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Wild British Columbia Camping by the Glacier

Explore this incredible primitive campsite that may have once been a mining site or mill, with ruins and debris adding to its unique charm. Overlooking a spectacular glacier, this spot offers absolutely phenomenal views. Access requires crossing a very dilapidated, mostly-collapsed bridge, so it’s best for compact, high-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. Not for the faint of heart.

Verdant Rocky Mountain Streamside Paradise

Nestled in a lush mountain basin by a crystal-clear stream, this primitive campsite is a gem. It’s got a stone fire ring and enough room for one or two vehicles, all surrounded by towering conifers. Getting here isn’t for the faint of heart—high clearance four-wheel drive required for the rugged ascent.

Shelf with a View on a Forgotten Mining Road

Nestled along a high-elevation bend in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, this primitive forest road spur offers a flat pull-off with stunning views of the mountains and valleys to the west. It is a good alternative to some of the more popular campsites found at lower elevations. Compact vehicles with high-clearance four-wheel drive can access this remote spot.

Barren and Otherworldly Badlands in Wyoming

This ain’t just any ol’ campsite, it’s a flat spot smack dab in the heart of Wyoming’s BLM territory, surrounded by badlands and hoodoos. Talk about otherworldly! This place is as remote as it gets, nestled in the rugged wilderness.

Scenic 4×4 Campsite High in the Santa Ritas

This little campsite in the Coronado National Forest sits high up in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. It’s perched on a knoll near the end of a long forest road spur. You ain’t getting there without a high-clearance four-wheel drive and some experience.

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.

Remote Desert Camping Near Blythe California

Discover an extremely secluded primitive campsite in the serene southeast California desert, on BLM land. With no amenities and no existing fire ring, this spot offers unparalleled peace and tranquility. Located several miles from pavement, this campsite is surrounded by mountains to the east and protected wilderness to the west, providing breathtaking views of the desert landscape.

Rocky Mountain Canyon Stream Near Crystal

Experience the tranquility of a spacious primitive campsite nestled in a picturesque canyon next to a crystalline stream with waterfalls. This tent-friendly site features flat ground and a stone fire ring, perfect for a serene camping experience. Located in a shady, densely wooded area at a high elevation, this campsite offers privacy and natural beauty.

Red Desert on the Verge of Sycamore Canyon

Discover a secluded campsite nestled on a bed of red dirt in Prescott National Forest. Situated near the end of a fourteen-mile primitive track, this tranquil spot offers peace and solitude amidst scenic surroundings. Accessed via a four-wheel drive with decent ground clearance, this campsite is ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat.

Tucked Away Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Experience a secluded creekside campsite in Pisgah National Forest, nestled along a technical forest road within the dense wooded expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Accessible only by high-clearance four-wheel drive, this serene site offers privacy and seclusion in a tranquil valley setting.

Spacious Clearing in the Junipers Near Oracle

Seek serenity in the heart of Coronado National Forest near Tucson at this secluded, dispersed campsite. Unwind in a spacious clearing, ideal for multiple vehicles and tents, perfect for groups or solo adventurers craving wilderness immersion. Access the site via a four-wheel drive vehicle with decent ground clearance, navigating a long, primitive forest road.

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.