This comfortable little camp is a historic stop along the old Magdalena cattle trail.
Datil Well is named for the town of Datil, 1 mile to the west. This is the location of one of 15 water wells spaced 10 miles apart along the old Magdalena Cattle Trail. This trail was established in January of 1885 and stretched 120 miles from Springerville, Arizona, to Magdalena, New Mexico.
The campground is scenic and shaded with a mix of juniper, cedar, and pinon trees. Most campsites are rather small, but plenty of trees between the sites provide adequate privacy.
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