Camping in the Rugged Depths of Pine Canyon

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Explore a wonderfully secluded dispersed campsite nestled alongside a rugged, primitive forest road. This grassy spot features a stone fire ring and ample space for one or two vehicles. Situated in a densely wooded canyon surrounded by striking desert mountains, the campsite offers a serene retreat with an idyllic stream just a short walk away.

The wooded area and canyon walls provide excellent shelter from the elements, ensuring a cozy camping experience. However, the lush surroundings limit the view of the sky, making satellite connectivity nearly impossible. With no cell service available, this hidden gem demands a small to midsize, high-clearance four-wheel drive due to rocks and stream crossings.

The road's difficulty level guarantees decent privacy, creating an ideal escape into nature. The soothing sounds of the audible stream enhance the camping ambiance. While the forest road degrades beyond camp and becomes impassable at the creek, this recommended spot is perfect for those exploring Chiricahua National Monument and the surrounding area. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this secluded haven within the desert mountains.

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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