|The Mora campground is a very popular campground in a Ponderosa-Fir forest along nearly a mile of the Rio Pecos. Some sites are nice, but overall this campground shows the signs of its popularity in damaged picnic tables, litter, graffiti, etc. I recommend that you consider Jack's Creek, Cowles, Terrero, or Holy Ghost instead.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||4. Beyond all the litter, there was graffiti on the toilets, and they were quite smelly.||4. Beyond all the litter, there was graffiti on the toilets, and they were quite smelly.||4. Beyond all the litter, there was graffiti on the toilets, and they were quite smelly.|
|General notes:||This campground suffers from way too much use.||This campground suffers from way too much use.||This campground suffers from way too much use.|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|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.|
|Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe and Carson National Forests||US Forest Service||2004||1:54000||Y||From the National Forest Store (purchase)|
|Santa Fe||BLM||1996||1:100000||Y||Public Lands Information Center (purchase)|
|Santa Fe||USGS||1954||1:250000||Y||from sar.lanl.gov (free)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||From the National Forest Store (purchase)||East half|
|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 town of Pecos, NM, take New Mexico 63 north. Cross the river near a sign pointing to the Holy Ghost campground (do not take the road to the Holy Ghost campground). Near the Terrero General Store (which offers showers for $5.00), the road makes a sharp right turn, but there is really no other place to go. About two miles past the general store and about 1.5 miles past the Terrero mine the camping starts and runs for about 0.9mi.
Note that the road from Pecos is narrow and it has many sharp turns. Expect to take a good part of an hour to get from Pecos to the campground.
About the campground:
Where you actually see the sign for the campground, a rough dirt road runs up along the Rio Mora to some of the nicer sites. To the left is a picture of our truck in one of them.
The Rio Mora is quite picturesque here, as evidenced by the photo to the right. This part of the river is near the campsite pictured above.
To the left, you can see an average site. This campsite is across NM 63 from the Rio Pecos.
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