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Next to a Crystalline Lake in the Absarokas

Nestled in the rugged mountains of southern Montana lies a primitive campsite that’s not for the faint-hearted. This spot demands a four-wheel drive to access from the main road, but the destination is worth it. Perched on the shore of a crystalline mountain lake, it’s a scene straight out of a postcard.

Hidden Rainforest Saddle by the Oregon Coast

Check this out: a secluded little spur in Siuslaw National Forest, tucked away on the side of a mountain and just a short drive from pavement. It’s primitive, no doubt, but man, the atmosphere is on point. There are ferns and old-growth cedars all around.

Christmas Pass Campground in Cabeza Prieta

This campsite ain’t your average backyard retreat—it’s Christmas Pass Campground, and it’s tucked away seven miles off El Camino del Diablo. This place is about as remote as it gets. No cell service, so don’t even think about checking your messages.

Way Off Grid in Northern Nevada Near Jarbidge

Discover an extraordinary primitive campsite tucked away along a forest road in northern Nevada, nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Humboldt National Forest. This remote site boasts a grassy clearing beside a mountain stream, surrounded by rolling hills adorned with groves of trees and scattered otherworldly rock formations.

Mountains and Verdant Desert Near Phoenix

Discover a captivating primitive campsite nestled in a beautiful desert canyon, featuring a stone fire ring and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of saguaro cacti, mountains, and canyons within the remote and serene Tonto National Forest.

Hidden Canyon on a Scenic Arizona 4×4 Route

Discover a remote, spacious, and flat dispersed campsite tucked in a densely-wooded desert canyon. Accessible about fourteen miles into the backcountry via a primitive four-wheel drive track, this site requires vehicles with low-range capabilities and decent ground clearance. Larger vehicles or campers might struggle due to narrow trail sections, potentially incurring scratches.

Camping in the Rugged Depths of Pine Canyon

Explore a wonderfully secluded dispersed campsite nestled alongside a rugged, primitive forest road. This grassy spot features a stone fire ring and ample space for one or two vehicles. Situated in a densely wooded canyon surrounded by striking desert mountains, the campsite offers a serene retreat with an idyllic stream just a short walk away.

Seclusion in the Bighorns Beyond Yucca Valley

Escape to a secluded haven at this intimate campsite nestled on BLM land just beyond the borders of Bighorn Mountain Wilderness. This primitive gem offers a serene mountainous desert setting, elevated on a hill just above a wash. With low vegetation, Joshua trees, and green grass, the landscape provides a picturesque backdrop for your outdoor retreat.