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Top Equestrian Camping near Kaibab National Forest

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Kaibab National Forest, AZ (10)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Mather Campground — Grand Canyon National Park

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    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Overview

    Mather Campground is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. Grand Canyon is one of the most inspiring landscapes on Earth and draws over five million visitors per year to its spectacular scenery. The campground is large and can accommodate a variety of needs and comfort levels. It is the only campground within Grand Canyon Village. Scenic overlooks, the park's free shuttle bus system, the Visitor Center, the general store and hiking and biking trails are all within a few miles from the facility. The campground is at an elevation of approximately 7,000 ft. Summers are sunny with high temperatures generally in the 80s. Thunderstorms frequently occur in July, August, and early September. Fall and spring are mostly sunny and cool with the occasional snow. Weather is variable; visitors should come prepared.

    Recreation

    From the campground, campers can access the Greenway, a paved walking and biking trail that leads to scenic overlooks and the Visitor Center. The Rim Trail, a paved walking trail, is one mile away and runs for 14 miles along the edge of the canyon. Leashed pets are allowed on both trails, but are not permitted below the rim. Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon. Their trailheads are a short shuttle bus ride from the campground. The park's concessionaire also offers day and overnight mule riding trips into the canyon and along the rim.

    Facilities

    Mather Campground is a large facility with 327 campsites. Each site includes a campfire ring with a cooking grate, picnic table, parking space and room for up to three tents. There are flush toilets and drinking water spigots throughout the campground. There are no hookups available but there is a free dump station near by at Camper Services. Trailer Village, located next to Mather Campground, has hookups and can accommodate larger RVs. Almost all of the RV spaces are pull-through. Generators are NOT permitted in Pine Loop (sites 265-319).

    Natural Features

    Mather Campground lies beneath a mixture of a tall canopy of Ponderosa pine, Pinyon, and Juniper trees, providing most campsites with ample shade. The campground is one mile from the rim of the canyon. A visit to the canyon during sunrise and sunset yields spectacular views of yellow, orange, red and violet hues in the canyon walls. Layers of rock display billions of years of geologic history. Campers can take a short shuttle bus ride from the campground to the Visitors Center. Visitors can also visit Yavapai Geology Museum, where they learn about the forces that formed the canyon. Below, visitors can see the mighty Colorado River, which flows 277 miles through the bottom of the canyon. Wildlife abounds on the South Rim, including elk, mule deer, coyotes, lizards, songbirds and the endangered California condor. Although condors nest below the rim, they can be seen soaring several thousand feet above the canyon in search for carrion.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous visitor centers, restaurants, museums and shops are within a shuttle bus ride from the campground. Beyond the village, Desert View provides one of the widest views of Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert. The Desert View Watchtower displays the talent of architect Mary Jane Colter. Tusayan Ruin and Museum provide glimpses into the life of a small Ancestral Puebloan village 800 years ago. Both are within 25 miles from the campground.

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    $25 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Williams-Circle Pines KOA

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    Williams-Circle Pines KOA

    27 Reviews
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    130 Saves
    Williams, Arizona
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Fort Tuthill Luke AFB Recreation Area

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    Fort Tuthill Luke AFB Recreation Area

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    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Situated in the Coconino National Forest, Fort Tuthill is the perfect place for your family or friend getaway. As soon as you pull into the park the feeling of adventure washes over you. From the beautiful Ponderosa Pine Forest to the exceptional mountain views there is no end to the wonderment that surrounds you as you stay with us here at Fort Tuthill. Our exceptional staff is here to help you with whatever you need, from restaurant recommendations to all the happenings nearby.

    Want to bring your own tent or RV, that’s great too! We have plenty of sites for you to choose from, great rates, and water/electric hookups for the RVs. Each site has a picnic table and charcoal grill for your cooking needs. All sites are located in the back of the recreation area and are close to the hiking trails. The bathhouse and dump station on site included with rate to guest, but available to non guest for a fee. Be sure to give us a call us to ensure we have the right site for your RV! During winter, all sites are weather dependent. Please call before you reserve!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $25 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Sedona RV Park

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    Rancho Sedona RV Park

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    Sedona, Arizona

    The peaceful, tranquil setting at Rancho Sedona is unrivaled. Rancho Sedona is fully shaded by grand Sycamore and Cottonwood trees and is in the heart of town, next to beautiful Oak Creek. The park is within walking distance to galleries, shops and restaurants. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking and trout fishing all year long right from the park. In the summer enjoy swimming in the creek. Rancho Sedona is beautifully maintained and includes spacious sites, clean facilities, laundry, volleyball, fielded areas, and Free Wi-Fi and Digital Cable TV.

    Sedona is a wondrous place and we look forward to hosting you for your stay.

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    $42 - $84 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest White Horse Lake Campground
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground

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    Canyon Vista Campground

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    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Canyon Vista Campground is located near Walnut Canyon and Lower Lake Mary. This area consists of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, aspen and oak, which offer good photo opportunities, interesting geology and views of the San Francisco Peaks. The trailhead for Sandys Canyon Trail and the Vista Loop Trail are at the north end of the campground. Sandys Canyon Trail provides access into Walnut Canyon and joins the Arizona Trail. This segment of the Vista Loop Trail provides access to “The Pit” climbing area. < Previous Next > Mouse-over to pause the slide show. Click an image to open full-size in a new window.

