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We loved camping in Arizona. You can camp anywhere on the BLM Lands (Bureau of Land Management) of Arizona . Just make sure you clean up after yourselves and your horses. Our first nights camping in Arizona were spent at a campsite just north of Wikiup AZ on hwy 93 at Burro Creek Campsite. We camped for a week up in behind the Rodeo grounds on BLM lands in Wickenburg . You can camp at the rodeo grounds too in the campsite there are 3 RV sites with corrals at the end. We spent 2 weeks this year camped at a trail head in this area called Sophie's Flat . We also had a great camp site past Sophie's out on the BLM land too and the sunsets where unbelievable. Great riding through the dried river beds and through the canyons. Wickenburg is a cute little horsy town with great artsy shops. Another great place to camp is in the Arizona State Parks .. Catalina State Park has great corrals for the horses and the riding is great the cost is $15 per Rig horse are free Maximum stay of 14 days. Corrals are first come first serve. Most Arizona National Forests you can camp in for free but you must by a pass to stop in any of them. You can camp up in Cave Creek at the Bronco Trailhead , they have 6 or 7 corrals and riding in every direction. We camped just south of Sedona in the Coconino National Forest between the beautiful red rocks.

 

Picture of me above on the Fay Canyon trail in Sedona

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APACHE JUNCTION, AZ


King Stables
at the base of Superstition Mountain
Ph: 480/671-5308 or 480/201-7637 or email kingstable@Q.com
Facilities: 30 RV site and hook ups. Corrals, round pen, sand ring. Ride right off the property into the Lost Dutchman state park. This is a great place have stayed here twice but now you must book for at least 3 months.

Goldfield Ghost Town
4650 N. Mammoth Mine Road. We have stayed here a few times now and it feels like home here. Friendly owners and staff. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY BLOG ON GOLDFIELD
Goldfield, Arizona 85219
480-983-0333 http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com/


OK Corral Stables
at the foot of Superstition Mountain
PO Box 528
Location: 2655 E. Whiteley (Hwy 60 - N. Tomahawk Rd. Exit N. 5 m.)
Ph: 480/982-4040
Web: www.okcorrals.com
Facilities: 20 - 12x24 outdoor pipe corrals, alfalfa hay, 100 x 200 arena. 12 spaces for full camper hookup. Many motels within 3 m.

 

 

BOUSE,AZ

BS RANCH -Bob & Susan Walter
Bsranchaz.com PO Box 784
Bouse, AZ 85325
928.851.2247 or susanwalter.bsranchaz@gmail.com
Bob 517.449.5027 or
Susan 517.449.5102 FB Page https://www.facebook.com/BSRANCHAZ

 

CAMP VERDE, AZ

Jackpot Ranch
2025 Reservation Loop Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Tel: 928-300-5490
E-mail: earthjoynow@commspeed.net
Web Site: http://www.jackpotranch.org

Another great place in the Camp Verde Valley is Dead Horse State Park. We stayed there for a few nights in March 2013. Super riding and they just added a horse camp with 4 corrals. Read my blog about the area. Well we were in this area we also camped out in the BLM lands and rode to the red rocks out side Sedona. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BLOG ON VERDE VALLEY

CASA GRANDE AZ


Pinal County Fairgrounds
Mail To: PO Box 3110, Casa Grande AZ 85222
PH: (602) 723-5242

 

CAVE CREEK, AZ

Full Circle Ranch Bed & Breakfast Inn, Sherrie Sheldon
40205 N 26th Street
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Tel: 623 742-0390
E-mail: info@fullcircleranchaz.com
Web Site: http://www.fullcircleranchaz.com

 

Cave Creek has a few great trails heads and some you can camp at. Bronco Trailhead above Cave Creek has corrals and dry camping with a 14 day limit. We did camp for a couple nights at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area ,CLICK HERE TO SEE BLOG.

