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This directory contains a history of places we have personally traveled for camping and exploring throughout Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Enjoy!

Alamo Lake Wildlife Area

Arizona

La Paz County

69430 Wickenburg Road, Wenden, AZ 85357

34°15'51.6"N 113°33'26.6"W

We spend several nights here on the edge of the lake. Enjoyed listening to the water and the birds while siting by the fire. Really great spot for camping. Nice and secluded beaches and peninsulas with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A lot of fishermen in boats trolling, lake is well known for bass fishing. Looking forward to return with our kayaks. While in the area we visited the Alamo Dam and made a stop for ice-cream at the ranger store at the Alamo State Park. On our drive there we saw wild burros.

River, Fishing, Exploring, Recreation, Hiking, Lake, Desert, Camping

Anasazi Valley Petroglyphs

Utah

Washington County

3399 South Anasazi Road, Ivins, UT 84738

37°09'45.6"N 113°42'22.2"W

Recreation, Hiking, Ancient Ruins

Aztec Ruins National Monument

New Mexico

San Juan County

725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, NM 87410

36°50'04.5"N 108°00'00.8"W

Historical Landmark, Ancient Ruins

Baker Hot Springs

Utah

Juab County

Baker Hot Springs Rd, Delta, Utah

39°36'46.1"N 112°43'45.2"W

Hot Springs, Exploring

Bear Canyon Lake

Arizona

Coconino County

Bear Canyon Lake, AZ 85541

34°24'13.1"N 111°00'35.0"W

Bear Canyon Lake is one place we go most often. There are plenty of places to setup camp and lots to explore. We have never had a issue finding a spot to camp, at times can barely hear anyone around. We pass all the nearest sites near the lake and go past the powerlines where there are plenty of sites spread out. From there it is a bit of a hike to the lake, or short drive. Depending upon the season you can hear elk and coyotes in the area.

Lake, Forest, Fishing, Hiking, Camping

Bear Flat

Arizona

Gila County

189 E Springdale Dr, Payson, AZ 85541

34°17'34.7"N 111°04'57.0"W

Fishing, River, Forest, Hiking, Camping

Bradshaw City

Arizona

Yavapai County

Bradshaw City, AZ 86343

34°11'48.1"N 112°21'19.0"W

Bradshaw City was founded as a mining camp in 1863 after prospectors working on the northwest slope of Mount Wasson discovered gold. The camp began as a loose collection of tents which were soon replaced with hundreds of buildings including dance halls, restaurants, saloons, and hotels as the population inflated to around 5000 people. The town supported the Tiger Mine.

Ghost Town, Forest, Hiking, Camping

C. C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir

Arizona

Coconino County

HR33+PG Happy Jack, Arizona

34°33′16.3″N 111°11′50.7″W

Lake, Recreation, Hiking, Desert, Exploring, Fishing, Camping

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

New Mexico

San Juan County

1808 Road 7950, Nageezi, NM 87037

36°01'47.0"N 107°54'36.6"W

This Chaco Canyon Valley, high-desert landscape has long winters, short growing seasons, and marginal rainfall. Yet, it became the center of a thriving culture a thousand years ago. It was an unlikely place for a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture to take root and flourish. The grand scale of its architecture is monumental, making it a center hub for far-reaching commerce with complex community life and high levels of social organization, creating a cultural vision unlike any other seen before or since. That began in the mid 800s and lasted more than 300 years. Their descendants are the modern Southwest Indians. Many Southwest Indian people look upon Chaco as an important stop along their clans' sacred migration paths-a spiritual place to be honored and respected.

Ancient Ruins, Hiking, Historical Landmark, Camping

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Arizona

Pima County

16721 East Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641

32°03'44.7"N 110°38'03.1"W

Colossal Cave Mountain Park has cave tours, hiking & biking, trail rides, camping & picnicking, terrace Café & gift shop. The campsites are tucked among the saguaro cacti and mesquite trees in Posta Quemada canyon. These grounds consist of two large areas, El Bosquecito and La Selvilla, both have water and restrooms. Additionally there are a number of smaller areas totaling 30 individual sites. Camping is first-come, first-served. This is primitive camping. No electricity or RV hook-ups available. are located in El Bosquecito and La Selvilla.

Cave, Exploring, Camping

Courtland Ghost Town

Arizona

Cochise County

N Pearce Rd, Elfrida, AZ 85610

31°46'13.2"N 109°48'31.9"W

Ghost Town, Exploring

Domes of Casa Grande

Arizona

Pinal County

8109-7467 S Thornton Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85193

32°48'45.9"N 111°46'26.2"W

Exploring