|This campground is probably the nicest of the four campgrounds in the Red River canyon. While camping there, we were buzzed by hummingbirds, and we saw three chipmunks working over a campsite while the people were gone. This campground is also the trailhead for the Columbine Canyon hike.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||9. Only the common small pieces of litter.|
|COLMBNCNCG||Campground||Columbine Canyon CG|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Carson National Forest||US Forest Service||2002||1:126720||N||From the National Forest Store (purchase)||Camino Real and Questa ranger districts and Valle Vidal Unit side of the map|
|Guide to Indian Country of Arizona Colorado New Mexico Utah||Automobile Club of Southern California||1998||1:0||N||Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (purchase)||Good overview road map for northwest NM. No scale is given on the map. The corner coordinates are approximate.|
|Valle Vidal Unit, Carson National Forest||US Forest Service||1999||1:63360||Y||From the National Forest Store (purchase)|
|Wheeler Peak||BLM||2001||1:100000||Y||Public Lands Information Center (purchase)|
|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 the stoplight in Questa where NM 522 and NM 38 meet, head east on 38, toward Red River. After about 3.8 miles, you should see the campground on your right. The entrance is right after a collection of privately-owned buildings (a motel and a store).
About the campground:
This is site one, one of the wheelchair accessible sites.
Like many campgrounds in the northern New Mexico mountains, this one has its share of chipmunks.
Site 16 is probably the most isolated site.
Columbine Creek runs through the campground. The Red River also runs between the campground and the road.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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