Primitive Roadside Campsite— Candelilla

Candelilla Campsite
Candelilla Primitive Roadside Campsite (CA-1)
 
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Campsite Specifics

Candelilla (CA-1) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.

  • No Trailers.
  • Maximum vehicle length is 25 feet.

Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry.

You can now obtain a backcountry permit to use these sites up to 180 days in advance through www.recreation.gov

 

Directions

Candelilla (CA-1) is located along the Old Ore Road, 1.1 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village, or 25.4 miles from the northern end from the Dagger Flat Auto Trail. This small cul-de-sac campsite is at the end of a 0.1 mile access road.

 

Road Conditions

Old Ore Road is rough and rocky. It is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Following rains and heavy use, the road becomes very rutted and requires 4-wheel drive. Always ask a park ranger for current road conditions.

 

Vegetation

There is no shade at this campsite. Sparse groundcover includes creosote, candelilla, lechuguilla, and prickly pear cactus.

 

Views

This site has good views of surrounding low desert hills and the Deadhorse Mountains to the northeast.

 

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Campsite Photos

 
Candelilla campsite view
Views from the Candelilla campsite
 
Candelilla campsite tent spot
Tent pad at the Candelilla Campsite

Last updated: September 25, 2020

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