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Current Conditions: This site is seasonally closed for the winter.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $2/vehicle/day
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. In a Developed Recreation Area it is prohibited to bring in or possess an animal, other than a service animal, unless it is crated, caged, or upon a leach not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. (36 CFR 261.16 (j))
Closest Towns: Pecos and Santa Fe
Operated By: Forest Service


Panchuela Trailhead is a recreational area located in New Mexico best known for activities such as hiking, horseback_riding, and general sightseeing.

Panchuela Trailhead is located at the end of Forest Road 305 accessed by NM 63 approximately 22 miles north of Pecos. Uses: Hiking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding. Facilities: Drinking water is available, vaulted toilet, and trash bins. Special Instructions: NO HORSE TRAILERS ALLOWED. The closest equestrian parking is located at Winsor Ridge and Jack's Creek Trailheads.

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Area Activities

The surrounding area offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy some time to relax at local picnicking hotspots, hiking at various nearby trailheads, fishing in area rivers and streams, biking numerous surrounding trails, and numerous photo opportunities.

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