Hiking, Birding, Star Gazing.. Lots to do in the Arizona Copper Corridor Area. Scenic drive down south through Cascabel Nature preserve to Benson, Hike up in Aravaipa Canyon (permit required), Apache Sky Casino, Tubing & swimming in the Gila River near Winkleman,. The Arizona Trailhead near Artists community of Oracle. Not far from many other Southern Arizona attraction
Hiking, Birding, Star Gazing.. Lots to do in the Arizona Copper Corridor Area. Scenic drive down south through Cascabel Nature preserve to Benson, Hike up in Aravaipa Canyon (permit required), Apache Sky Casino, Tubing & swimming in the Gila River near Winkleman,. The Arizona Trailhead near Artists community of Oracle. Not far from many other Southern Arizona attractions like Tombstone/Bisbee/Wilcox Orchards/Sonoita-Elgin Vineyards/Chiricahua's. Beautiful Western Sunsets. 50 miles to Tucson.
This is a farming area so there are animal sounds, roosters, cows, donkey.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Arivaipa Canyon, Oracle State Park, Arizona Trail
Good Kite winds during the month's of April/May. Most evenings also have good wind for kiting.
Swimming & Tubing at the Gila River Campground in Winkleman
Several types of native & migratory birds.
Natural features you'll find at Mesquite Canopy~San Pedro Riverbed in Arizona.
The vibe at Mesquite Canopy~San Pedro Riverbed
Places to see near Richard's Mesquite Canopy
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Perfect retreat from the real world
What a perfect retreat away from the real world. We chose this location as a chance to make use of our telescope and weren’t disappointed!
Richard bought us fresh water as the pipes had frozen, and helped us out as we were arriving late.
The site itself has a picnic table that could easily fit 6-8 people, firewood was provided for the fire ring, as well as kindling for an easy start. The overhanging trees really frame you in giving you a sense of privacy! The toilet was a composting toilet, but I think that just adds to the experience, it was clean and tidy and secluded with bamboo. There’s lots of room for dogs, just make sure you keep them close due to the wildlife.
Richard is a great guy, excellent communication and did everything in his power to help us in any way he could!
Shaded with plenty of space
Richard was a great host and we were very happy with the site. So nice not to have anyone else camping around you. He even sent us home with some fresh eggs from his hens!
Free wood,water,and bathroom!
Right as we got to the spot Richard was out side cutting weeds, he greeted us with a wave and asked if we ate eggs! Sure we said so he directed us to the spot and said he would be there in a second. When we got there Ruby was there to great us (rub her belly for me if you see her) the place was very secluded and there was a big fire pit with wood in it already the bathroom was set up and there is a pad with water right next to it. What more can you ask for!? The eggs were delicious! Great spot great host will definitely camp there again if im down this way again! Thanks again Richard and tell ruby what's up and give her a little bit of bacon for me! Ha!
1st hipcamp was a success.
Great spot in the Bosque. private, clean with lots of shade. nice field for games and such. awesome firepit with ample mesquite wood onsite. clean outdoor privey was a nice touch.
Water right there and even a hose for cleaning. lots of migratory birds in the forest gave an added interest. would have been 10/10 but there are some pretty persistant roosters next door and dog barking that made for early wake up and detracted from the bird songs.
Beautiful shady secluded spot
Beautiful shady spot, secluded. Well cared for area with large picnic table and plenty of room for tents, or small campers. Fresh eggs from the nearby hens. Well water faucet right at the campsite!
This was a perfectly pleasant place to stay. Richard, the host, was very friendly and shared some of his chicken's delicious eggs with us. Nothing fancy here but the site is neat and the view is pleasant. We were looking to stay close to Aravaipa Canyon and Richard's is only about 40 minutes or so.
Unique and comfortable place!
Richard's little hideaway was just what I needed! The site is just as described, very clean and comfortable. I felt totally safe by myself. There was firewood ready to go, a water spigot, and an outdoor composting toilet.
I used the picnic table in the morning to make breakfast and was greeted by Richard's Basset hound. She's super friendly and fits right in with the place.
Richard is very kind and made sure I was all set for the night. He left me three fresh eggs for breakfast too!
I recommend this place and will return again someday.