Monday ยท February 13, 2023
Jacks Creek Horse Camp Surrounded by Breathtaking Wilderness
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Equestrian camping at Jacks Creek Horse Camp | Top Horse Trails

Jack's Creek is located on a ridge among aspens and mixed conifers, giving you a true mountain experience. The Jack's Creek Group Area is a forested, high-elevation campground approximately 50 miles from Santa Fe. The campground has two large group units that can each accommodate 40 people, making it ideal for family reunions, recreation events, and other large groups. The campground is located in the Santa Fe National Forest at an elevation of 8,000 feet. During the months of mid-April through mid-November, visitors can enjoy moderate temperatures and cool mountain breezes. Views of the surrounding wilderness are breathtaking.


From Santa Fe, New Mexico, take I-25 east and travel approximately 18 miles. Exit at Glorieta/Pecos. Drive approximately five miles to Pecos on State Highway 50. Turn left onto State Highway 63 at the four-way stop. Head north on 63 until you reach the Jack's Creek Campground. A 21-mile drive from Pecos brings you to the campground. The campsite is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, close to the Pecos Wilderness Area, which features 160,000 acres of breathtaking mountain scenery, high mountain lakes, and the Pecos River, and is forested with fir trees and aspens, which glow in autumn with golden foliage. There are a number of wildlife species in the nearby forest, including elks, mule deer, migratory birds, and other raptors. Camping near Pecos Wilderness Areas is convenient for hikers wishing to access the popular trails.


Jacks Creeks Horse Camp has the following:


  • Tent Camping
  • Equestrian camping
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Corrals, with a high line or picket line on 3 others
  • Spaces for horse-trailer parking 
  • Facilities are available to people with disabilities



  • Trash bins
  • Vaulted toilets
  • Tables
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables



  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding.



  • No ATVs allowed
  • Quiet hours from 10 pm to 7 am
  • NO potable water is currently available
  • RVs are welcome, but there are no hook-ups or showers.



Keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, as a courtesy to other users, for the protection of wildlife, and for the preservation of the vegetation. Animals other than service animals are prohibited in Developed Recreation Areas unless crated, caged, on a leash not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical control.


It is convenient for hikers to access Jack's Creek Trail nearby this campground. It is also popular with fishermen for rainbow and brown trout fishing in Jack's Creek.


Cost Details:

  • Daily Rates: $10.00


Note: No Reservations - First Come, First Served Basis


You may also want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails nearby the area. Here are some of the horse trails and campsites that you may want to visit:



PECOS WILDERNESS - Winsor Trail #254



Jacks Creek Horse Camp does not require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Jacks Creek Horse Camp for more information: