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Expansive Desert Views

· Palominas, Cochise, Arizona
20 acres hosted by Dave M.
1 RV/tent site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
This property is at the base of the Mule Mountains with views looking over the San Pedro River to the Huachuca Mountains, the lights of Sierra Vista and San Pedro Mexico. It's two miles away from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, a popular trailhead for birdwatchers, hikers, and mountain bikers. It's just a 30 minute drive to Old Bisbee, a historic mining town with a vibrant music and art scene. Also within a half hour drive, you can reach the Coronado National Monument, or Miller Canyon. And... if you happen to fly a paramotor, you hit the jackpot. Just next to the camping spot, there is a landing zone. If you want to fly here, please get familiar with the local airspace. The riparian area has a 2000' requested minimum altitude. West of the river is restricted airspace and the boarder defense zone starts just six miles to the South. Heading to the North, then East, you are all clear. It's best to fly when the wind is coming from the West or South.A large clearing among the desert vegetation at the base of the Mule Mountains looking over the San Pedro River to the Huachuca Mountains, the lights of Sierra Vista and San Pedro Mexico. Two miles from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and just a 30 minute drive to Old Bisbee, Coronado National Monument, or Miller Canyon.
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Palominas, Cochise, Arizona, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chiricahua Apache, O’odham Jeweḍ, Ópata (Tegüima-Eudebe-Hoba), and Tohono O’odham First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dave M.Joined in December 2020
5 ratings · 5 reviews
Stephen D.recommends
November 8, 2023
Expansive Desert Views
Broad views - Huachuca Mountains
Easy to find, yet feels isolated. Lovely views across the valley. The unexpected surprise were the twinkling lights after dark all along the foothills of the Huachuca Mtns across the valley. That makes this spot a real gem. The camping spot itself could use some work.
Jim P.recommends
January 5, 2023
Expansive Desert Views
Southern Arizona beauty!
This site may be our favorite camping site so far. Access to the site was easy, yet far enough away from main roads to give a feeling of privacy. The parking for our trailer was large enough and easy to manage. There is plenty of scrub around the site to give privacy. No shade, however, so our canopy was welcome. The weather was perfect and the views were everything we wanted. Nearby trips to Bisbee, AZ and Coronado National Monument made the Christmas weekend one to remember.
Tucker P.recommends
November 23, 2022
Expansive Desert Views
Awesome spot! Popped in and out for one night in an RV. It was quiet, and felt like the middle of nowhere, while being not far off the beaten path and pretty accessible. I definitely recommend it to others coming through the area
Anthony W.recommends
March 27, 2022
Expansive Desert Views
So so quiet!! Wonderful stay!
Overall a great experience! We wanted to arrive before nightfall, but alas, that was not in the cards for us. So, about that...the road to the site starts off on a well-graded gravel road, but then it becomes a tad more rough. Nothing a normal 2WD car can't handle though. We had a Subaru Outback and a 17' camper and had no issues. We just had to take it slow. Highlights along the way are what we think was an elephant made out of brush and the interesting signs the locals made to point the way to their properties. Since it was dark (like REALLY dark), we missed our turn off to turn right to cross the gate onto the property. There is a turn around though before the road continues down an overgrown road. After turning around we made the left to cross the gate, but we couldn't tell that it was green. I got out of the car and walk down the road a bit and saw the awesome "Hipsters" sign that our host has in the photos. We turned into the site and setup camp. About the site - LOTS of space. Beautiful views of the sunset and sunrise and the stars shine brightly out here. It is SO quiet you can finally think. There are a few buildings off in the distance and the closest things to us was a camper, but no signs of any comings or goings. Be sure to always wear decent shoes. If you walk barefoot out here you will regret it. This is the desert and there are so many pokey things out here. So, keep that in mind if you plan on tent camping.
Peter C.recommends
January 16, 2022
Expansive Desert Views
Peace and Quiet!
This campsite was great. Peaceful and serene. It is a bit of travel down dirt roads but 4WD and high clearance are not required. Great views of mountains, city lights, sunrise and set. I really enjoyed the peace and quiet. It is not far away from amenities in the surrounding area.
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