Finding Quaking Aspen Campground full of pine trees is a contrast to the desert rock formations we had just driven through in Gallup, New Mexico.
The campground is about 6 miles south of Fort Wingate, NM. Take Fort Wingate Exit 33 from I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continue about 6 miles further on SR 400 to the campground entrance on the west side of the road.
Quaking Aspen Campground Amenities
The road was paved until the campground. Then it becomes a dirt road.
T-mobile cell phone service was not available.
There is no drinking water systems at the campsite.
The multiple vault toilets were well maintained.
Trash dumpsters were available.
When you enter the campsite area, there is a large informational sign.
September 2022 was $5/night.
The campsites had one to two picnic tables.
There was a very good fire ring.
There were tent pad areas.
The website reported there are 20 sites.
There were group sites also available.
There is access to the Quaking Aspen trail from the campground.
If you arrive from the road off of I40 then you will pass the trailhead before arriving at the campground.
Many trails tie into Quaking Aspen.
Note, it is also a mountain biking trail.
Quaking Aspen Campground – New Mexico
We found this campsite when we were traveling from Arizona to Colorado. It was so nice that we stayed at the same campground on our way back from Colorado to Arizona. Quaking Aspen Campground is on our list of places to stay while traveling through New Mexico.
Interested in Arizona campgrounds?
Read our blogs about Bear Lake on The Rim in Arizona.
Check out our blog about Upper Tonto Creek Campground in Arizona.
Have you visited New Mexico recently?