Duran Canyon Campground
Carson National Forest
Duran Canyon Campground is in La Junta Canyon. There are 12 sites. A couple of the sites can accommodate an RV, but most are tent only. The campground is at the confluence of Duran Creek and Rito la Presa on Forest Road 76.
$11 per night
$5 per extra vehicle
$5 for day use
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Directions: From Taos, N.M., take NM State Road 518 24 miles south, then turn left onto the gravel Forest Road 76 which leads into La Junta Canyon. After about 2 miles, Duran Canyon will be on your right. At the entrance, you drive through the stream on a concrete bridge. See map below.
Amenities: Vault toilets. There are dumpsters and pressurized drinking water just down-canyon from Duran.
Open dates: Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend. Closes two weeks after Labor Day.
Nearby: ATV riding is allowed in La Junta Canyon and there are several popular ATV trails there. ATVs require registration with the state of New Mexico. Out-of-state visitors must buy a temporary registration permit.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Carson National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.