Iron Gate Trailhead

Santa Fe National Forest, Near Tererro, New Mexico

Iron Gate Trailhead does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Update April 25, 2016: Potable water is unavailable at this and all other campgrounds on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  The public is asked to bring water with them when camping and recreating on the forest.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Situated above 9,000 feet, Iron Gate Trailhead provides the closest access to panoramic views of the Pecos Wilderness. Uses: hiking, backpacking, horseback Riding. Facilities: vaulted toiled, trash bins, and information board. Parking for vehicles and trailers. Special Instructions: Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics at