Coal Mine Campground is situated in the upper portion of the Cibola National Forest in west-central New Mexico. Visitors enjoy hiking the Coal Mine Canyon Nature Trail, as well as picnicking and scenic driving.


Facilities

The campground offers more than a dozen sites for tent or RV camping. Each site can accommodate up to 10 people. Utility hookups are not available. Some parking spurs are paved, while others are gravel. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available in the campground; visitors must bring their own supply.

Nearby attractions

The El Malpais National Monument and Conservation Area can be accessed from various points within a short drive of the campground. Its extensive, ancient lava flow landscape and other scenic features draw tourists year-round. Points on interest within the monument and conservation area include the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Sandstone Bluffs Overlook and La Ventana Natural Arch. A portion of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail parallels the Zuni-Acoma Trail as it passes through the monument. The city of Grants is about 12 miles from the campground, offering dining and lodging options. The city also boasts a mining museum with gem and mineral displays and a self-guided tour into an underground world.

Natural feaures

The campground is located northeast of the town of Grants at an elevation of 7,400 feet. It lies on the top of a hill, with campsites situated on gently sloping ground. A forest of mature pine, juniper and oak trees surrounds the campground.

Recreation

The Coal Mine Canyon Nature Trail begins in the campground and leads hikers less than half a mile on a path through the forest. A variety of additional hikes and points of exploration are nearby. Visitors also picnicking in the surrounding area. The Sandia and Manzano Mountains offer extensive stretches of scenic drives.


Driving directions to Coal Mine Campground

From Grants, take New Mexico State Highway 547 for 10 miles to the campground.

Location and contact info

Coal Mine Campground Road, NM 87020

For campground inquires, please call:505-287-8833

Coal Mine Campground details

  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 1:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 10
  • Max num of vehicles: 1
  • Max vehicle length: 20
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Activities at Coal Mine Campground

Camping

Hiking

Scenic drive


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