Serenity by the Highway in the Sonoran Desert

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Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert on a BLM road spur, this charming dispersed campsite offers peace and solitude among the saguaros. It features a neglected stone fire ring and a flat, rocky clear area that can accommodate two to three vehicles. The area is perfect for those seeking a quiet getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Although there is little shade from vegetation, the site offers a great view of the sky for Starlink.

How to access the site isn't difficult, but it is not obvious either, and it requires a four-wheel drive due to the varied terrain. Larger vehicles may encounter some clearance challenges, and there is some dense vegetation along the trail that may cause scratching. Despite being located close to the highway, the site is very private and peaceful. The highway is visible about a mile to the north, but it is quiet and does not interfere with the tranquility of the site. Good cell service is available for those who need it.

Overall, this campsite is a great spot for anyone looking for a lovely, lesser-known place to spend a night or two not far from pavement. It offers stunning views of the desert landscape, great privacy, and a chance to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert up close, but not too far from pavement.

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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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