Question about Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping

The Cappy's

The Cappy's asked on 4/16/2023

How far is the “rough” road in before the cattle grate? Thanks.

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The Cappy's
The Cappy's
SD
34' Grand Design Reflection 318RST
Dodge RAM 3500 DRW diesel
127 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2023:

Thanks all. We were not able to access this area on April 17 with a 34’ 5th wheel as the road was impassable due to very muddy conditions. A truck was stuck waiting for a tow.
Rob
Rob
NV
30' Thor Motor Coach 2013 Thor ACE 29.2
8 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2023:

At least 1/4 - 1/2 mile off the main road. In the wet or just after season it can get pretty ruddy especially past the cattle guard. There are a few open camping areas prior to that, but not as private or developed.
Mike
Mike
Florence, AZ
20' Coachmen Freedom Express
Ford F-150 Supercrew 4X4
5 reviews

Answered on 4/17/2023:

This road is graded/maintained seasonally (usually in the spring). I have been multiple times and not experienced any rough road along Rim Road (300).
borntobenomadic
borntobenomadic
Las Vegas, NV
22' Heartland North Trail
Ram 1500
61 reviews

Answered on 4/17/2023:

I have not known that road to be very rough. Just primitive.
2 reviews

Answered on 4/17/2023:

It took us about 1 stressful hour - We remember it being about 1/2 mile. The ranger recommended we don't drive it, but we tried it anyway. Depending on the size of your rig it might be worth it. Our rig is 40'
Dan
Dan
IL
23' Lance Squire 8000
Ford F350
11 reviews

Answered on 4/17/2023:

It has been 4 years since I was there, but from what I remember it was less than a mile. The fence separating the national park and national forest is visible on google maps and the cattle guard is at the fence.
gizella
gizella
Sioux Falls, SD
31 reviews

Answered on 4/17/2023:

It’s probably less than a mile as I recall. And wasn’t all that bad - just go slow. Excellent boondocking sites along the road.