Primitive Roadside Campsite— Rattlesnake Mountain

Rattlesnake Mountain 1 (RM-1)
Rattlesnake Mountain 1 (RM-1)

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

 
Campsite Specifics
Rattlesnake Mountain 1 (RM-1) can accommodate 1 vehicle, 6 people, no horses.
 
Directions
Rattlesnake Mountain 1 (RM-1) is located on the west side of Old Maverick Road. The turnoff for RM-1 campsite is somewhat difficult to spot.
 
Road Conditions
Old Maverick Road and the gravel access road are both generally well-maintained and accessible to all vehicles. Old Maverick Road becomes slick and rutted after heavy rains and may require high clearance or 4-wheel drive.
 
Vegetation
There is no shade at this site. Desert vegetation is sparse grasses, creosote, dog cholla, and ocotillo.
 
Views
Rattlesnake Mountain campsite is located on a plateau with an excellent 360 degree vista of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert and distant mountains.
 
Cautions
Always check current road conditions with a ranger. RM-1 is not recommended when heavy rain is forecast. Rainfall can quickly eliminate access into and out of the campsite.

Last updated: December 15, 2013

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