Forest Road 553

Coconino National Forest

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FR-553 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-526-0866 928-527-3600 Official Website

GPS: 35.3555, -111.5897

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Overview of Forest Road 553

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 7,709 ft / 2,349 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Forest Road 553 3 people have reviewed this location.

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AZK
AZK
AZ
8 reviews
“This was a dumb decision....should have shown up much earlier....”

Reviewed 9/23/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: None
Overall Rating

This place is busy, constantly. Being so close to Flagstaff and the road to get up to Lockett Meadow the traffic does not stop. Lots of dust. I arrived 2pm on a Friday, all campsites at Lockett Meadow were taken, as well, nearly all the dispersed spots along the road were already taken. I won't be back, simply way too many people.

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Sands
Sands
Silver City, NM
13 reviews
“Lots of traffic, lots of dust, lots of shooting. Other than that it was OK”

Reviewed 7/12/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
RV Length: 21' (Fifth Wheel)
Overall Rating

July 2020, hot, needed a place to stay at some altitude with shade. This fit the bill for that. Good location for visiting Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, and the various pueblo/cliff dwelling ruins. Flagstaff close with all amenities. Cell signal went from LTE to zero and back in seconds, with the phone in the exact same spot the whole ... more

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Sands would stay here again

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fpoole
fpoole
Seattle, WA
20 reviews
“Very nice, further back up the road”

Reviewed 4/11/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: ??
RV Length: 24'
Overall Rating

I was surprised on this one. Last year, and this, I was looking at the Sunset Volcano camping but not opened yet, so defaulted to this. Washboarded road is a little slow and dusty, most traffic and there is a lot drives like there's a fire causing the dust. Windy at times too. Up the main road, various Rd numbers, it's a little limi... more

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fpoole would stay here again

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