Indian Bread Rocks

BLM

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South Happy Camp Canyon
Bowie, AZ 85605
928-348-4400
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GPS: 32.2386, -109.5001

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4181 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

32 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Extended
3bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
AT&T 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G
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Drivin' & Vibin'

16 Fiber Stream
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Drivin' & Vibin' would stay here again

“Peaceful & Great Hiking”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

Overall Rating

Indian Bread Rocks is the ideal boondocking location for us. It has beautiful scenery, easy access to hiking and peace & quiet. AT&T and Verizon work great. T-Mobile was very fickle with its 4G connectivity. Big rigs should stay to the front of the area near the picnic tables and vault toilet. Even with our 16-foot camper, I woul... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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


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RobertT
Saanichton, BC, Canada
24 Itasca Navion iQ
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Open plan

RobertT would stay here again

“Great short stay venue”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2017

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Weather was against us or this spot could rate higher, 7 miles in on good road, tucked up against the rock formations. Exceptionally peaceful, nothing for miles around a wonderful place to sit out a storm, we will return in the future and make much more of the surrounding geography. Just a side note but it was the first time I have se... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon Extended

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Road it up

35 Bluebird Wanderlodge 1984
1987 Volkswagon Vanagon Syncro Wesfalia
81 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Road it up would stay here again

“The perfect BLM!”

Reviewed Dec 14, 2016

Overall Rating

What an awesome place! We loved everything about it. We were alone (middle of the week) and went to explore the beautiful rocks right by the site. Such fun scrambling. We could hike there all day. There is a nice day area with tables and wood-fired BBQ, a clean outhouse and gorgeous campsites in the middle of beautiful boulders. We fol... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Dave'n'Kim
Rio Dell, CA
27 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck
29 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A

Dave'n'Kim would stay here again

“Beautiful And free Hidden Gem!”

Reviewed Apr 21, 2016

Overall Rating

I echo the excellent review by CampyTrails, very detailed and correct about the approach, what to do on arrival vs size of RV, etc. We LOVED this place and decided within minutes of arriving to stay a 2nd night! We had a 28ft Fifth wheel and, although we did start to scope out the dirt track road leading further west from the car par... more

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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Chris&David would stay here again

“A great boondocking experience in the rocks”

Reviewed Feb 23, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a stunning location, and on good roads not far from Bowie. We found a nice spot under an oak tree at the base of rocks around the corner from the picnic table area where the vault toilet is located. A fair amount of trash was left behind by others. A bag of cheerios, eggshells, plastic bags, food packaging. Jeez people!. Th... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

joyce would stay here again

“a very nice experience ”

Reviewed Feb 14, 2016

Overall Rating

1st let me say,,I drove too far back and manages to get my truck all scratched up,,totally my fault,,,,there's only a,few turn around areas for rigs over 30 feet,,,so just pick a spot close to beginning near the bathroom,,,do not go over 2 miles in after bathroom or your rig will get scratched...that said. I loved it there...beautiful ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
3bars
T-Mobile 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G

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CampyTrails
Huntington Beach, CA
30 Airstream Sovereign
2010 Dodge Ram 2500
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: N/A

CampyTrails would stay here again

“Star Gazing, Privacy and Decent Boondocking”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2015

Overall Rating

It is easy to miss the turn for Indian Bread Rocks from the I-10 Business Route (we did.. twice). Turn at the sign indicating the direction for Ft. Bowie. Keep your eyes peeled for the turn onto the dirt road named Happy Camp Canyon (it is marked with a street sign). The dirt road to the Indian Bread Rocks recreation area is decent.... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
108 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Rock scrambling at its best!”

Reviewed Mar 15, 2015

Overall Rating

So many rocks to scramble on, so little time! Our kids had a blast here. We drove down the road as far as you could possibly go and found a nice little spot tucked in next to some rocks. It was fantastic! We had to use a shovel to dig down and level, but we managed to make it work. Beautiful views from on top of the rocks! We also like... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
“Cow patties and big rocks, booyah!”

Reviewed Mar 08, 2015

Overall Rating

Lots of rock formations to explore. Great for kids if you got them (maybe not so great for Mom's watching the kids). Cattle roam the area but are friendly enough. Accessing is a bit of a drive down a gravel road, so I would not recommend it for just an overnight stay. Once here, there are not many sites but people do seem to come an... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G

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


Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/A

The Long, Long Airstream would stay here again

“Free and Scenic”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2015

Overall Rating

Considering this is infrequently-maintained BLM land, you should not expect much in terms of a smooth drive, a level campsite, or obviously any hookups. If you have a larger rig, you might have a hard time getting to the campsites a little farther away from the entrance - our 34-foot low-rider Airstream would not have made it over some... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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