For a lot of people, close to town might be a good thing. For us it meant that we could hear the main road all night but we were in a scenic spot. It says there is a toilet but we didn’t find it.
We are here for camping because we wanted to go to town for a real meal (sorry mountain house!) and didn’t want to drive back to Bisti but there were no campsites found online near Shiprock.
We pulled into the first site and it was full of garbage. Like a dumpster exploded.
We drove father down and found a spot in the wash. We know it’s not ideal in most camping scenarios to be in a wash. But there was 0 chance of precipitation.
Our site ended up great as long as you don’t mind sunset sounds of people heading back towards their camps for the night. The size of the area makes it seem more secluded that it is. The site was large and there are many places to pull off and camp at night out here.