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Secluded Desert Campsite Between Two Cities

Located deep in the desert backcountry between Tucson and Phoenix, this secluded campsite on State Trust Land offers privacy and tranquility. Accessible from the east by any stock four-wheel drive vehicle, vans or oversize vehicles can navigate the dry conditions to reach this lightly used dispersed site.

Papago Mountain Campground in Cabeza Prieta

Welcome to this awesome camping area just off El Camino del Diablo. Located near the eastern end of the route in Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a spacious spot with plenty of room to set up shop. Featuring picnic tables and stone fire rings—perfect for grilling some burgers and watching the sunset.

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.

Notch Canyon Overlook on El Camino del Diablo

Explore this primitive campsite perched atop a scenic notch over a canyon. It is accessible via a two-track offshoot, and overlooks a vast stretch of the Sonoran Desert to the southwest. this spot offers a unique vantage point with a distant view of the border wall on the horizon. The site features a small stone fire ring and can accommodate two vehicles.

Flat Cement Slab Deep in the Sonoran Desert

Discover a dispersed hilltop campsite near the ruins of an old mine, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Set atop a cement slab, it feels like camping on a patio, with lush desert vegetation adding to the scenic charm.

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.