Elephant Rock Campground
Carson National Forest
Elephant Rock Campground is near the Red River and has good access to short hikes from the campground.
$18 per night
$5 per extra vehicle
$8 for day use
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. Reservations can be made six months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: From Taos, N.M., drive 25 miles north on New Mexico State Road 522 to Questa, then drive 9 miles east on NM 38 to the campground, on your left. See map below.
Amenities: Vault toilets, pressurized drinking water, garbage service.
Open Dates: Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend. May close as early as Labor Day, but may stay opened if needed until last Monday in September.
Nearby: Fishing, hunting and hiking are available nearby.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Carson National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.