Sonoran Mountain Saddle on the Outskirts of Ajo

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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!


This primitive flat spot near Ajo, Arizona is a lovely, peaceful setting surrounded by lush mountainous Sonoran desert. The location is remote and obscure, so visitors are unlikely to experience any other traffic.

There are no fire rings or amenities at this site, and the road leading to it is a primitive two-track suitable for compact four-wheel drive vehicles. However, larger vehicles may incur scratches from dense vegetation, so high ground clearance is recommended. Despite the lack of cell service, visitors can enjoy a good view of the sky for satellite communication.

This spot is perfect for those who love to explore the outdoors. There are numerous BLM roads to explore in the area and many other places to camp outside of Ajo. Spring is a particularly beautiful time to visit as the flowers bloom and the birds sing. Overall, this location is a great choice for those who are looking for a secluded and serene camping experience.

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.

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