Candelilla (CA-1) can accommodate up to 2 vehicles, 8 people, no horses.
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.
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.
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.
There is no shade at this campsite. Sparse groundcover includes creosote, candelilla, lechuguilla, and prickly pear cactus.
This site has good views of surrounding low desert hills and the Deadhorse Mountains to the northeast.
Last updated: May 1, 2023