Shady Nook on the Precipice of Mount Graham

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Discover an exceptional dispersed campsite on Mount Graham within the Coronado National Forest, standing out as a preferred choice for its ideal blend of scenic beauty and privacy. Nestled in a flat, sandy clearing against a picturesque tree line, this site offers a serene escape. Venture into the tree line to find a primitive stone fire ring, enhancing the natural ambiance of the surroundings.

Ascend a small hill beyond the trees to reveal a breathtaking view of the valley and mountains to the northeast. With ample space for three or four vehicles and intermittent cell service, this campsite combines convenience with connectivity. While the lush tree cover limits reliable satellite connectivity, it ensures a secluded and private camping experience.

Accessing this site requires a stock four-wheel-drive vehicle, navigating a primitive, wooded forest road spur. Despite the tight trail, even Sprinter vans can successfully reach this secluded spot. Uncover the perfect balance of nature and seclusion at one of Mount Graham's highly recommended dispersed campsites. Ideal for those seeking a unique and picturesque camping experience in the Coronado National Forest.

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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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