This area is such a diverse area when it comes to things to do. With Bonnie Springs just moments from where we found camping, amazing trails and BLM lands as far as you can see you have the pick of the lands when it comes to settling in for the evening.
We were close to Red Rock and Blue Diamond area which are amazing for a good day hike or some scenic landscape photography and all for absolute FREE!
Campsites are dispersed which means you won't have a lot of amenities, just the open land and the fresh air. But when you are ready to take on a challenge of living off grid for the night it is well worth it! We found a location which felt like the perfect spot for us, a little low laying vegetation to block some of the winds, overall pretty flat and great views of the vistas in the distance. We set up the tent and went on to exploring.
The one thing that does make me a bit uncomfortable sometimes about BLM is that you literally are leaving your things in the middle of nothingness which can feel a bit uncomfortable knowing no one is there to watch over it. However at this location I didn't feel like it was exposed to just any and everyone, it felt safe!
The night here was cold because we were there in February but the skies were amazing!!!! I recommend this site to anyone wanting to try a dispersed site for desert style camping.
Beware of coyotes in this area. While you can bring your pets make sure they are not left outside unattended.
Pack in and pack out your garbage, this is a public space which is available to everyone but it will not stay as such if people do not respect the land.
So we went looking for this place and wound up finding boondock central. Miles and miles of BLM land and lovely place to explore. We spent 3 nights total and will focus on the must sees. Late Night Trail head is a must see. There is a reason it is called Late Night and the views are well worth the evening hike (very easy hike, ensure you have the proper lighting). There are also several other trails to explore and this site is outside of the actual canyon so no fees at all. The bathroom is super clean, and there are tables here. The blue diamond trail will take you into a waiting little town of blue diamond. Just beyond that is Bonnie springs. Bonnie Springs does not welcome ANY dogs so we just passed on by. Like the twilight zone, we don't go places that don't like dogs.