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Four primitive campsites are located in the Solis area, just a short distance from Mariscal Mountain along the River Road East.Site Name SO-1 SO-2 SO-3 SO-4Vehicles 2 2 3 3Persons 12 12 15 15Horses no no 6 (4x4 req.) no How to Get ThereVia River Road East, 13.7 miles from the junction with the main park road to Rio Grande Village. SO-1 and SO-2 are along the access road. The access road to the other campsites is approximately 1.4 miles in length.Usual Road ConditionsHigh clearance vehicles required. After any rain, 4-wheel drive is also required. SO-3 and SO-4 have soft, deep sand and 4-wheel drive is required, especially after any rainfall.Current road conditions...Ground Cover/ShadeThere is no shade at any of these sites. SO-1 and SO-2 have a gravel base. SO-3 and SO-4 have a very sandy base.ViewsSO-3 and SO-4 have good views of the Rio Grande.River AccessSO-3 and SO-4 offer access to the river from the nearby boat launch.Cautionary NotesTo minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time. Theft is a recurring problem at this area and every precaution should be taken to prevent damage to your vehicle and theft of contents.RemarksCheck current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.A backcountry use permit is required (available at visitor centers). Campers are responsible for regulations listed on the permit. Camping is in designated sites for minimal impact on the surrounding vegetation.
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