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Ridge Overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Range

Perched on a ridge in the San Isabel National Forest, this charming primitive campsite offers breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west. Encircled by stunning aspens, the site provides a picturesque setting for a memorable outdoor experience. The stone fire ring adds a rustic touch, perfect for cozy campfires under the stars.

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.

Perched Over a Painted Valley Near Escalante

Nice! A stunning designated dispersed campsite perched on the edge of a cliff near Escalante, Utah. The site offers an excellent view of an otherworldly landscape of red rock and sandstone to the east. Equipped with a primitive stone fire ring, it’s perfect for adventure seekers. Plenty of hiking opportunities and four-wheel drive touring nearby.

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.

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.

On a Sunny Ridge in Coronado National Forest

Discover a scenic campsite nestled within the vast grasslands of Coronado National Forest, offering panoramic views of rolling hills and grassy canyons in every direction. Situated atop a ridge at the end of a short forest road spur, the site overlooks a picturesque valley to the north.

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.

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.

Misty Mountaintop Clearing Beyond Eugene

Explore a dispersed campsite nestled in a spacious gravel clearing on a mountain just outside Eugene, Oregon. This site, located within a BLM parcel, boasts a sprawling valley to the east and a dense wooded area to the west, offering a unique blend of open space and temperate rainforest atop a coniferous mountaintop.

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.

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.