Dispersed Camping in Coconino National Forest (Edge of the World)

34.981529,-111.791838 - Search Nearby - Added by Holly Mandarich

Free camping overlooking Sedona from the outskirts of Flagstaff

This campsite is definitely out there. You'll take a dirt road into what seems to be a thick forest.

Tell your GPS to put you on Woody Mountain Road in Flagstaff, AZ. Once you are on this road set your speedometer and follow this road for about 23 miles. Do not make any turns off of this road, there will be lots of off-shoots and places that look enticing, but if your goal is to camp on the edge, stay linear. Once you hit the 23 mile marker, you will see the trees break on your right hand side, from here this is what we call the "Edge of the World" pull off at any designated site and enjoy!

I lived in Flagstaff for three years, and this spot used to be a secret, but it has become more and more well known. On weekdays you'll have no problem finding a spot, but if you're planning to hit this on the weekend, the earlier the better! It takes about 45 minutes to reach the sites from the pavement.

The best part is it's free and the views are unreal!

Also there isn't any cell service here untill you reach the edge, so come prepared! Lastly, I'd say you'd want a 4x4 to get out here.


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Dog Friendly
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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Best camp view ever

Our car tracked at about 26 miles on 231 before we found the “break in the trees”. Boy was is worth the minor bumpy roads! It gets better later down the road with gravel and we had a corolla! Took an hour and 1/2 going slow. You pass a bunch of cattle guards, but just keep going! The road will get more into the wild looking and get narrower as you get closer to “the spot”. We got lucky and no one was there having the best free camping spot of my life! Thanks a bunch. Spent my 30th very happy! Bonus: the have a swing


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