Dalton Canyon Creekside | Wild Camping

United States

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Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
2330.3 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
abpalomino

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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One of several pull offs on the dalton canyon road. This one is almost at the end. Easily accessible. It’s pretty close to the road but it’s very quiet. On a Saturday (full on Santa Fe forest), only 3 cars passed by in 16 hours. You have an established fire pit, some wood around, trees and a little creek behind. Also a big open area of grass behind the creek. Pretty clean except for toilet paper by the creek from dirty people.

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Quiet Dispersed Camping area off the highway, was peaceful until was come-upon by a Toyota truck from a backroad with their brights on, very creepy. If alone and female, maybe avoid unless you have a buddy or there are other cars nearby. Great spot during the day, shady at night.

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very quiet spot near the end of the road. at the bottom of a pretty steep valley. when we stayed here at the end of November the small creek nearby was dried up, but otherwise still pretty nice. There is a small spring in the dried creek bed about half way between this spot and the one marked "permanently closed" on here. The county is doing a lot of restoration and has closed MANY spots down this road. The main group camp at the beginning of the road it's still open, but we only passed like 4 other spots between there and here.

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Was the only camper here tonight. there were a couple of cars that drove by even a civic... would not recommend driving a sedan on down this far. was very peaceful. There was no verizon or sprint service here. there is a pit toilet south of the turn off near a creek on the main road

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Saturday night-very busy! Lots of atv’s. But will do for a night.

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The road to this site isn’t one for the faint of heart! Rocks, deep ruts, and dips throughout, but made it with a Subaru Crosstrek (8" clearance). Entrance about 100 yards from where the GPS drops you. The area is nice and quiet, but the stream right now is all dried up. Fairly active in the morning but not loud or intrusive. Great scenery!

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Very nice camping spot, you can walk to the creek twenty feet away. There’s two fire rings but the Fire Danger sign said the risk was high today and there were signs saying no campfires. So it got cold fast. Lots of thorny plants around, watch out. I don’t know what the gated complex is right beyond this campsite but I can see a building if I walk along the creek a bit, and there were a few cars going in and out of the gate in late afternoon. If you walk between the campsite and the gate, on your right is a rocky incline - go up there and there’s a wooden ladder going into a cool cave system!

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One of several pull offs on the dalton canyon road. This one is almost at the end. Easily accessible. It’s pretty close to the road but it’s very quiet. On a Saturday (full on Santa Fe forest), only 3 cars passed by in 16 hours. You have an established fire pit, some wood around, trees and a little creek behind. Also a big open area of grass behind the creek. Pretty clean except for toilet paper by the creek from dirty people.

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