Shade and Shelter in Coronado National Forest

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This backcountry site in Coronado National Forest is an exceptional location for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. To get to this hidden gem, a four-wheel drive vehicle is required as it is miles down a primitive track, deep within a wooded canyon. However, once you arrive, it will be worth the journey.

The canyon offers excellent shelter from the elements, as well as wind protection. The towering conifers on a bed of pine needles provide a beautiful and serene backdrop for your stay. The site features a stone fire ring, perfect for cooking up a campfire meal, and a small stream to cool off on a hot day.

It is important to note that the region is arid, so checking fire restrictions before lighting a campfire is crucial. It is also advisable to use good judgment to prevent any wildfires. The site has poor cell service and too many trees for Starlink, allowing you to disconnect from technology and enjoy nature. The site is spacious enough to accommodate one or two vehicles, making it a great place to settle in for a few nights and relax.

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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