Sonoran Campsite of Those Who Came Before Us

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Description

The Sonoran Desert is a beautiful place to explore, and this primitive campsite on BLM land offers an ideal location to do just that. Accessible by any four-wheel drive vehicle, this remote site offers sweeping views of the desert and saguaro cacti. The established stone fire ring provides a focal point for your campsite, with enough room for three or four vehicles. Privacy is good, and there are a couple of other viable campsites en route if you are traveling with a larger group.

One of the highlights of this campsite is the mount of rocks loaded with amazing petroglyphs located nearby. You can spend hours exploring these fascinating historical carvings. While there is some low vegetation, there isn't much shade or protection from the elements, so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and protective clothing. Good cell service and clear views of the sky for satellite connectivity mean you can stay connected if needed.

Please be aware that there is some cattle nearby, and the campsite is adjacent to a sandy wash. Also, larger vehicles may be subject to scratches, so take care when navigating the area. Overall, this primitive campsite offers a unique and rewarding experience for those looking to explore the Sonoran Desert.

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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