Darby Well Road

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Darby Well Rd.
Ajo, AZ 85321
520-258-7200
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GPS: 32.3393, -112.8495

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 1802 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

17 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Scenery
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
AT&T Voice Only
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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5 reviews
Days stayed: 4

judyand scott would stay here again

“Very beautiful, but.......”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2018

Overall Rating

How sad so much glass. If everyone picks some up and removes with their trash maybe someday it will be clean.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
166 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Mountains, Cactus & Biking”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2018

Overall Rating

This was our second time camping on Darby Well Rd. and we loved it just as much the second time around. There are tons of spots for RVs of all sizes and the amazing views filled with mountains and saguaros can't be beat. We especially loved the endless network of 4x4 roads for hiking and biking. The smuggling signs and border patrol ar... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

lrltshw would stay here again

“Quite Happy with our stay”

Reviewed Jan 23, 2018

Overall Rating

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. We had no issues at all. We came in on Darby Wells Road, and at the sign about smuggling etc we continued straight. We went about half a mile and found a great large spot for us and our 19ft. travel trailer on the right. (There are plenty of spots before the one we found, there are many at... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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aearles
MI
30 Airstream 30FB
2015 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

aearles would stay here again

Reviewed Jun 02, 2017

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Access
Location
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Open Boondocking Near a Giant Pit Mine”

Reviewed Apr 04, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here for a week after visiting Organ Pipe Cactus NM, which is an exceptional place to see. We ended up taking the last road to your left before you get to the much talked about 'sign' which is at an intersection of other roads. We drove down our road or a bit and then tucked away down into a nice spot. I chose this spot kn... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


46 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: NA
“Too much drama!”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2017

Overall Rating

There are some nice spots especially starting about 1 mile back. About 2am our first night there was a Border Patrol bust about 400 yards from camp (helicopters and all). Second day there was a beer drinking/target shooting group nearby. Traffic all day and some all night too (patrols). Kind of a neat area, but prefer to not hike with ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
2007 Honda Toad CRV
37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: Any where you want

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Ajo Boondocking At It's Best”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2017

Overall Rating

Drove in approximately 6 miles on Darby Well Road and camped at a perfect spot large enough for two large rigs and their tow vehicles. Road was in very good condition, one or two good size ruts, but no problem. And our sites were pretty level. We had unlimited hiking opportunities, awesome views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets...a... more

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3bars
Verizon Voice Only

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The Flying Unicorn

38 Fleetwood Pace Arrow
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: Anywhere we want 😂

The Flying Unicorn would stay here again

“Beautiful Desert Camping ”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2017

Overall Rating

Beautiful area and we found a easy level site for the Moho! The dirt road in was a bit bumpy for the rig as we drove down approx 3 miles,Att was 4 bars with no problems. The scenery was beautiful but broken glass was a concern with the dogs. There was posted signage across from us about illegal crossing and activities possible beware. ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Drivin' & Vibin'

16 Fiber Stream
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Drivin' & Vibin' would stay here again

“What is Darby Well Road???”

Reviewed Feb 09, 2017

Overall Rating

Darby Well Road offers some good camping sites. We're caravanning with two other rigs (both pretty large) which limited our options, but there are many scenic sites available if you're 25feet or less. There is plenty of space for larger rigs... just not as secluded. The area has a lot of broken glass. However, it's still beautiful d... more

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2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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WinnieViews

23 Winnebago View 23J
2003 Chevy Tracker ZR2
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

WinnieViews would stay here again

“Ajo is Ah-mazing Boondocking”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2016

Overall Rating

While there are fewer open areas for boondocking along Darby Well road itself than there were a few years ago (thanks to the mining company erecting a fence along the west side of the road to keep trespassers from getting too close to the open pit remains), there are still plenty of great sites in this area. As a bonus, Verizon connec... more

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Location
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • view sites
Pets:
  • pets

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