 

FLAGSTAFF, AZ

 

MCS Stables
8301 S. Hwy 89A
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel: 928-774-5835
E-mail: info@mcsstables.com
Web Site: http://www.mcsstables.com
Facilities: As the premier Horse Motel & Boarding facility in Flagstaff,

 

FLORENCE AZ

Gotno Morgan Guest Ranch, LLC, Ben & Deb Smith
P.O. Box 2854
Florence, AZ 85232
Tel: 520-868-2351
E-Mail: gotno@cgmailbox.com
Web Site: http://www.gotnomorganranch.com

KINGSMAN, AZ

Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel
HC 30, Box 100
Kingman, AZ 86401
Tel: 800-270-1332 or 928-757-3336
E-Mail: lonerider@blakeranchrv.com
Web Site: http://www.blakeranchrv.com

Mohave County Fairgrounds
2600 Fairgrounds Blvd, Kingman, Arizona 86401, United States
+1 928-753-2636 ‎
mcfafairgrounds.org

PEARCE AZ

Lazy Horse Ranch - 3651 East Doe Ranch Rd.
502-221-0722 Pearce, AZ 85625

SCOTTSDALE, AZ


Rio Rancho Verde
14307 E. Hawknest Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
ph: 480 227 0568
fax: 480 513 8201
http://www.rioranchoverde.com
E-mail: carmela@rioranchoverde.com Facilities: Beautiful 40 acre ranch, located on the Tonto National Forest,

 

SEDONA, AZ

Horse Mesa Ranch, Bee Gordon
200 Horse Ranch Road
Sedona, AZ 86351
Tel: 928-284-1610
E-mail: bee@horsemesaranch.com
Web Site: http://horsemesaranch.com Great place to overnight your horses and ride right out of. Minutes from the heart of Sedona. CLICK HERE TO READ MY BLOG AND REVIEW

 

There is an area you can camp on the BLM in Sedona. Click here to read Blog

 

SURPRISE AZ

 

HORSE MOTEL - 31637 N 169th ave. Surprise Az. 85387 Az. # 623-546-5789 or text 250-334-6576- We just have power & water hook-up @ our home. We have lots of room here but only have 3 for power & water & 6 more for just water & lots of room for dry camping. Arena & round pen.

TOMBSTONE, AZ

 

Tombstone Livery Stable
PO Box 27
Tombstone, AZ. 85638
Telephone:
520-457-3559
E-mail:
tombstonelivery@msn.com Facility - There just a couple miles outside of the Town of Tombstone. A safe distance away for the gunfights at the OK corral.LOL Bring your horses there is lots of riding with a mare motel , cabins and campsites. Rent by day, week or month.http://www.tombstonelivery.com/ This year(2013) we stayed at Tombstone Livery stables for 2 nights. Get owners very friendly and accommodating. You can ride right into town from their farm. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BLOG AND REVIEW

 

In 2014 we also rode in the Dragoons just outside of Tombstone VISIT THE BLOG FOR MORE DETAILS

TUCSON,AZ

Catalina State Park
PO Box 36986, 11570 N. Oracle Road
Directions: I-10, exit 240 (Tangerine Road), east 12 miles to Hwy 77, turn south and go 1 mile. Park is in foothills of Catalina Mtns.
Facilities: 8 - 12x12 pipe corrals, no feed/hay but feed store within 5 miles. Must stay with horse, trailer parking available, showers; open 24 hrs./day, ranger security 24 hrs/day. Access to Coronado National Forest, known for wildlife, trails for riding.
Rates: $10/per vehicle. Motels within 6 miles. READ MY BLOG ON CATALINA

Rocking M Ranch, Louis and Pam Mindless
6265 N Happy Trail
Tucson, AZ 85743
Tel: 520-744-2457
E-mail: mindes@frontiernet.net
Web Site: http://www.rockingmranch.net
Facilities: Private Bed & Breakfast only 4 miles from I-10. Trail ride from the property, overnights ok (current health papers and negative Coggins required for out of state horses). Pipe corrals with shade and auto waterers. Visit our web site for more information.
Location: 4 miles from Ina Road and I-10 in northwest Tucson adjacent to Saguaro National Park.

ALSO IN THE AREA- HAY CREEK here is a link to our FB page with more info

WICKENBURG

Simpson Ranch -928) 684-5502
503 S Tegner St
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Constellation Park by the Rodeo Grounds is a facility that is constantly improving. Each year the Town adds something to better the facility for renters, contestants and spectators. It is located off US-60 north on Constellation Road.

