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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.

High Elevation Mountain Basin in the Rockies

Enjoy a somewhat flat campsite adjacent to a secluded alpine lake, reached through a high elevation journey up a degraded forest road. This idyllic location demands a high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle for access. It offers an uneven yet captivating camping surface featuring a primitive stone fire ring.

Picacho Campground Along the Colorado River

Explore the phenomenal developed campground situated in Picacho State Park along the scenic Colorado River. Operating on a fee basis, this campground shines during its peak season in winter, providing a verdant oasis amidst the rugged desert landscape.

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.

Serenity in the Rolling Hills of the Santa Ritas

Experience a hilltop dispersed campsite featuring a stone fire ring, surrounded by juniper trees for shade and shelter. Despite limited cell service, the site accommodates three vehicles, requiring some leveling on uneven ground. Enjoy peace and quiet with good privacy, offering a view of the Santa Rita mountain range to the west and rolling hills to the east.

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 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.

Hidden Grove in the Shadow of the Sawtooths

Explore this primitive campsite nestled in a shady grove of conifers, just off a well-traveled and groomed forest road in Idaho’s picturesque Sawtooth Mountains. Tucked away amidst dense trees, this hidden gem offers excellent privacy and seclusion, making it a peaceful retreat. Accessible by any vehicle, it’s important to note that access may be limited in winter.

Woodland Retreat in the Heart of the Sierras

Nestled in the wooded Sierra Mountains within Eldorado National Forest, this enchanting campsite offers a serene escape with tall conifers, rocks, and lush vegetation. Featuring a stone fire ring, the site provides ample space for two or three vehicles or ground tents.

Immersed in the Coastal Rainforest of Siuslaw

Experience this very appealing primitive campsite situated just off a forest road in the temperate rainforest of Siuslaw National Forest near the Oregon coast. Offering a splendid hiking opportunity down to the coast with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, this campsite is nestled in a densely wooded area adorned with ferns, moss, and a damp ambiance.

Roadside Retreat in the Maricopa Mountains

Situated along a BLM road spur, this campsite is flanked by an expanse of desert Wilderness on both sides, offering an immersive and secluded natural experience. Accessible via a primitive two-track suitable for any four-wheel-drive vehicle, although larger vehicles should exercise caution due to close vegetation that may lead to scratches.

Behind the Sprawling Mounds of Red Rock

Nestled behind a substantial rock along a BLM road spur, this charming dispersed campsite unveils a picturesque setting with scenic rock formations. The site boasts a primitive stone fire ring and accommodates one or two vehicles. Excellent hiking opportunities await in close proximity, providing a delightful outdoor experience.

Easy Overnight in the Northern Arizona Woods

Discover an exceptional basecamp in a discreet clearing surrounded by majestic ponderosa pines within Kaibab National Forest. Conveniently situated just off the paved highway, this hidden gem ensures excellent privacy. Although the upper elevation may bring cold and snowy conditions in winter, the campsite provides unparalleled comfort during the summer months.

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.