Neat little place to go see the views from the rim. The Old Rim Raod gets a little busy for my taste, but being 50 yards off the road helps. The temperatures were great 70s in the day and high 40s at night. The wind starts late morning and blows pretty good until well after sun set. The camp host was very friendly and informative about the dangers of local wildlife.
This is great camping area with multiple unmarked sites available, first come basis. You do need a San Carlos Apache use permit which cost $20 per day per person over 12. Pack it all in and pack it all out. The river is close but no drinkable water on site with out filtration. Our family had 14 people camping out of 5 vehicle at our site alone. Good fishing and lots of wildlife to see. We saw a bear 50 feet across the river on out first day. Its not high in the pines, but is a good mix of Juniper, pine, ash, and Scrub Oak.