What to do in Coyote Creek State Park

Coyote Creek State Park is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains along a meandering stream. Enclosed by a forest of spruce and pine, the small valley displays abundant wildflowers and beautiful fall foliage. The park, which covers 80 acres, is ideal for fishing, family camping and leisurely nature walks.

Park amenities include a visitor center, group shelter, playground, , restrooms, and showers. Camping facilities include 20 developed sites, 17 with electrical hookup and an RV dump site.

Private campsites are scattered along the creek, which is sheltered by cottonwood trees and willow plants.

Coyote Creek has the most densely stocked waters in New Mexico. Trout are abundant and provide excellent fishing for children of all ages. In addition, the park offers 1.5 miles of hiking trails through a forest of ponderosa pines. Other recreation opportunities include camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Coyote Creek State Park is located due south of Angelfire Ski area, on New Mexico Highway 434. It is south west of the town of Taos, NM.

The elevation of 7,700 feet gives the park a cooler climate in New Mexico's hot summer.

Annual precipitation is 22 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 52 to highs around 87. Winter temps range from lows of 15 to highs around 49.

P.O. Box 477
Guadalupita, NM 87722

Phone: 505-387-2326

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