About 19 vehicles from Vallecitos (Rio Arriba County) went to the remote site Sunday to protest the encampment, Forest Service Deputy Incident Commander Gary Schiff said.
The protest was organized by logger Antonio "Ike" DeVargas, who said last week that he was organizing the event to protest what he called a discriminatory approach by the Forest Service in allowing a gathering of this size with potential damage to natural resources.
A 1987 supreme court decision on freedom of assembly issues allows such gatherings on public lands, the Forest Service has said.
The annual Rainbow Family gathering will take place on the Carson National Forest between July 1-7, with estimates of from 10,000 to 30,000 participants at it's height.
Schiff said he understood there were so "heated words" between the two groups but nothing more. The Rainbow Family has said it will respond in writing to the protest group after discussions within it's council, Forest Service spokeswoman Raquel Romero said.
The Forest Service said the points presented to the Rainbow Family by the Vallecitos logging company La Compania Ocho were:
-they disagree the environmental damage is minimal.
-the Rainbow Family must be accountable for "predation" on our cities and properties.
-the Rainbow Family must reimburse the state, counties and cities for costs incurred from the event.