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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.

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.

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.

Streamside in the Mountains Beyond Purgatory

Explore this primitive dispersed lower elevation campsite nestled in a valley, discreetly tucked away in a tree line just off a forest road. The site features a small stone fire ring located next to a refreshing stream, providing an excellent water source.

Sweeping View on the Threshold of Rug Road

Situated at the southern base of Rug Road on State Trust Land, this elevated dispersed campsite offers panoramic views of desert mountains and valleys to the east and west. A cost-effective annual use permit for Arizona State Trust Land is required, easily obtainable online for your convenience.

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.