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.
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32 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
AT&T Voice Only
2bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
2bars
Sprint 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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TheBiggieBus
28' International School Bus 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1

TheBiggieBus would stay here again

“Great views”

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

Overall Rating

The dirt road from the main road is a bit rough - but worth the trip. The views out here are beautiful. There are several place to set up - there were three campers and two tents (and a vacant box trailer) when we arrived. We found a pull through area that was closer to the road - it was fun watching the crazy ATV drivers zip on down... more

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2bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A
“Limited Camp Sites, Busy Road, and very Dusty!”

Reviewed Nov 21, 2018

Overall Rating

I am giving this location two stars because of the view of the red rock cliffs. The road is heavily travelled by local jeep tours buzzing up and down constantly. This created large amounts of dust. Also, the camp sites were few and most right on the edge of the road. The morning we left, the local hot air balloon companies were ripping... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Stathunter (Scott...
MI 23' Rockwood Mini-Lite 2016 Ford F-150
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: NA

Stathunter (Scott & Kim) would stay here again

“Breathtaking Views, if you don't mind driving 4-6+ miles down a fairly rough dirt road”

Reviewed Oct 19, 2018

Overall Rating

We are far from veteran boondockers and were concerned when we started down this road. For us we have a truck and 23 ft travel trailer and thought the roads were pretty rough. We found a lot of much larger trailers, RV's etc had managed to do the same road without issues. We found our spot and were in awe over the views, the trip d... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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glasgows_onthego
28' Ford Four Winds Five Thousand 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
105 reviews
Days stayed: 8

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Beautiful camping 4 miles down a dirt road that can be really busy”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2018

Overall Rating

Loy Butte was a great camping spot. There is so much to do here; hiking, biking, 4x4, Indian ruins, and of course great views. There is a free Sedona paper that has maps and info on the whole area, a good idea to pick one up. That being said I did have some down sides to this spot. When we arrived on a Thursday it was very busy. Th... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“mediocre to bad”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2018

Overall Rating

Ok there are lots of free camp areas that will take any size rig the verizon cell service was good and it is close to sedona that is the pros. The cons however are the wind, dust and the constant stream of atvs and jeeps that start in the morning and went non stop all day which made the dust even worse. By the time we left every thin... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Trailmixandchocolate would stay here again

“Tent Camping that can’t be beat! ”

Reviewed Apr 04, 2018

Overall Rating

Drove about 8 miles in, parked our car at an inlet, and walked out to sent up our tent away from all the rvs and in front of a gorgeous view!! We had good cellular around mile 8, but if you went a few miles down the road all cell reception is gone. We did notice that a lot of rocks had been put out to block off sections, a coup... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Jawdropper”

Reviewed Mar 13, 2018

Overall Rating

We're still pretty new at this but I think that this spot will rate up at the top of our list for a long, long time. Hitting on the blue coordinates takes you right to Google maps and will take you right to the spot. No guess work whatsoever. When we arrived we couldn't believe our eyes. Sedona is just a few miles away as are the cliff... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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continentscollide
Spring, TX 32' Airstream Excella 2013 Ford F-150
56 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

continentscollide would stay here again

“Busy during the day, but quiet at night”

Reviewed Feb 12, 2018

Overall Rating

We lucked out and found the last spot on Loy Butte road. It is a super busy road and there’s cars going by all throughout the day. It was very crowded here even in February. We received great solar and 2 bars of LTE. The rod in is a bit bumpy and washboard at times, but our 32’ made it with no problems. You definitely won’t be a... more

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2bars
AT&T Voice Only

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Leland would stay here again

“Great free camping”

Reviewed Feb 01, 2018

Overall Rating

Gorgeous views and free!

We really enjoyed camping here. We had to take the dirt road slowly, but it was worth it.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Mrs. Ramble
28' Ford Sunseeker 2013 Kia Rio
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Dispersed

Mrs. Ramble would stay here again

“Magnificent Views In All Directions!”

Reviewed Dec 04, 2017

Overall Rating

This was our first experience with boondocking/dispersed camping and we loved finding this location using GPS coordinates from other comments, 34°52’33.7″N 111°54’19.1″W. Just copied and pasted them into Google Maps and it led us 5 miles down 525 (Loy Butte) to a pull off area. We have a 28' class c motorhome that towed a car on doll... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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