About 20 minutes outside Flagstaff, past the "luxury resort" gated communities, up the mountain, is a well-maintained though narrow hard gravel road with many dispersed campsites right off of it. Many of the sites are suitable for even large rigs, with space to turn around.
Earlier reviews complained about the dust. There is dust, lots of it, right off the road in the turnoffs. But we found it quite simple to drive in a little further where the ground is a carpet of pine needles, soft, fragrant, and no dust at all.
We are here in late October three days before the temperature is scheduled to plummet and the place will be covered in snow, but it's in the 70s now.
Very usable two bars of Verizon, one bar AT&T. This probably varies depending where you set up.
The only downside to the place are the gunshots in the distance. Lots of shots, so probably not hunters, or else really bad ones. Not sure if that's a common occurrence.
Many great spots off of main road (180). I have stayed here multiple times and will be back again soon. Close to lava river cave and humphreys peak. Awesome view of the stars at night.
We pulled in on a Saturday in Late August for a lunch break and to scope out a future camp spot. This looks like a great place for this time of year. There were a scattering of trailers and class A RVs, some tents, and free range cattle roaming through the sites. We look forward to staying another time.
This was a great spot for a quick night of camping. My friend and I were able to drive out, as the road is very well maintained, and set up camp right off the road. We were lucky to get a spot with a beautiful view of Humphreys. I highly recommend this spot if you need to get away for a night!
We came out in our van on a Saturday around 5:30pm. Lots of spots open and we ended up at one right off the road- that was a mistake. The road is very well maintained and smooth and so cars drive really fast down the road creating so much dust!! We regret not following one of the side roads to find a spot away from the road more. We were sneezing and felt pretty dirty from the dust by the time we left the next morning. We could see two other groups from where we were, but we were in a van so we can’t hear any noise at night so that was fine! And it felt like we were far enough away too. Not sure if there were lots of ATVs or off-road vehicles on the road at night because, again, we can’t hear anything when we’re sleeping in the van. Overall we will probably be back but definitely we will not park right off the road again. It looked like even some people parked off the road about 400-500 feet were getting dusty too, just not as dusted as we were. I had Verizon cell phone service the whole time!
This camping area has lots of sites, lots of campers, and lots of atv's. The road in is narrow and graveled and most sites are fairly close to the road. Being so close to Flagstaff, I feel a lot of people come out here from town to ride and play. It is VERY dusty from all the traffic and offroaders, and there are people target shooting in multiple spots and partying late into the am.
Stoked to find this easy spot. This was a night I waited a little too long to find a spot. The road was really well maintained, hardly any neighbors and plenty of trees for seclusion.
Road is well maintained, plenty of dispersed camping spots. We have a 26 ft class c RV and there was plenty of spots for us. There were a lot of ATVs and dirt bikes which were pretty noisy but other than that this place was great. Verizon and ATT both have cell service. 1-2 bars of LTE.
This Area is nice for a nice weekend get away the area is 15 min away from the city! Is got open camping spots and there is good space between them! There is a shooting range near by! Definitely coming back!
Picturesque forest boondocking not far from Flagstaff off of highway 180. Turn onto Forest Road 222 and take the first road on the right. Plenty of "campsites" with existing fire rings and places to park and set up a tent.
There were less than 10 groups in this entire area over Memorial Day Weekend.
Got a little cold at night since it's at decent altitude.
Would definitely stay here again