Loy Butte Road

Coconino National Forest

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Loy Butte Rd. (FR-525) Sedona, AZ 86336 928-203-7500 928-203-2900 Official Website

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

38 people have reviewed this location.

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Making Trax Camping
CA 22' Alaskan telescoping camper Ford F-350
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Outlaw trail

Making Trax Camping would stay here again

“Stunning views and easy walking trails to Indian cliff dwellings”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2019

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We loved our trip into this wilderness area, finding camping on Outlaw Trail for 4x4 high clearance vehicles. We boondocked in our truck camper for 2 nights and left to avoid becoming stuck, due to rains making the trail muddy. Views of the red rock formations are stunning. We enjoyed wildflowers and a show of brilliant rainbows. Be su... more

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


4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

HButler would stay here again

“Beautiful boondocking”

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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Rough road but worth every minute! Had a few tent campers, a couple of van campers and one other rig- 5th wheel group was a little annoying -ran their very loud generator until all hours. Little concerning when they started a campfire right next to brushy grass with 20 mph winds but it stayed contained. The tent campers left their tras... more

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Keith
Ford F250
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Keith would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 08, 2019

Overall Rating

•Washboard roads
• Close to Sedona
• quiet
• I would stay there again

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airstream_chicago
Chicago, IL 19' Airstream Flying Cloud
37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

airstream_chicago would stay here again

“Still one of our favorites ”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2019

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This was our second stay off Loy Butte Road and it was as amazing as we remembered it. The views of the Red Rocks are absolutely stunning and we love watching the hot air balloons float across the sky each morning as we sip coffee. It’s a great dispersed camping spot, yet you can be in town in 15 minutes. With our trailer we found a... more

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Anniemcsam
PA 35' Jayco 33RLDS Ford F250
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Anniemcsam would stay here again

“Great Views!”

Reviewed Jan 22, 2019

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Go about a quarter mile up the road on the right is another pull off in between Loy Butte and Nolan Tank. There’s no mud holes. Yes there’s ATVs all cruising around and the Jeep tours come through as well as people just out for a drive. None of them were disruptive and they quit after dark. The drive in off 89 is a little wash boardie,... more

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AZDX3
Phoenix, AZ 38' Dynamax DX3
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Nice spot, very dusty!”

Reviewed Dec 28, 2018

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This was a nice location to stay close to Sedona. We boondocked here in a large 40ft coach. The road is a bit rough the deeper you get away from 89 roadway, but if you are slow, you can get through. There were plenty of places to stay. We did see what appeared to be long term stays in enclosed trailer types. Forest ranger did ... more

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TheBiggieBus
28' International School Bus 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1

TheBiggieBus would stay here again

“Great views”

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

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

Reviewed Nov 21, 2018

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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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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

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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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glasgows_onthego
28' Ford Four Winds Five Thousand 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
104 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

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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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