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Streamside Retreat in the Southern Chiricahuas

Located in the Chiricahua Mountains of Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona, this primitive dispersed campsite is a hidden gem. Accessible along a dusty forest road, it comes with a stone fire ring ready for action. Despite being remote and rural, the dirt roads leading here are gentle enough for most vehicles, though a stock four-wheel drive is recommended.

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.

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.

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.

Idyllic Campsite on the Outskirts of Patagonia

Experience a convenient yet serene dispersed campsite nestled in a grassy canyon amid the rolling hills of Coronado National Forest. Located along a forest road spur, this idyllic site offers tranquility while being easily accessible. Situated about a quarter mile off a well-groomed forest road, this campsite is accessible via a gentle two-track suitable for any stock four-wheel drive vehicle.

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.

Verdant Sonoran Retreat Flanked by Mountains

Experience a stunning campsite nestled in the picturesque Sonoran desert, situated at the base of rugged desert mountains. Surrounded by towering peaks on all sides, except to the northwest, offering a panoramic view of the valley. Adorned with lovely vegetation including saguaros and organ pipe cacti, this site promises a captivating desert experience.

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.

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.

Desert Mountains on the Road to Wickenburg

Experience the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert at this private, dispersed campsite accessible by any four-wheel drive vehicle. Nestled in a rocky valley on BLM land near Wickenburg, Arizona, this hidden gem offers breathtaking mountain vistas, diverse desert flora including majestic saguaro cacti, and a glimpse into an active mine’s operations.

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.

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.

Within the Rolling Grasslands of Buenos Aires

Explore a designated dispersed campsite within the scenic Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona. Nestled in a grassy valley between mountain ranges to the east and west, and with the Mexico border to the south, this refuge boasts a vast network of gentle primitive roads, including some groomed dirt roads.

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.

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.

Camping in the Rugged Depths of Pine Canyon

Explore a wonderfully secluded dispersed campsite nestled alongside a rugged, primitive forest road. This grassy spot features a stone fire ring and ample space for one or two vehicles. Situated in a densely wooded canyon surrounded by striking desert mountains, the campsite offers a serene retreat with an idyllic stream just a short walk away.

Discreet and Peaceful in a Grove of Palo Verdes

Discover a secluded campsite on BLM land in the Sonoran Desert, easily accessible via a short drive up a mild two-track off a western road spur. This spot, occasionally used by others, presents a serene environment, potentially linked to mining activity. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of desert mountains, the location offers tranquility and breathtaking views.

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.

Shady Nook on the Precipice of Mount Graham

Discover an exceptional dispersed campsite on Mount Graham within the Coronado National Forest, standing out as a preferred choice for its ideal blend of scenic beauty and privacy. Nestled in a flat, sandy clearing against a picturesque tree line, this site offers a serene escape.

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.