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.
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17 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Scenery
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Extended
3bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
AT&T Extended
2bars
T-Mobile 4G
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2WanderAway - Sha...
Bend, OR
31 Winnebago Sightseer
2014 Jeep Wrangler
61 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

2WanderAway - Shannon would stay here again

“Just us and the border patrol ”

Reviewed Mar 14, 2016

Overall Rating

We chose this as a stopover after Organ Pipe National Monument. It is a great quiet area with lots of camp sites all over. We stayed past the immigration warning sign, taking the road on the left and not to far from the Darby Well. Explore all the different side roads as there are lots of places to stay. The scenery was great an... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Jon

27 Jayco JayFlight
2013 Ford F250
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Jon would stay here again

“Peaceful, yet close to town”

Reviewed Mar 09, 2016

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We loved this spot!! It's close enough to the town of Ajo, yet far enough to feel like you're all alone. A few notes: Once you get to the "smuggling sign", the road turns pretty nasty. Try not to go too far. Any OHV road to your right has a handful of campsites on it, so don't pass any by. If you go too far down the road (where ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Tales From the Mu...

32 Winnebago Voyage
2005 Jeep Rubicon
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 4 miles from hwy

Tales From the Mutiny would stay here again

“Come for the Sunsets Stay for the Town”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2016

Overall Rating

We met up with some friends who were camped here while we were on our way to Organ Pipe National Monument. The area they picked was one mile from where Darby Well turns right (so about 4 miles from the highway). This is also where the dirt road appears to become unmaintained. And while it was a VERY bumpy last mile, it ended up being p... more

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1bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
Verizon 3G

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Technomadia

35 GM 4106 (1961 Bus Conversion)
2009 Mini Cooper
84 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 3/4 mile down road

Technomadia would stay here again

“Beware of Killer Rabbits”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2015

Overall Rating

What a magical magical spot. We absolutely loved it here.. so much so, that after you read this post it shall be erased from your memory. Some of the lushest desert landscaping we've encountered in the southwest, and a wonderful location. There are frequently border patrol runs, as Darby Well Rd is a main road between Ajo and t... more

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2bars
AT&T Extended
3bars
Verizon 4G

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Rich
Tucson, AZ
24 Coachmen Santara Class C 238RB
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: n/a

Rich would stay here again

“Convenient desert boondocking”

Reviewed Feb 22, 2015

Overall Rating

I'm not sure about this place as a destination. The landscape is pretty much dominated by the tailings pile from a defunct copper mine, and the rest is your basic mesquite scrub desert. It's not pristine, by any means: there's some broken glass to be wary of, and people have left junk behind; other reviewers have documented this. ... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Very sceneic desert boondocking”

Reviewed Feb 11, 2015

Overall Rating

Close to town (about 1 mile out of downtown Ajo) and about as scenic as you are going to find for desert camping. We camped 3/4 of a mile down Darby Wells Rd (before the sign mentioned in the previous review) right along the road. As expected we had a little dust from passing cars, but they were not all that common. In return, we were ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 1/27/13
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Spotty Cell Service, Beautiful Spot”

Reviewed Feb 06, 2013

Overall Rating

Darby Wells Road is a wonderful boondocking location in Ajo, AZ. There are saguaros everywhere and even some organ pipe cactus. It is one of my favorite boondocking locations to date even though there is a terrible litter problem (glass and metal waste). The 3G Verizon data connection was a little slow (even with a booster), you ha... more

Access
Location
Scenery
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T Extended
3bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Ajo (Ah-Hoe) Arizona – or just outside of Ajo – at Darby Wells BLM, is where I have moved since Mittry Lake. The 160+ mile drive is the furthest I have moved in a single day since January 1st when I...

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