A campground at the base of the Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico. These mountains are quite striking, and you have a good view of the east side of them from the campground.
This campground is also near the trailheads for two or more hikes. (It was snowing and foggy when we visited, so we will have to make a return trip to do the hikes.)
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||7.||5. Toilets were smelly, dirty, and full of graffiti.|
|General notes:||Firewood was for sale at the campground host.|
|AGUIRREG||Campground||Aguirre Spring campground|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|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:
From Las Cruces, take US 70 east. After you pass the high point on the road where you are crossing the Organ Mountains, the campground sign and turnoff will be on your right. This road ends at the campground, so you cannot get lost.
About the campground:
When we visited, we had intended on hiking the trails that take off from near the campground. However, as you can see, it was foggy and snowy. As a result, we instead just camped, and then the next day headed off to the Gila. To the left, you can see (or, more accurately, not see) the Organ Mountains behind the campground at site 26 where we camped.
In spite of the weather when we visited, heat would be a real problem in the summer. However, every site has either a sun shade or trees shading the tables.
This campground looks like a lovely one to revisit, and we will sometime when it is not snowing.
When it is not snowing (most of the time :-), the campground is really pretty, with views of the Organ mountains and east to White Sands and the Sacramento mountains.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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