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11 Reviews of 6 San Carlos Campgrounds

Thomas P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2021

Be careful in the Winter months .

Probably beautiful. Had to turn around and drive all the way back. Do not go unless you have a 4x4 or are positive about the condition at the top. It was 67° in Globe this day. I have an E350 dually and I was sliding. I turned around at the sign. Was told several people in cars and trucks were…

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2019

I loved it but.....

Quiet off the beaten path place.   Switchbacks most of the way up to the area.  Wouldn’t advise a “big” rig. But once there and settled in loved it!

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Jess B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2019

Real Mountain Top View

This campground is Free. There are 17-21 sites dispersed & in groups that include cement picnic tables, metal ring fire pits, and some sites also have Bear Boxes. There are 3-4 outhouses, no running water or amenities. To get there from Globe it’s 7 miles of dirt one lane switchbacks on the…

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Michael L.
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2019

Different but nice!!!

This place is a little easier to get to than upper pinal, which is just on the other side of Pinal Mountains. This campground was set up kinda weird, but worked out good. I would definitely recommend trying this one out, and I will definitely go back. Bathrooms were clean and sites were pretty…

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Michael L.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2019

Very Small and Tight

The road in is very narrow, with alot of scrub trees hanging over the road. I have a Teardrop and it was about as big as I would take in there. No cell service, bathrooms were ok though.

Michael L.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2019

Very secluded and awesome

The trip to the top of pinal Mountains is a journey,  very cool and beautiful scenic views,  the road is not the best, especially if you don't have a higher clearance vehicle. 

Overall it is Awesome,  took an hour from Globe to the campground because speed is minimal.

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Krista Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2018

Ranger Review: Midland LXT500VP3 (Up to 24 Mile Two-Way Radios) at Pioneer Pass Campground

Campground Review

I love that there is a free campground in the pines less than 2 hours from the valley. However, I don’t love the way this campground is laid out. All of the campsites are accessed from a one lane dirt road with a lot of blind corners. The forestry service states that there…

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Krista Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2018

Ranger Review: Renogy E.LUMEN Multi-functional Flashlight at Upper Pinal Campground

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Upper Pinal campground is tiny. I’m not even kidding you… tiny. There are literally 3 campsites surrounding a 100 foot wide dirt turnaround in the center. The campground does not take reservations so it’s a long way to drive with a good chance you won’t find an open site.…

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Krista Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2018

Ranger Review: Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole at Pinal Campground

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Pinal Campground is a great little campground. We were shocked to arrive on a Saturday in March to find it completely empty. The roads to the campsites were heavily covered in pine needles and I could see it getting a bit tricky to determine where the tents were supposed to…

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Krista Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2017

Hope you have a hammock and 4 wheel drive

There is a sign at the entrance saying no vehicles over 20 ft suggested. You may find a place or two to turn around depending on your clearance but id really suggest walking in first if you have a long vehicle or anything with low ground clearance. All spots I found had a picnic table (or two) and…

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