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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: Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Nearby: ATV riding is allowed in La Junta Canyon and there are several popular ATV trailes there. ATVs require registration with the state of New Mexico. Out-of-state visitors must buy a temporary registration permit.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.