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    $22 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Little Elden Springs Horsecamp

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    Little Elden Springs Horsecamp

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    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Overview

    Little Elden Springs Horse Camp is a campground that was created for those who love horses and enjoy riding in a beautiful landscape. Located in the Coconino National Forest of northern Arizona, the campground offers opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and wildlife viewing. The facility is very accommodating to campers and their horses and including hitching posts, plenty of space for horse trailers and access to over 30 miles of trails.

    Recreation

    Campers can access the Kachina Peaks Wilderness at the Weatherford Trail near Schultz Tank just up the road from the campground. The Mount Elden/Dry Lake Hills Trail System is also accessible right from camp and is comprised of over 30 miles of trails for all levels of horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Some of the nearby trails offer amazing views of the peaks, especially during the changing of the leaves in the fall when the aspens turn from green to gold.

    Facilities

    This campground is only available to campers with horses, and has been designed for the particular needs of equestrian campers. All 15 campsites allow easy access for vehicles pulling horse trailers and are equipped with horse-friendly accommodations. Two hitching posts are provided per site, and extra parking is available. Manure removal is the responsibility of the owners. The restroom is accessible, though there are no accessible sites. Stalls or corrals are not provided.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies near the base of Mount Elden in a lush ponderosa pine and gamble oak forest and has a view of the 12,000-ft. San Francisco Peaks. Fall foliage can be outstanding and very inviting for photography. There is a healthy population of mule deer and elk in the area that can be fun to watch and photograph when sighted. Summers are very pleasant with sunny skies, high temperatures in the 60s to 80s and occasional afternoon thunderstorms.

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    For facility specific information, please call (928) 774-9671.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Flagstaff, Arizona, has shopping, restaurants and other conveniences. Visitors can also make a quick trip down the road to the must-see Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument.

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    $30 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from 5430 Snow Bowl

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    5430 Snow Bowl

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    Flagstaff, Arizona

    We are not a traditional campground. We are a gorgeous pine tree 3 acre homestead that we are opening up for campers. Our mission is to make camping simple and affordable for those wanting to check out beautiful Flagstaff but not have to purchase all the gear. Get the kids out of the house and off the phones... all you need is your clothes, overnight bag, and food/drinks.

    We rent 2 RVs and can set up tents for those that would like to experience tent camping. The RVs are approx. 30 ft with slide and fully equipped with bedding, towels, dishes, pots/pans, and coffee maker. The RVs are spaced far apart so more privacy and quiet. Please note: we are currently not set up for you to bring along your own RV.

    We are also offering open air corral panel stalls for those who want to bring their horses. Pets welcome (must be well behaved). Availability is limited since we only have 2 units and a few tents, so book now to reserve. We are in a fabulous location close to town and all that Flagstaff has to offer, but set in the trees for the tranquility and pines.

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    $80 - $100 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Secret Canyon Camping

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    Secret Canyon Camping

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    Sedona, Arizona

    There are camping restriction in this area. Be sure to heed all warnings and restrictions before venturing out to camp in the backcountry in these areas.

    For more information, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=54892&actid=34 https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3806979.pdf The Secret Canyon Trail is of moderate length, leading into the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness. The first two miles follows an old road bed, that is fairly flat and easy going. The rest of the way, the trail meanders in and out of the canyon bottom. Vegetation varies from chaparral to mixed conifer along this typically dry water course.

    The signed trailhead is across the usually dry streambed of Dry Creek west of the parking area. The trail immediately enters Wilderness. The wide, nearly flat trail leads into the wide canyon mouth with nice views, but no shade from the desert scrub vegetation. At 2/3 mile, HS Canyon Trail branches off to the left. Continue ahead for Secret Canyon. At 2 miles, continue ahead (west) as the trail drops down to cross a drainage. It climbs gently for the next 3 miles beside the canyon drainage, frequently dipping down to cross it.

    There is shade from oak and ponderosa and nice views of red rock formations. At 5 miles, the streambed turns sharply left a short distance to an interesting "chute". Return to the trail which continues ahead, climbs sharply, then levels out. At 5.5 miles, there is a deep ravine and a series of pools in the solid rock streambed. An unmaintained trail continues on. Return by the same route for an 11 mile hike. The entire length of this hike is enjoyable and rewarding, so hike as much or as little as you'd like for the day. The trail can be very hot in summer.

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  10. Camper-submitted photo from Playa Ponderosa

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    Playa Ponderosa

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    Munds Park, Arizona

    Nestled discreetly in the scenic wilderness of Coconino National Forest, Playa Ponderosa is a rare hidden gem that has built a reputation as a premier private camping and outdoor event space in the Flagstaff area.

    Boasting 75 acres of wide open space surrounded by well-shaded camping nooks in the ancient pines, this unique property provides a much-needed respite from suburban sprawl and the modern world.

    Because Playa Ponderosa is privately owned and over 7 miles from the nearest residence, it is the perfect getaway for groups of all sorts and sizes – affording you the freedom to quietly reflect on the beauty of nature, howl like a wolf, or enjoy target shooting safely & responsibly. At 7,200 feet of elevation with in-season highs between 70 and 80 degrees – Playa Ponderosa is the ideal location for all things outdoors.

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