Originally Posted by Starbrightsteve
In northeastern New Mexico on the Kiowa national grassland there are two campgrounds. I know I can get to the rim campground. Iím wondering if anyone on this forum has gone down into the canyon campground pulling a trailer. I know , I know you are not supposed to go down with a trailer, Iím just wondering if someone has done it? The canyon campground has just been expanded and upgraded.
I have never been to this specific campground but I've been to dozens much like it. I read the access description on the USFS website.
Access to sites like this are very much dependent on the most recent weather events. A heavy rain today may well create a washout that will last for months. The FS has an increasingly limited budget. Maintaining access to a seldom used site is a low priority. What someone experienced last week is irrelevant to the conditions you may experience.
If I wanted to go there, I would drive to the upper campground where the access description indicates good access for trailers.
I would then unhitch and drive the truck down to the other camping area then make my decision about towing based on the conditions I found.
In parts of the West you will see similar cautions about driving on red clay roads after storms. Ditto with bentonite clay. The cautions are best heeded. Tow bills can run well into the hundreds.
My guiding rule about driving off-road is if in doubt, GOAL.
Get Out And Look.
Enjoy NM. It's a wonderful state.