Twining Campground is a tiny, free campground, with only four campsites, located near the Taos Ski Valley in Northern New Mexico’s Carson National Forest. Twining Campground offers great hiking opportunities near Mount Wheeler, which is New Mexico’s highest peak at 13,161 feet.

The campground is primitive, but each of the four campsites at Twining Campground have a picnic table, fire rings, and access to vault toilets. All of the campsites are not reservable and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Twining Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 4
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 22 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open May – October

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 36.562100, -105.438870
Nearest City/Town: Taos, New Mexico
Elevation: 9400 Feet
Location: Taos County, New Mexico
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 1.5 Miles to Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Directions: 19.7 miles north of Taos on State Highway 150


Phone: (575) 758-6200 Facebook:
Web: Carson National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

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What To Do

Hiking – Mount Wheeler is accessible via a difficult, steep trail from Twining Campground. Also available is the flatter 6-mile Long Canyon/Gold Hill loop.

Image Credits: Richard Lazzara via Flickr

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