Datil Well Recreation Area Campground

Datil Well Campground Sign
Phone:
Address:

Socorro Field Office 901 S. Highway 85 Socorro, NM 87801

Latitude/Longitude:
34.15428639, -107.8580931
Directions:

The Datil Well Recreation Area Campground is off of US 60. Go 1 mile west of Datil on US 60 or south on NM 12.

CAMPING
HIKING
HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
PICNICKING
VISITOR CENTER
WILDLIFE VIEWING

Datil Well Recreation Area Campground

Datil Well Recreation Area Campground includes one of 15 water wells along the old Magdalena Livestock Driveway. The old cattle trail was established in the 1800s and stretched 120 miles from Springerville, Arizona, to Magdalena, New Mexico. The area includes 3 miles of hiking trails in pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine woodlands, with scenic views of the San Augustin Plains. The trail and vistas also offer an occasional glimpse of wildlife in a setting of quiet and solitude. You can close your eyes and almost hear the cattle lowing as they settle in for the night.Please leave a clean camp and respect the facilities and natural surroundings. Pack it in. Pack it out.