Loy Butte Road

Coconino National Forest

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Loy Butte Rd. (FR-525)
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-203-7500
928-203-2900
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GPS: 34.8681, -111.9039

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4482 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

22 people have reviewed this location.

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Amazing vistas, super rough drive in”

Reviewed Aug 05, 2017

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We drove past Loy Butte area thinking we weren't there yet. Unfortunately once you get to a certain point there are no turn arounds. A local informed us of this before we went too far off track, but we still had to back up the trailer about a mile before we could turn around. Once we turned around I found a site that's perfect for a tr... more

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Rebecca
Flagstaff, AZ
16 Airstream Bambi
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
6 reviews
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Days stayed: 3

Rebecca would stay here again

“Beautiful”

Reviewed Jul 28, 2017

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Monsoons are amazing from this area. It rained a lil bit during our stay, mosquitoes were a nuisance this time but the views made up for that.

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As The Wheels Turn
Blachly, OR
26 Rexhall Vision
3 reviews
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Days stayed: 14

As The Wheels Turn would stay here again

“Awesome place to spend a couple of weeks.”

Reviewed May 06, 2017

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I would recommend this site to anyone. Any size rig can get back in here. You are close to Cottonwood where there is a good free dump station at the Giant Gas Station they also have water. A little tight for motorhome pulling a car so we left car at camp. Lots to see and do around Sedona and of course each morning you get to watch t... more

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Scott
Sisters, OR
36 Winnebago Journey
2014 Jeep Wrangler
50 reviews
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Days stayed: 7

Scott would stay here again

“Stay outside Sedona for free”

Reviewed May 03, 2017

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We stayed next to Life Rebooted - great review! - and agree with all the positives they detailed. The views are amazing. The access to hiking is awesome. We came the week before Easter and it was very crowded. Pink Jeeps and ATVs everywhere. We enjoyed Palatki Heritage Site and filled a water jug at the parking lot. Really good... more

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TouringNomad
SD
38 Keystone Copper Canyon Sprinter
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
3 reviews
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Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 9559

TouringNomad would stay here again

“Great National Forest Boondocking with amazing views”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2017

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We spent the 14 day max at this site located between Sedona and Cottonwood. Their is 2 ways to get into the area, one is a 5 mile trek down a bumpy/rocky gravel road. On a rainy day, this road would be difficult. The other is a backpay from sedona, you end up only going down about 2 miles of gravel. If you come the sedona way, turn dow... more

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Life Rebooted

36 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA
2014 Honda CR-V
161 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Life Rebooted would stay here again

“Beautiful views, close to several nice trailheads, and free!”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2017

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We unhooked our tow car at the big lot on the left side of Loy Butte Rd. shortly after the pavement ends, and scouted ahead with the car. We ended up choosing a wonderful site about 4.5 miles up the road at 34.875804,-111.905220. There was only one other rig there at the time, though when we left a week later there were 4 motorhomes, a... more

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
73 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

TigerNomad would stay here again

“Epic Camping Near Sedona”

Reviewed Feb 24, 2017

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This boondocking spot is amazing. In our four nights in town, we accessed the site from both directions (Dry Camp Road and 89A) and though both were passable by any rig, you are on more pavement from Dry Camp Road. It's also the closest to Sedona itself. I stayed near The Scenic Route's coordinates. That exact spot was taken, but I... more

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Days stayed: 4

yourpcgeek49 would stay here again

“Beautiful Red Rock views”

Reviewed May 14, 2016

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We stayed in a larger site on the east side of Loy Butte Road (FR525). Being somewhat familiar with the area, we came in from Dry Creek Road in Sedona because we knew we wanted to be at the North end of the road. Either way is going to require several miles (4 - 6) of rough road -- gravel, dirt, & rocks with several washboard areas a... more

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Days stayed: 2

peter would stay here again

“great!”

Reviewed May 10, 2016

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Great place to camp out in the nature, remote without being completely off. get the occasional drive by, great location with no fee....pretty awesome!

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MoHobyDick
AZ
30 Itasca Sunova
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

MoHobyDick would stay here again

“FR 525 (aka Red Canyon Rd) Dispersed - Red Rock Views Galore for Free!”

