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HOLY GHOST GROUP AREA, NM

part ofSanta Fe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HOLY GHOST GROUP AREA
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Holy Ghost Campground sits in the Santa Fe National Forest on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. The Holy Ghost Creek runs alongside the campground. Numerous trails in the area lead hikers and horseback riders into the surrounding wilderness area.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled among a ponderosa pine and fir forest, right where aspen trees begin to grow, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. Vibrant wildflowers bloom throughout the area in the summertime.

The Holy Ghost Creek borders the campground, and offers pretty views. A variety of wildlife and birds are found in the surrounding area.

Recreation:

Hiking and horseback riding are the most popular activities at Holy Ghost Campground. The trailhead at the campground accesses a 350-mile network of trails within the Pecos Wilderness, including Holy Ghost Trail, which accesses Skyline Trail and beautiful Stewart Lake.

Anglers enjoy fly-fishing on Holy Ghost Creek. Brown trout and stocked rainbow trout are found in the cool waters.

Facilities:

The campground offers one accessible group campsite that can accommodate up to 40 people. It is equipped with a picnic shelter, tables and a grill.

Individual sites are available on a first come, first served basis. These sites each contain a grassy tent pad, table and campfire ring with grill.

Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. No hookups are available. The road to the campground is narrow in places.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Pecos is located about 16 miles south of the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Call (505) 757-6121 to confirm the gate combination four days prior to arrival
  • Click here for more information on the Santa Fe National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.77778, -105.70417
35°46'40"N, 105°42'15"W

From Santa Fe, take I-25 east approximately 18 miles to the Glorieta/Pecos Exit. Take NM Highway 50 to Pecos, approximately 5 miles. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto NM Highway 63 and travel approximately 14 miles north to Forest Road 122. Take Forest Road 122 approximately 4 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOLY GHOST GROUP AREA
HOLY GHOST GROUP AREA
PECOS NM 87552
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