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

29 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
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4bars
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2bars
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2bars
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3bars
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Scott
Sisters, OR
36 Winnebago Journey
2014 Jeep Wrangler
58 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Scott would stay here again

“Stay outside Sedona for free”

Reviewed May 03, 2017

Overall Rating

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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2bars
Sprint 3G
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Verizon 4G/LTE

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TouringNomad
SD
40 Beaver Contessa X-Editon
2015 GMC Terrain
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 9559

TouringNomad would stay here again

“Great National Forest Boondocking with amazing views”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2017

Overall Rating

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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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Life Rebooted

41 Tiffin Phaeton 40 IH
2014 Honda CR-V
183 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

Overall Rating

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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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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

TigerNomad would stay here again

“Epic Camping Near Sedona”

Reviewed Feb 24, 2017

Overall Rating

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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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

yourpcgeek49 would stay here again

“Beautiful Red Rock views”

Reviewed May 14, 2016

Overall Rating

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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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

peter would stay here again

“great!”

Reviewed May 10, 2016

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

(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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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

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188sqft
Pittsburgh, PA
35 Grand Design Momentum
2017 RAM 3500
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

188sqft would stay here again

“360 degree views, close to Sedona”

Reviewed Mar 24, 2016

Overall Rating

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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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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

Overall Rating

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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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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

Overall Rating

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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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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