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Scotia Canyon Dispersed

Coronado National Forest

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W Montezuma Canyon Rd. Elgin, AZ 85611 520-378-0311 520-388-8300 Official Website

GPS: 31.419, -110.4283

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Overview of Scotia Canyon Dispersed

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

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 5,544 ft / 1,689 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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AZ Land Rover
4 reviews
“Another free alternative to the Lakeview Campground”

Reviewed 5/22/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Overall Rating

Large flat area- plenty of room for a lot of RVs or Tents. It's in the bottom of a gully, so perhaps less windy- and in the canyon will get cooler air at night flowing down from the west side of the Huachuca's. So- might be a nicer place to stay on hotter days.

The pro's here are

  1. it's free
  2. flat area for camping
  3. easy to drive into- really not much further from the Parker Canyon Lake boat dock and store than the defined 'for fee' campground.
  4. It's right on the AZTrail (hiking, backpacking, trail running). The AZTrail is really well maintained and marked. Hard to get lost.
  5. There are many nice sized trees around. Cottonwood, Scrub oaks and Juniper methinks.

The negatives:

  1. Dirt road (but easy 2WD)
  2. No water
  3. No toilets.

So- a fine boondocking spot.

There was evidence of tire tracks all around, so I expect it's a moderately used area for Boondocking.

Site Quality

morey000 would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • recreation trail
  • pets


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