Primitive Roadside Campsites— Loop Camp

Pebbles and Rusty Nail
Pebbles and Rusty Nail

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Loop Camp Campsites
View photos of Loop Camp primitive roadside campsites.
 

Campsite Specifics

  • Loop Camp 1 (LC-1) can accommodate 3 vehicles, 12 people, 4 horses.
  • Loop Camp 2 (LC-2) can accommodate 2 vehicles, 8 people, 4 horses.
 
Directions
Loop Camp campsites are located along the River Road, 23 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 31 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. The two campsites are located at the end of a 3.5 mile-long access road.
 
Road Conditions
River Road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only. After rains, River Road is extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to all vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.
 
Vegetation
These campsites have no shade. Although near the river, both sites are in desert scrub habitat and surrounded by sparse creosote, lechuguilla, and desert grasses.
 
Views
Great views of the Punta de la Sierra, Mule Ears, and the Rio Grande. Campsites are located on a bluff directly above the river.
 
River Access
The river is close by and accessible by walking down a steep bluff. Foot-trail access only.
 
Cautions
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from this site. Do not leave the site unattended for long periods of time.
 
Remarks
No off-road driving. All vehicles must remain on designated roadways. Here, the Rio Grande makes a loop and actually flows east to west below the campsites.

Last updated: December 16, 2013

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