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The Best Camping in Tonto Basin

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

Top camping spots in and near Tonto Basin

  • Payson, Arizona

    Mount Ord Trail

    14.73 mi / 4019 ft gain
    Mount Ord Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Tonto Basin, Arizona.
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  • Tonto Basin, Arizona

    Arizona Trail from Roosevelt Lake to Pigeon Spring Road

    18.53 mi / 6365 ft gain
    Arizona Trail from Roosevelt Lake to Pigeon Spring Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Roosevelt, Arizona

    Camp At Burnt Corral Campground On Apache Lake

    4.5
    Located in the Superstition Wilderness about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, AZ, Apache Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Arizona because it has something for everyone: hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, swimming, and more! The Burnt Corral Campground is located o...
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Mazatzal Divide

    30.73 mi / 5095 ft gain
    Mazatzal Divide is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Payson, Arizona.
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  • Young, Arizona

    Camping on Roosevelt Lake Overlook

    5.0
    Stumbled upon this phenomenal spot while dual-sporting through the Sierra Ancha range.Turning off 188 the Globe-Young Highway winds down into a valley and crosses the Salt River before passing some small homesteads and farms. It then climbs into the foothills of the Sierra Ancha mountain range. A...
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Reavis Falls Trail

    12.83 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Reavis Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Hike Barnhardt Trail

    4.8
    8 mi / 1912 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved. The road can be driven on by lower clearance cars because the terrain is not too rocky. Once at the trailhead...
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  • Rio Verde, Arizona

    Palo Verde Trail

    7.19 mi / 748 ft gain
    Palo Verde Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Carefree, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    White Rock Springs Camp Loop via First Water Trailhead

    4.7
    24.18 mi / 3635 ft gain
    The Superstition Wilderness is a stunning 160,200 acre area outside Apache Junction, AZ, with over 170 miles of (variously maintained) trail networks. There are any number of trips you can design to fit your time and skill level. This adventure offers a three day/ two night backpacking trip cover...
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Battleship Mountain

    11.43 mi / 1722 ft gain
    Battleship Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp

    9.12 mi / 951 ft gain
    Second Water To Boulder Canyon Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Praying Hands to Slot Rock

    4.29 mi / 1053 ft gain
    Praying Hands to Slot Rock is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Apache Junction, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam

    38.88 mi / 5003 ft gain
    Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Apache Junction, Arizona.
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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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  • Mesa, Arizona

    Photograph the Salt River Wild Horses at Coon Bluff

    5.0
    Wild horses have roamed the banks of the lower Salt River since long before the Tonto National Forest was created in 1902.  It is thought that these wild horses have descended from a herd brought to the area by a Spanish missionary in the 1600's.   In 2015 the United States Forest Service had pu...
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  • Pinal County, Arizona

    Rogers Canyon Trail

    8.05 mi / 1079 ft gain
    Rogers Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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