Manning Camp
Crystal C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2018

Challenge but great views along the way

This place is one of those little places that if you are willing to work for a camping spot you will have one of the most unique experiences. Hiking to this area is a task which I wouldn't suggest for the average day camper, but for those who like an adventure it is perfect!!

The trek in we found numerous kinds of cacti scattered throughout the duration of the hike. Many flowering which made for a dramatic view along the way!!

When the scenery changes you are met with large pine trees and such a different view, it is like night and day.

The campsite itself is positioned around a scenic and historic cabin which has a great story to tell to all those who arrive. The water here is really beautiful and when you arrive, unlike some camps where you might miss the site due to lack of signs, this one will CLEARLY indicate you have arrived.

Being that this is a backcountry site you won't find a lot of amenities here but it has spectacular views along the duration of the hike in and out as well as in the space itself.

  • In the lower area of the hike in you will find a more desert look to the landscape, a sharp contrast to the upper area which is more forest like.   Makes for an amazing dramatic hike
  • Flowering cacti are everywhere til you get to the divide of vegetations