Los Burros is located at the edge of a beautiful meadow and is characterized by aspen trees scattered throughout the area. This campground is also the site of a former Forest Service Ranger Station with an old barn and a corral that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This is a very small campground with only half a dozen or so spaces. There was a corral near one of the sites for horses. On the way in we passed an entire heard of cattle right next to the road. There is also 2 historic buildings from the ranger station. Each site has a picnic table and a metal fire pit with grill. There were plenty of 5th wheels in the area and the road wasn't bad (no hook ups though). One side of the campground opens to a beautiful clearing (pictured below) and the other side is a dense wood. This is also the location of the Los Burros trailhead. By far the cleanest vault bathroom I've been in.
Los Burros was a beautiful little spot, tucked away in the pines near Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. There are at least two camping spots that include a fenced in area for your horses to stay. There is a trailhead right in the campground (Los Burros Trail) that is moderate/easy and perfect for an afternoon or morning hike. There was cattle in the fields just about 1/2 a mile up the trail, but they didn't seem to mind the hikers/mountain bikers. Free range horses were in the fields across from the campground when we stayed and they paid us a visit during breakfast - they seemed to be well acquainted with people and were not scared to come right up to our truck and our tent, but they were easily scared away by tossing a few small rocks around where they were. Each campsite is complete with a fire ring with a grill cover. Overnight the site was very quiet, which was surprising because the campground was full - it seemed like most people staying here were planning on staying more than 2 or 3 nights and were pro-campers.