Driving Directions

We have two locations for 2017, Collins Lake Ranch and the Santa Fe Tree House Camp. See below for map and directions to both sites.

Collins Lake Ranch Driving Directions
You can use the map below to get directions from your address! Look for signs once you turn off the highway and follow them to parking (do not drive into the lake!).

Directions from Las Vegas to Collins Lake Ranch (about 45 min):

  1. Take Hwy 518 North from Vegas to Mora (approx. 30 miles)
  2. Travel through Mora, about 2 miles north is the Cleveland Post Office.
  3. A quarter mile north of the post office turn left, off hwy 518, at the volunteer fire station (there is a sign on Hwy 518 pointing left).
  4. After left turn onto dirt, the road forks.
  5. Take right fork onto dirt road (B019 – there is a sign pointing right) and follow the curving dirt road up and around the hill for 0.75 miles.
  6. Gate into the Ranch is the first on the left – a sign at the entrance declares “Collins Lake Ranch”, come through the gate and you’ll be looking at the lake.
  7. Keep the lake on your left as you follow the dirt road; about a half mile up the valley, you will see a Mountain Friend Camp sign and parking directions.

Directions from Taos or Penasco to Collins Lake Ranch (about 50 min to an hour):

  1. Take Hwy 518 South towards Mora
  2. Follow 518, going past Sipapu ski basin (20 miles to the turn for the Ranch)
  3. As you come into the valley, stay on 518 for 5 more miles, pass Teresa’s Tamales on the left look for the green sign that says “Cleveland”, followed by a sign pointing right saying Collins Lake Ranch.
  4. Take the next right at the volunteer fire station.
    If you see the Cleveland bar you’ve gone 1 mile too far.
  5. After right turn onto dirt, the road forks. Go Right.
  6. Take right fork onto dirt road (B019– there is a sign pointing right) and follow the curving dirt road up and around the hill for 0.75 miles. Gate into the Ranch is the first on the left – a sign at the entrance declares “Collins Lake Ranch”, come through the gate and you’ll be looking at the lake.
  7. Keep the lake on your left as you follow the dirt road; about a half mile up the valley, you will see a Mountain Friend Camp sign and parking directions.

Printable Directions to Collins Lake Ranch

Santa Fe Tree House Camp Directions

You can use the map below to get directions from your address!

Printable MFC Map and Directions from I-25 (going north or south)

  1. From I-25 take the exit 284 for 466/Old Pecos Trail
  2. Turn right to NM-300/Old Las Vegas Highway (you will parallel the highway), 1.1 miles
  3. At Stoplight, just past “Harry’s Roadhouse” turn left onto El Gancho Way
  4. Turn right at the T onto NM-67/Old Santa Fe Trail, drive for 3.7 miles
  5. Follow road to the left onto NM-67A/Cañada Village Road (do NOT go straight on 67, NOT towards Camp Stoney!) and drive through village
  6. When pavement ends, continue on dirt road for exactly one mile. You will curve left up a steep hill and left again at the top of the hill (staying on Cañada Village Road). Look for the Tree House Road sign ahead on right…
  7. Turn right on to Tree House Road (our driveway!)
  8. Drive past the first house and down to the camp, look for Parking sign.

Printable MFC Map and Directions from Santa Fe

  1. From Santa Fe take the Old Pecos Trail towards I-25
  2. Turn left on to NM-300/Old Las Vegas Highway (you will parallel the highway), 1.1 miles
  3. At Stoplight, just past “Harry’s Roadhouse” turn left onto El Gancho Way
  4. Turn right at the T onto NM-67/Old Santa Fe Trail, drive for 3.7 miles
  5. Follow road to the left onto NM-67A/Cañada Village Road (do NOT go straight on 67, NOT towards Camp Stoney!) and drive through village
  6. When pavement ends, continue on dirt road for exactly one mile. You will curve left up a steep hill and left again at the top of the hill (staying on Cañada Village Road). Look for the Tree House Road sign ahead on right…
  7. Turn right on to Tree House Road (our driveway!)
  8. Drive past the first house and down to the camp, look for Parking sign.

See you soon! We’ll put up a few signs as you get close.