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Wing Mountain Dispersed Camping

3 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Looking for a camping spot in the woods with easy access to some of the Flagstaff area's fantastic trails and recreation opportunities along US 180? The Wing Mountain area southwest of the San Francisco Peaks offers fantastic dispersed camping along Forest Roads (FRs) 222 and 171, suitable for…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Electric Hookups
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Wing Mountain Dispersed Camping

Ratings Breakdown

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Jef E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Great area if you don't mind a little noise

Turning onto FS-222 is probably the worst part of the road that we experienced. Decent gravel with some slight washboard. There are practically infinite camping spots out here, big rigs included.

We had checked out two other sites in the Flagstaff area before landing here. We liked the selection…

Month of VisitJuly
Jef E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Great area if you don't a little noise

Turning onto FS-222 is probably the worst part of the road that we experienced. Decent gravel with some slight washboard. There are practically infinite camping spots out here, big rigs included.

We had checked out two other sites in the Flagstaff area before landing here. We liked the selection…

Month of VisitJuly
Elisabeth Q.
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2021

FR164B

The rest of the roads were closed due to the snow, but this was open and beautiful! A little muddy, but there are hiking trails on location that lead to a beautiful meadow view! With the 4WD we were comfortable going further up the road, in case we encountered mud, but a few small cars and large…

Location

Wing Mountain Dispersed Camping is located in Arizona

Directions

Flagstaff to Forest Road 222 via US 180 (map): Drive north on US 180 for 8.7 miles. Turn left on FR 222 (1.3 miles past Snowbowl Road). The dispersed camping area begins here and extends most of FR 222 (6.5 miles), and along FR 171 between FR 222 and FR 222A (to the south). Flagstaff to Forest Road 171 via I-40 (map): Drive east on I-40 for 10 miles from the I-17/I-40 interchange. Take exit 185 toward Belmont. Turn right onto Transwestern Road, then left on Brannigan Park Road. Drive for 0.8 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 171. Drive 1.1 mile to the southern end of the dispersed camping area at the junction of FR 171 and FR 222A. The dispersed camping area extends up FR 171 for two miles to FR 222, and most of the lenghth of FR 222. There are also additional dispersed camping corridors along FR 171 north of FR 222 in the Lava River Cave area.   Click on map thumbnail to open a larger view in a new window  [PDF, 4.2 MB]: [Map of dispersed camping areas in the Wing Mountain area](http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd557744.jpg)  

Coordinates

35.269523 N
111.742766 W

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About This Campground

Looking for a camping spot in the woods with easy access to some of the Flagstaff area's fantastic trails and recreation opportunities along US 180? The Wing Mountain area southwest of the San Francisco Peaks offers fantastic dispersed camping along Forest Roads (FRs) 222 and 171, suitable for tents, campers, and recreational vehicles.

Wing Mountain is a prominent cinder cone volcano located approximately six miles southwest of the San Francisco Peaks, rising to an elevation of 8,560 feet. The mountain is surrounded by ponderosa pine forest on fairly level terrain at approximately 7,600 feet. 

FR 222 and FR 171: Easy to navigate, with fairly smooth, wide dirt roads offering areas where you may pull your vehicle and rig up to 300 feet off the road (refered to as "camping corridors" on the Motor Vehicle Use Map). Western end of FR 222A (between FR 171 and FR 519): Easy to navigate and offers areas suitable for everything from tents to recreational vehicles. _ Warning:  there is a section of FR 222A that _requires high clearance and four wheel drive where it crosses a burned section of forest.  Northern end of FR 222A (near FR 222) and western end of FR 9001P (near FR 171): These roads are narrower and rougher, and more suited to tent or small trailer camping.  

Nearby Attractions and Activities

Distances and estimated driving times from the junction of US 180 and Forest Road 222:

Arizona Snowbowl: 8 miles, 16 minutes Humphreys, Aspen Loop, and Kachina trailheads (at the Snowbowl): 8 miles, 16 minutes Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail: 11.5 miles, 13 minutes Bismarck Lake Trail: 13.5 miles, 22 minutes Arizona Nordic Village: 7.8 miles, 10 minutes Red Mountain Trail: 23 miles, 27 minutes Slate Mountain Trail: 24 miles, 40 minutes Lava River Cave: 10.5 miles, 20 (via FR 245) to 30 minutes (via FR 222)  

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