Harshaw Road Dispersed Camping - San Rafael Canyon
jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2022

San Rafael Valley Rd

I was looking for camping on Harshaw Rd and mistakenly took the primitive rd San Rafael Valley Rd and found some great large campsites and group sites along this road. We were able to tow our 36’ fifth wheel up here with no problem as this road seems to be regularly maintained. A couple times while here in January we had hunters or trail riders with their horses park in our group site for a few hours, but they were always polite and we are in a group site so it’s fair game to others. Otherwise, we were alone here in a large site. We are near a ranch so sometimes we hear dogs barking there and truck noise, but not bad. There’s a wash behind our site that I walk the dogs in. The road does have traffic but it rarely bothered us. You also see a lot of mountain bikers up and down the road. We are 8 miles or about 20 minutes from downtown Patagonia which has a few little shops and restaurants as well as gas and propane though things seem to be a bit more expensive here. If you drive to the top of the hill you will be rewarded with great 360 views and if you hang a right at the top there are more campsites up there. I had one bar with Verizon and AT&T coverage is also decent. Not the fastest for internet, but it works. A very small amount of trash around and we felt safe. You will see cows and a bull wandering through your campsite so watch your pets.

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