Bonita Canyon Campground

Chiricahua National Monument

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East Bonita Canyon Rd.
Willcox, AZ 85643
520-824-3560
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 32.0124, -109.3543

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 25
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5369 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 29 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

13 people have reviewed this location.

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Annie
Gainesville, FL
16 Safari Condo Alto 1743
2015 Subaru Outback
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 12
“Cool place, great trails, small sites”

Reviewed May 09, 2018

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I almost hate to share this place, but two people told me I had to go there, so I'll pass along that favor and say "you have to go here" because it's simply one of the most breath-taking places I've ever hiked. Tiny campground, nothing bigger than 35 feet fits, and your site may be VERY unlevel and rocky so come prepared with block... more

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JB
La Mesa, CA
24 Lance 1985
2013 Ford F-350
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 20

JB would stay here again

“Absolutly beautiful ”

Reviewed May 02, 2018

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Make sure you make a reservation. They do have first come first spot but you must be there early in the day. It is about 30 miles to nearest gas station once your there. The trails to see the rock formations are well kept up.

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Evergreengirl
WA
Escape 19
2009 Honda Ridgeline
57 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4

Evergreengirl would stay here again

“Pretty little campground in a stunning National Monument”

Reviewed Mar 29, 2018

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First, a few things to know are that Chiricahua National Monument is about 30 miles from any services,there is no cell signal in the canyon, the campground is small and reservations are pretty much a must. We had pretty much resigned ourselves to doing a day trip from Wilcox, AZ when we were able to snag a cancellation. I did later lea... more

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Dots on a map

19 Majestic 19G
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 23

Dots on a map would stay here again

“This is a must to visit Chiricahua more than 1 day!”

Reviewed Mar 09, 2018

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The camping was very well maintained and has a lot of trees for privacy. The host was very friendly. We have a small 19ft motorhome so we did not have difficulties to park, but I can imagine some would have. There were no hookups, but water spigots were close by, and there was a grey water discharge station. It is in a canyon, so there... more

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John T

21 Coachmen Viking 21RD
75 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11

John T would stay here again

“Beautiful campground in a stunning park”

Reviewed Dec 20, 2017

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I stayed in late November. I would have stayed a week, but I could only get a reservation for 1 night. I'll be back next year! I got 50% off the nightly rate with my NPS senior pass, so I only paid $6. The campground road is narrow, and the sites are mostly short and at right angles to the road, so most sites will be difficult to get i... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4

J. Goose would stay here again

“Great Place”

Reviewed Dec 10, 2017

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Really nice campground with clean bathrooms and good water throughout the site. One of the nicest places I've stayed lately and the rest of Chiricahua is spectacular. Great hiking trails with amazing views...Beautiful. Only two small complaints... 1... There are four different kinds of skunks in the park and from time to time you wou... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 6

bfraz would stay here again

“Something for Everyone”

Reviewed Dec 02, 2017

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A couple points others have mostly overlooked: 1. There is a free shuttle from the visitors center and Campground to the top of the Chiracahua's that you can take just by signing up. From the drop off point you can either take a 4.3 mile walk known as Echo Canyon or a 7.3 mile hike known as Masi Point. 2. There IS guest wifi 24... more

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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
2007 Honda Toad CRV
37 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Hike through the pinnacles... what the Chiricahua Apache called "standing up rocks."”

Reviewed May 04, 2017

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Bonita Canyon Campground offered many scenic views of the canyon and shady sites. We noticed a number of sites that would be able to accommodate a 29' trailer and tow vehicle. Access to the campground though may be a bit dicey depending on the size, wheelbase and height of your stabilizer jacks. There is a pretty steep dip entering the... more

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S+D

25 Lance 1995
44 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6
“Great hub for exploring Chiricahua the old mining town of Bisbee, AZ”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

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We lucked out and snagged site #6 because as others have mentioned there are two large washes that you have to drive through if you want a spot other than 1-6. We might have been fine but didn't want to risk it. We actually had snow when we were there in December which of course only made the monument even more spectacular. Site #6 di... more

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
96 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1

TigerNomad would stay here again

“Stay Here! But Plan Ahead.”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2017

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Bonita Canyon is a teeny tiny campground in Chiricahua National Monument. The monument is a must see, and the campground is the perfect place to stay to experience all that Chiricahua has to offer. Bonita Canyon now works on a reservation system, and because the campground is so small they often sell out. Don't bank on showing up an... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: onsite
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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