Primitive Roadside Campsites— Pine Canyon

Spider Web
Spider web along the Pine Canyon Trail.

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Pine Canyon Campsites
View photos of Pine Canyon primitive roadside campsites.

Campsite Specifics

  • Pine Canyon 1 (PC-1), Pine Canyon 2 (PC-2), Pine Canyon 4 (PC-4) and Pine Canyon 5 (PC-5) can each accommodate 2 vehicles, 6 people, no horses.
  • Pine Canyon 3 (PC-3) can accommodate 1 vehicle, 4 people, no horses.

Pine Canyon primitive roadside campsites are located along the Pine Canyon Road via the Glenn Spring Road. Pine Canyon Road begins 2.3 miles from the junction of the Glenn Spring Road and the main road to Rio Grande Village. The Pine Canyon Road is 4.2 miles in length.
Road Conditions
Glenn Spring Road and Pine Canyon Road are maintained for high clearance vehicles only. Roads are rocky and may become rutted or experience wash-outs, especially after heavy rains. Check with a ranger for current conditions.
No shade at these sites. Vegetation is sparse grasses and lechuguilla.
Great views of the Chisos Mountains from all sites. Views of Crown Mountain and the Sierra del Carmen are especially scenic.
Day hikers may park vehicles near the gate at the end of the road. The area may be frequently visited throughout the day. Lock and secure your vehicle while away.
Pine Canyon
Pine Canyon

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Pine Canyon trail, located at the end of the road at the old gate, is easy for the first mile and a half. The last half mile of trail is difficult and steep over loose gravels. The trail ends at a waterfall that flows only after a rain. The canyon is named for its ponderosa pines. The forest is a relict of the last ice age.

Last updated: December 15, 2013

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