Located in the Santa Fe National Forest (USFS), Big Tesuque is a walk in campground not conducive to trailer or RV camping. It's a 30 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe. There are 10 units, Picnic tables and grills, and vaulted toilets in the parking lot. There is no potable water, but there are two rushing streams, and no campground host. For potable water, you can stop at the Black Rock campground located in Hyde Park (the first campground you come to on NM 475) -- there is a water spigot next to the vault toilet. There is a maximum stay of 14 days. <br /> <br />The entire area is very scenic, and NM 475 is also designated as the Santa Fe Scenic Byway. Because of the large stands of aspen trees, the area is very busy, especially in the fall aspen viewing season. There are additional recreation opportunities along NM 475, both above and below Big Tesuque Campground, including hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and in the winter both nordic and alpine skiing and snow shoeing. Tesuque is pronounced "Teh-soo-key".
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