Coyote Creek State Park


Fisherfolks at Coyote Creek State Park
Fisherfolks at Coyote Creek State Park
Wildflowers along the stream at Coyote Creek State Park

Coyote Creek State Park is located in a remote area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Angel Fire and Mora, New Mexico. The 462-acre state park is bisected by Coyote Creek, probably the most-densely stocked trout stream in all New Mexico. This is a heavily forested area and the campsites are spread out to give folks more privacy than is usual in a state park setting.

Coyote Creek State Park offers a visitor center, group picnic shelter and 47 developed campsites, 17 of which offer electric hookups. There are restrooms and showers in the camping area with a playground nearby. The park also offers a centrally located RV dump station. For activities there's fishing, picnicking, hiking and wildlife watching.

Coyote Creek State Park is open 24 hours a day, every day. To get there: go 17 miles north of Mora on New Mexico Highway 434.

Coyote Creek State Park
Coyote Creek State Park
Photos courtesy of Erica Asmus-Otero, New Mexico State Parks