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Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

   

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AMENITIES:
RV hookups are available
Campfires are allowed
Fishing
Cabins
Restrooms
Store
Picnic and Barbecue area is available

Activities: fishing, hiking and horseback riding

There are obviously restrooms at this campground. As if Rio Chama wasn't enough, you can also go fishing, swimming, hiking, and whitewater paddling, so there's absolutely no way to get bored.

This campground is positioned in the scenic San Juan and Jemez Mountains. If you are in New Mexico through camping season, you have to go camping.
You've been indoors for too much time, you have to get out of the house, and Rio Chama in New Mexico is exactly
 
    what you need. The positive ambiance and all the amusing stuff beat anything. Such a wonderful choice of attractions and the close by outdoors recreation are sure to keep you coming back repeatedly.
If you love whitewater, there
 is the Monastary to Big Eddy section, a type II-III whitewater sweep on Rio Chama, 7 miles in distance. This section of Rio Chama is a mid difficulty sweep for whitewater kayaking or rafting. Don't snub to check current conditions before heading out whitewater kayaking or rafting to ensure your safety. Heron Lake State Park is worth going to if you're at Rio Chama, and if you're here, you might as well visit Chavez Canyon. Man, is there heaps of fun stuff to do in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains. There's good hiking along the Upper Gallina River Trail, and El Vado Lake State Park is a good place to go. Scores of fun is at this campground. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Rio Chama;  
Redonda Trail is a glorious local trail. There are plenty of people from Espanola here at Rio Chama; good hiking is available along the San Pedro Parks Trail.  

The Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu

26 miles away
  
Branding Iron Motel, Chama

31 miles away
  
Gandy Dancer Inn Bed And Breakfast, Chama

31 miles away
  
Comfort Inn & Suites Los Alamos, Los Alamos

37 miles away


Other campgrounds near Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico:

   Echo Campground, Rio Arriba County, 10 miles away
      
   Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, Canones, 14 miles away
      
   Resumidero, Coyote, 14 miles away
      
   Rio Puerco Campground, Rio Arriba County, 15 miles away
      
   El Vado Lake State Park, Cebolla, 15 miles away
      
   Canada del Guardia, Coyote, 16 miles away
      
   El Vado Ranch, Tierra Amarilla, 16 miles away
      
   Heron Lake State Park - Ridge Rock, Cebolla, 18 miles away
      
   Heron Lake State Park - Ponderosa, Cebolla, 18 miles away
      
   Heron Lake State Park - Salmon Run, Cebolla, 18 miles away
      

Paddling Rivers Near Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico:

   Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Monastary to Big Eddy)

   Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 33 miles long (El Vado Lake to Abiquiu Reservoir)

   Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Abiquiu Dam to confluence with Rio Grande)

   Rio Chama, Rio Arriba County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Los Ojos to El Vado Lake)

   Rio de los Brazos, Rio Arriba County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Corkins Lodge to confluence with Rio Chama)


Public Lands near Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico:

   Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos - NM, 39 miles away
      
   Santa Fe National Historic Trail, Santa Fe - NM, 56 miles away
      
   Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque - NM, 68 miles away
      
   El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico, 18 miles away

   Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico, 21 miles away

   Fenton Lake State Park, New Mexico, 26 miles away


Trails near Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico:

   Hart Trail, Rio Arriba County, 6 miles away

   Encino Trail, Rio Arriba County, 14 miles away

   San Pedro Parks Trail, Rio Arriba County, 14 miles away

   Upper Gallina River Trail, Rio Arriba County, 15 miles away

   Redonda Trail, Rio Arriba County, 16 miles away

   Highline Trail, Rio Arriba County, 16 miles away

   San Pedro Mountain Trail, Rio Arriba County, 17 miles away


Lakes Near Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico:

   El Vado Reservoir, Rio Arriba County, 14 miles away

   Heron Reservoir, Rio Arriba County, 18 miles away


Current weather conditions at Rio Chama, San Juan and Jemez Mountains, New Mexico
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Local climate location: EL VADO DAM 16 miles away


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