Reef Townsite Campground

Coronado National Forest

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Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
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GPS: 31.4292, -110.2906

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 14
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7171 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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Chandler, AZ 25' 2006 Airstream Safari FB 2010 Toyota Sequoia
33 reviews
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Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: group site
“Worth the Drive”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a beautiful campground that we never would have found had it not been for our son's cub scout pack hosting a family campout. It was a pleasant weekend out of the heat in a gorgeous forest on top of a mountain.

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it's very difficult to get to it. High clearance vehicles would do best. In fact, there's a sign at the bottom of Carr Canyon Road warning this road is not for passenger cars, trailers over 12 feet, or vehicles over 20 feet. It's unpaved, rough, steep, narrow, and it takes about forty minutes to climb the five miles to the campground. But it's worth it if you have the right vehicle.

It's a primitive campground with vault toilets and no water available, but the sites are nicely spaced and filled with trees and shrubs. There's plenty of shade. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. There's no camp host or firewood for sale.

We stayed in the group site, and it was roomy. There's a ramada with five picnic tables and two more tables and a grill on the uncovered patio. I think there were three tent pads, but the site is mostly level so there was plenty of room for ten to twelve tents and still room for boys to spread out and play.

There's a short 3/4 mile hiking trail with plaques here and there explaining about the old mining town that used to be there. It also has beautiful views of the green valley floor below.

Normally when we head to the mountains from Phoenix, we go north. The Huachuca Mountains were a nice change. What an Arizona treasure!

Site Quality

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My Little Batch of Sky: To the Mountains

When Phoenicians go to the mountains, we usually head north towards Payson or Flagstaff or Sedona. However, when Matthew's cub scout pack hosted a family campout in the other direction, we thought we'...

  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash


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