Sophie's Flat Trail head- out on the BLM lands
Constellation Road 3.2 miles to Blue Tank Road
Wickenburg, AZ 8539 CLICK HERE TO READ MY ONE OF MANY BLOGS ON SOPHIE'S FLAT there are also directions on the blog how to get there.

 

Hospitality RV Park & Boarding Stable
Jan & Paul Sullivan
51802 Hwy 60 (2 m. S. of Wickenburg on Hwy 60)
PH: 928-684-2519 Fax: 928-684-0148
Email: horspitality@hotmail.com
Facilities: 70 outdoor pens, 20 covered, large arena

 

 

Burro Creek Campsite is also a great area to ride from for a day or two READ MY BLOG FROM 2012

FORESTRY OR STATE PARK CAMPING WITH HORSE SITES

Little Elden Springs Horse Camp- The elevation is 7,200 ft.- The campground, for horse/mule campers only, is located at the base of Mt. Elden in Ponderosa pines and Gambel oaks with a high grassy
understory. Built for and by horse lovers, most sites have an area
for a portable corral and all are equipped with highlines.
The trail system will satisfy the novice as well as the expert
equestrian. SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 1 through October 12

TRAILS
A trail connects the campground to a network of riding trails
(Mt. Elden/Dry Lake Hills Trail System) on Mt. Elden. Besides
horses, the trail system also accommodates hikers and mountain
bikers. Contact Peaks District Ranger Office for information and
maps.

 

Lockett Meadow- The elevation is 8,600 ft.-The campground, comprised of a large loop encircleing Lockett Meadow, is rustic offering views of the San Francisco Peaks. Aspen trees are
throughout and surround Lockett Meadow. Excellent hiking opportunities,
into the heart of an ancient volcano from Lockett Meadow via the Inner
Basin Trail, are offered. A must day trip is to the Sunset Crater National
Monument, about 5 to 6 miles from the campground. Wildlife sightings, such
as bear, elk, porcupine, and hennit thrush, can be expected at this campground.
Because of the abundance of Aspen, fall colors should be a delight. Besides
old Aspen trees, there are also Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The views from
the campground are breathtaking. Although there are no grilles, each campsite
has a fire ring. The campground is pack it in, pack it out.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

TRAILS
Inner Basin Trail #29 (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 2 miles
Waterline Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 3 miles
accesses a network of trails

 

Cunningham Camp and Public Corrals-The elevation is 9,000 ft.The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains in a stand of Aspen and Douglas firs, offers a rustic camping experience. There
are four contiguous pipe stalls for horses located in the center of a
turn-around loop. Other than the stalls, there are no horse facilities,
including stock water, in the campground. It is a good location for
horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent

TRAILS
Grant Hill Loop #322 - 4.2 miles
Cunningham Loop Trail #310 - 5.6 miles
Grant Creek Trail #305 - 5.5 miles
All trails are foot, horse and mountain bike

 

Groom Creek Horse Camp-The elevation is 6,000 ft.-Only campers with horses are permitted in the campground. There are three loops - A through C. The sites are spacious in a
mixture of Live oaks and Ponderosa pines. There are watering
troughs on each loop and a tether line at each site. Most of the
sites are pull throughs which will accommodate most any RV or
horse trailer.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 30 through November 1.

TRAILS
Groom Creek Horse Camp Trail #307 (loop) - 9 miles
Inter Loop #383 (loop) - 2 miles

Above trails are for horse, mountain bike and foot travel.

Los Burros Campground- The elevation is 8,000 ft.-The campground is pack it in, pack it out and is the former siteof the Los Burros Ranger Station, which was built about 1909.
The Ranger's house and barn are all that remain. There are
several corrals for horses. Sites are large and widely scattered
and located next to a large meadow. Campground has the "circle
your wagons around the fire" feel. It is rustic and attractive
with a grassy understory. There is gas, limited groceries and a
casino in Hon-Dah, about 4 miles west on State Rt. 260 (from
Vernon Rd.). Although used by equestrian campers, it is not
designated just for their use.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Open all year, weather permitting. Restrooms open only from
May 1 through October 31.

TRAILS
Los Burros Trail (horse, foot & mountain bike) - 13 miles This trail accesses the White Mountain Trail network.

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