Primitive Roadside Campsite— Rattlesnake Mountain
Rattlesnake Mountain 1 (RM-1) can accommodate 1 vehicle, 6 people, no horses.
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.
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.
There is no shade at this site. Desert vegetation is sparse grasses, creosote, dog cholla, and ocotillo.
Rattlesnake Mountain campsite is located on a plateau with an excellent 360 degree vista of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert and distant mountains.
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