Reviewed Mar 29, 2016

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(Need Red Rock Pass, $20/annual, or America the Beautiful pass, $80/annual.) Stayed here mid-March 2016, dry camping, in a 30 ft. gas Class A for five (5) days. Our America the Beautiful annual pass was accepted so we did not need to purchase a Red Rock Pass (per the rangers at the Info station off SR 179). Consistent Verizon LTE signa... more

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188sqft
Pittsburgh, PA
27 Keystone Cougar
2013 RAM 2500
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

188sqft would stay here again

“360 degree views, close to Sedona”

Reviewed Mar 24, 2016

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This is one of our new favorite spots. The views were simply amazing. We had a 360 degree view of the nearby cliffs and mountains. We saw a handful of hot air balloons in the distance a few of the mornings. The dirt roads are quite busy with Jeep tours, but they end when the sun goes down. Finding a spot was a bit tricky. It's a ... more

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MarcusJolaine
Prescott, AZ
40 Grand Design Momentum
2013 Ford F-250
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0

MarcusJolaine would stay here again

“Great dry camping with a view”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2016

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One of our favorite places to camp. We've stayed here a few times over the years and love it. It's got great views, flat and level camping areas and good cell service. We usually pop into Cottonwood for cheaper supplies and into Sedona for the tourist stuff. If you're far enough from the road the jeep tours are not much of bother. Our ... more

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BoldAndAdventurous

27 Airstream International Signature
2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
24 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Beautiful views, quite at night but lots of traffic”

Reviewed Nov 01, 2015

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If you want fabulous views of Sedona and a basecamp to explore the surrounding areas for free, this is the spot. We were going to use The Scenic Routes coordinates, but there was a group there, so we ended up further down at another spot: 34°52′04″ N 111°54′13″ W This place is beautiful, but for being 30 minutes from Sedona in the N... more

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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“Desert paradise”

Reviewed Oct 19, 2015

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We might be a little biased, because this was the site of our first boondocking experience, but we absolutely loved it here. There are tons of free campsites up and down this road and its offshoots, and we found a quiet area big enough for a small army, but housing only ourselves and one other friend. We were able to get in no probl... more

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WanderWasi

30 Airstream International Serenity
2014 Ford F-250
37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/A

WanderWasi would stay here again

“Red Rock Peace”

Reviewed Sep 25, 2015

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This was a great boondocking spot. Despite our decision to come here in September when it was up to 97 during the day and the 5 mile washboard road coming in, we still give it 5 stars because of its peace and seclusion. We used The Scenic Routes coordinates to get the great spot at the end of a loop off the road enough so people ... more

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Jen and Q
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Flying Cloud Twin
2012 Ford F-250
134 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Jen and Q would stay here again

“Love the Red Rocks, not so much Sedona”

Reviewed May 20, 2015

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Was camping here in April 2015 with Aluminarium and was a little too hot for me, but oh is the night sky so beautiful. I loved being close to the red rocks that you could really appreciate their beauty. The site is also close enough to Sedona that you can get what you need, get out of their as soon as possible, and return to your exc... more

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
250 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Red Mud or Red Dust”

Reviewed May 02, 2015

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We arrived when it was raining. It continued through the night and in the morning many spots in our immediate camping area were quite muddy and in some places my shoes would sink down at least an inch. We have a dog, so the mud was definitely a pain to deal with. That afternoon we moved down the road to one of the more popular locat... more

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
108 reviews
Days stayed: 3

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Breathtaking & FREE! Drive down the road a ways”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2015

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We stayed at the same coordinates as The Scenic Route, and driving down the road was definitely worth it! We managed to squeeze into the spot at the end of the loop and had amazing views of the nearby red rocks, lots of peace and quiet, and hot air balloons every morning! This place was just awesome. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Kate at The Sceni...

27 Airstream International FB
2014 Ram 2500
73 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12
Site Number: NA

Kate at The Scenic Route would stay here again

“Beautiful views and great access to hiking”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2015

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This is such a beautiful spot, we thought we might never leave. What is better than waking up to glowing red rocks every morning. We drove just under 5 miles along the 525 from the 89A turn off just opposite Page Spring Road part way between Cottonwood and Sedona. Our GEO co-ordinates were 34.876786,-111.904478. It was worth the ... more

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32 Winnebago Voyage
2005 Jeep Rubicon
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Tales From the Mutiny would stay here again

“Gorgeous Views!”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2015

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Thanks to a tip from our friend A Solojourner (who scouted out the area a few days before we arrived) we took a chance and drove about 5 miles up the dirt road on FR 525 toward the Palatki Ruins in our 32 foot Class A (with a toad) and found a great spot with amazing views. The road is pretty well maintained and, aside from a littl... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
201 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Big desert views, but lots of Sedona tourist traffic”

Reviewed Mar 19, 2015

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Knowing I would be running into town a few times I chose to stay near the highway (a little noisey). I could have ventured miles down the gravel road where there are many other sites worthy of camping. Some have great views of the red hills towards Sedona while others are tucked away behind hillsides for maximum solitude. One recommend... more

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Denise K.
Kalispell, MT
27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250 Diesel
38 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Denise K. would stay here again

“Nice spot close to Sedona or Cottonwood”

Reviewed Nov 24, 2014

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Loy Butte Rd, also known as FR525, is equidistant from Sedona or Cottonwood right off 89A so all the activities in the area are very accessible. There is a great deal of dispersed camping here and we chose a spot about 2 miles from the main road. Access was decent but dusty with some washboard. You can camp anywhere unless its speci... more

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