams come together.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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