Category : Arizona

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Blake Ranch Kingman Arizona

We drove south from Valley of Fire State Park through Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) to Kingman, Arizona. We like to drive through the Lake Mead NRA instead of through Las Vegas as it makes for a beautiful, quiet, peaceful drive. We love it there.   We continued east  on I-40  past Kingman for about 15 miles to the …

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Mexican Hat Utah

  The View Lodge The View Lodge is inside the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park  which costs $20 to enter.  The fee is a day use fee which provides you access to The Lodge, Visitors Information, the restaurant, and the infamous Valley Drive.   Valley Drive – Monument Valley The Valley Drive is a 17 mile drive though Monument Valley …

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Wukoki Ruins Wupaki National Monument Arizona

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center The visitor’s center is across the street from Bonito Campground and within easy walking distance. It is a small facility but filled with interesting facts and a short movie about the volcano.   Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument After you depart the visitor’s center you are in the park with various stops along …

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Bonito Campground Flagstaff Arizona Site 18

Camping at 7,000 feet is a perfect way to escape the summer heat of southern Arizona! The Bonito Campground is a National Forest campground, first come first serve, next to Sunset Crater National Monument. It is a lovely setting with 44 sites, most of which are back-in or pull along. The campground is described as heavily used but it was …

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Bartlett Lake Marina Arizona

Bartlett Lake is in the Tonto National Forest about 23 miles east of Carefree, Arizona. It is the 2nd largest lake in the Phoenix area behind Lake Pleasant and is about 2 or 3 times the size of Saguaro and Canyon Lakes. There is a day use fee and boat launch fee and the National Parks Interagency Pass can be …

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Cave Creek Regional Park

  We left Quartzsite and headed on I-10 east to Hwy 60 via Aguila and Wickenburg over to Carefree Hwy in Cave Creek. We were planning to head back to Cave Creek Regional Campground for another few weeks of hiking and visiting friends and family AND rotate camp sites! We continue to return to this campground because we are in …

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Quartzsite Arizona

  Quartzsite offers a variety of RV parks and boondocking areas where you could try a different area every time you visited and never stay at the same place twice (well, almost). The boondocking areas have both short term and long term visitation. Two of the BLM areas, Plomosa Rd and Hi Jolly, offer free camping for up to 14 …

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Hi Jolly BLM Quartzsite Arizona

Boondocking at it’s finest …. in Quartzsite! We have boondocked all over the Quartzsite area with the last being Plomosa Rd BLM. This time we decided to check our Hi Jolly BLM which is about 3 miles north of I-10 to the east of Hwy 95. The road on Google Maps is called Rd 244 which runs east. As soon …

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Phoenix Arizona Christmas Lights Displays

We continue to stay at this park abiding by the rule whereby you can only stay 14 days in a site and then you have to move so off we move. The sites are always nicely maintained and have site privacy and great views but in the winter time these sites can be hard to come by unless you have …

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Usery Mountain Regional Park Mesa Arizona

We are back to the home of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and the Peach Faced Love Birds. We have encountered both of these here before and have lived to tell about it (more so because of the rattlesnake, not the Love Birds). We enjoy this campground and the hiking trails and the great views.   Campground: Usery Mountain Regional Park …

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