The Best Camping in Arizona

Looking for the best camping in Arizona? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Arizona. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Arizona

  • Supai, Arizona

    Backpack to Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation

    4.7
    10 mi / -2000 ft gain
    The Havasupai Reservation is a remote area just outside Grand Canyon National Park, full of blue-green water and dramatic waterfalls.  Despite being an extremely isolated location, camping in the canyon is overwhelmingly popular and reservations are required. On popular weekends you will be shari...
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  • Pine, Arizona

    Hike to Fossil Creek Falls

    4.8
    1.5 mi
    The journey is definitely worth it! Don't let the description discourage you from visiting here. This is simply to help you be prepared so that you can enjoy this wonderful place as safely as possible! Fossil Creek Rd can only be accessed from Camp Verde via FH 9 (Hwy 260) and FR 708 due to road ...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Backpack the Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

    4.7
    45.6 mi / 10141 ft gain
    Start at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park at the North Kaibab Trail. You have 14 miles and 5,761 feet of elevation to descend to the Bright Angel Campground, so bring those trekking poles if you have bad knees (like myself). Along the North Kaibab Trail a few noteworthy trail markers ...
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  • Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

    Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

    5.0
    17 mi
    Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park. For the best experience, check park hours and arrive early before the 15 mph traffic begins to stack up.  You will find the beginning of ...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Hike to Mooney Falls

    4.8
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hiking down to Mooney Falls is a great, short adventure when camping at the Havasupai Campground. Not only that, it is certainly the most adventurous waterfall to reach, requiring travelers to hike down through a menacing passageway cut through the side of the canyon wall by miners at the turn of...
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  • Supai, Arizona

    Hike to Navajo Falls

    4.2
    1.4 mi / 249 ft gain
    Navajo Falls is a gem that resulted from the flash flood that tore through Havasu Canyon in August of 2008. Although this flash flood forever changed the landscape of the canyon, it created a fantastic spot for travelers to enjoy in the afternoon and evening when camping at Havasupai Campground. ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to Robbers Roost

    5.0
    1 mi / 80 ft gain
    The hike begins on the eastern side of the parking area. It is only a half mile hike but the views are amazing. Hike through the beautiful Sedona landscape of red rock and juniper before finding your way to this breathtaking cliff side view! Feel free to explore more of the mountain and find othe...
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Camp at Lost Dutchman State Park

    4.8
    Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix. There is a $7 day use fee to enter the park, which is waived if you’re camping ($15/night). The park offers 134 campsites, each with a picnic table, barbeque grill, and fire pit, a...
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  • Happy Jack, Arizona

    Car Camp the Mogollon Rim

    4.8
    The Mogollon Rim is part of the Colorado Plateau in eastern Arizona above Payson. The rim stretches across the Coconino National Forest and at some parts drops off nearly 2,000ft. This area is ideal for over-night car-camping. The expansive vistas above thousands of acres of national forest land ...
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Backpack Horton Springs

    4.4
    9 mi / 1600 ft gain
    This is a more scenic and bit more strenuous loop hike to the spring, taking in the Derrick Trail, part of the Highline Trail, and the Horton Creek Trail.After parking the cars near Upper Tonto Creek Campground follow the Derrick Trail and hike gently uphill for 1.4 miles through the rim country ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike to Humphreys Peak Summit

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 3300 ft gain
    If you think you might only get one chance to hike Humphreys Peak in your life, I recommend this hike so that you can have a unique view experience of the east and west sides of the Peaks. This is a shuttle hike of Humphreys Peak which combines the Humphreys Peak Trail and the Humphreys via Inner...
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  • Tuba City, Arizona

    Hike Coal Mine Canyon

    5.0
    1 mi / -364 ft gain
    Coal Mine Canyon is a remote gem of the southwest that borders the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservation. Coal Mine Canyon is located about 15 miles from Tuba City Arizona, The access to the canyon is off of Hwy 264 between mile marker 337 and 338 (right around 337.25). Once you make the turn off y...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp at Red Rock

    4.8
    Starting from Downtown Flagstaff we headed west. After making a left turn on Woody Mountain Road, we continued for 22 miles. Woody Mountain Road then becomes Forest Road 231. Continue on FS 231 until you find a killer spot to pitch it! Make sure to be wary of elk herds crossing the roads.We made ...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Hike Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail

    4.8
    12 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Start off at Bright Angel Trailhead, then hike down into the Grand Canyon on one of the higher-quality trails. Hiking down to Plateau Point (furthest option) is well worth it. The hike down is a total of 6 miles, with a 3,000 foot drop in elevation. As you can imagine, this means the way back ou...
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  • Page, Arizona

    Explore the Horseshoe Bend Crack

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    Horseshoe Bend is an iconic viewpoint, and a must-see for photographers. Check out Tiffany Nguyen's post, Hike to Horseshoe Bend, for more details on that part of the adventure. Because of its popularity and easy access, the Horseshoe Bend viewpoint is thoroughly photographed and can be very cro...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Hike to Ribbon Falls in Grand Canyon NP

    5.0
    16.8 mi / 4521 ft gain
    Although this hike can feasibly done in a day, it is highly recommended that you spend more than one day in this area and visit the falls as a side trip on a larger trip. The closest campsites to Ribbon Falls are Cottonwood Campground and the Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch.  Ribbon Fal...
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