Quaking Aspen Campground – New Mexico

Quaking Aspen Campground – New Mexico

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.


Campsign Quaking Aspen Campground, Forever Sabbatical

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.

dumpster Quaking Aspen Campground, Forever Sabbatical


When you enter the campsite area, there is a large informational sign.

September 2022 was $5/night.


Campsite Quaking Aspen Campground, Forever Sabbatical

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.

Hiking Trail

Flowers (2) Quaking Aspen Campground, Forever Sabbatical

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.

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19 thoughts on “Quaking Aspen Campground – New Mexico
  1. The Quaking Aspen Campground looks like a perfect place to camp! I love the beautiful flowers and options for hikes.

  2. Quaking Aspen campground in New Mexico looks so beautiful and peaceful! I’ve actually never been to NM but there is a lot I’d love to see there.

  3. Sounds like you have found a campsite that you will be recommending to friends and family. Personal recommendations are always the best. I truly enjoyed the photos. Everything looked so peaceful. I love it.

  4. I had to look up Cibola National Forest on a map. The pictures of Quaking Aspen Campground remind me more of Arizona than New Mexico. And now I know why. It’s pretty close to the border!

  5. Your photos make it appear as though there was no one in the campground except for you! Was it crowded?

    1. It was not crowded at all. We visited during the week. Maybe two – three other campsites were in use.

  6. Quaking Aspen campground looks like the perfect home base for the area. I love low cost beautiful campsites!!

  7. We love to go camping. New Mexico is a state that we have not done that in, and Quaking Aspen Campground is going on the list

  8. Love all the wild flowers throughout the campground and hiking trails. Quaking Aspen Campground is being added to my list.

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