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High Desert Ridge Near Taos with Connectivity

Discover a secluded dispersed campsite within Carson National Forest, featuring a small stone fire ring and sweeping southern views from its high desert ridge location. Easily accessible from a smooth primitive dirt two-track forest road with minimal traffic, this site accommodates any stock four-wheel-drive vehicle, though larger vehicles may encounter scratches from nearby vegetation.

Surrounded by Sagebrush in Southern Utah

Explore a designated dispersed campsite in a popular boondocking area atop a desert plateau, offering stunning views near La Verkin, Utah. Conveniently located a short drive from Springdale and Zion National Park, this site experiences a fairly busy year-round traffic owing to its mild climate.

Edge of the Plateau Outside of Alamogordo

Discover a compact primitive flat spot nestled along a discreet stretch of forest road within Lincoln National Forest, just a short drive from Alamogordo, New Mexico. Positioned at a high elevation along a ridge, this campsite rests on a high-desert plateau featuring low vegetation, exposing it to the elements.

Camping in a Basin of Unimaginable Hoodoos

Situated within a remote BLM recreation area in Wyoming, this designated campsite offers essential amenities, including a sheltered picnic table, metal fire ring, grill, vault toilet, and partial cell service. Positioned in a high desert basin surrounded by captivating spires in picturesque badlands, the landscape provides a remarkably scenic backdrop with hiking opportunities around the impressive hoodoos.

Windmills and Ranches by the Arizona Roadside

Explore a primitive roadside campsite situated on the outskirts of BLM land in the Arizona desert. Conveniently located along a lightly trafficked dirt road, this site provides easy access as a major artery. Adjacent to the popular Arizona Peace Trail, frequented by side-by-sides and off-road vehicles, it offers a scenic route for enthusiasts.

Access Point to Everywhere on the North Rim

Embark on a serene escape at a designated dispersed camping area in Grand Canyon-Parashant, roughly 60 miles off the grid via a major dirt road. Navigable without four-wheel drive, exercise caution during wet conditions. This expansive site accommodates vans and full-size truck campers, featuring recently installed vault toilets with a subtle scent of wet paint.