Holy Ghost Campground sits in the Santa Fe National Forest on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness within Holy Ghost Canyon. The Holy Ghost Creek runs alongside the campground. Numerous trails in the area lead hikers and horseback riders into the surrounding wilderness area.
The campground offers one accessible group campsite that can accommodate up to 30 people. It is equipped with a picnic shelter, tables and a grill.
Group campsite is nearby individual campsites which 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 and trash collection are provided. No hookups are available. The road to the campground is narrow in places.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) lifted both Stage 2 and Stage 3 fire restrictions for most of the 1.6-million-acre forest at 8 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022, thanks to the early onset of monsoonal weather patterns which have brought widespread moisture across Northern New Mexico.
The closure order for the Cerro Pelado fire area on the Jemez Ranger District will remain in effect - Jemez Falls Trailhead and Group Picnic Area, and Paliza Campground and Group Area will remain closed. Please visit the SFNF website to learn more about other non-reservable recreation facilities impacted by the closure order.
The entire Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will also remain under a fire closure order as firefighters continue to work on the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires - this includes: Panchuela Campground, Jack's Creek Campground and Group Area, Holy Ghost Campground and Group Area, and Field Tract Campground remain closed.
Avoid driving off the pavement on the high bank (uphill side) of the road to protect endangered plant habitat.
Take only photos of flowers, do not pick them, leaving them to provide for pollinators (butterflies and bees) and provide seeds for next year’s flowers.
Please remove mud, seeds, vegetation and debris from everything (vehicles, stock, tents, blankets, clothes, etc.) before entering the Santa Fe National Forest, especially Holy Ghost Canyon.
The road to the campground is a narrow one lane with pull outs. Drive with caution as there is limited sight distance from the cruves.
Please bring all the water you’ll need for your visit, including drinking water.
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 scenic views of the forest and mountains. A variety of wildlife and birds are found in the surrounding area.
The town of Pecos is located about 16 miles south of the campground.
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.
HOLY GHOST GROUP AREA PECOS NM 87552
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.