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post #1 of 36 Old 05-22-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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AZ Overnight Camping Trip?

Hey all!

Trying to organize a simple overnight camping trip up to Payson, Sedona, Flagstaff, etc somewhere nice with some twisties getting there.

I want to load up the bike with gear and make a "test run", as I'm planning a longer trip this summer/fall.

I know its hot in the valley, but temps up north of PHX should be nice. I was thinking leaving on a Saturday late morning, getting to the campspot and unloading, then taking some time to cruise around.

Most of June works for me to go Saturday stay overnight and come back Sunday morning.

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Depending on dates, I'd meet up with ya.

Get a spot down in Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff. Ride up to Flag and then up to the Snowbowl?

Make sure you go through Jerome on your way.

Are you coming from San Fran? Or did you finally move?

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i moved out here to gilbert in october.

that campground has rave reviews.

these are the dates i have available in june right now

june 8/9
june 22/23
june 29/30

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i moved out here to gilbert in october.

that campground has rave reviews.

these are the dates i have available in june right now

june 8/9
june 22/23
june 29/30
Which campground? There are probably a dozen in Oak Creek Canyon.

I'm thinking the 8/9?

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I just camped up in Flagstaff (Sunset Crater National Monument) last weekend. Decided to head back to Phoenix via 89A though Oak Creek Canyon then by way of Jerome then over Mingus Mtn. OCC was a total zoo and all the campgrounds looked full. Jerome was really packed as well. I'd suggest you look for something up Flagstaff way for camping.


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I just camped up in Flagstaff (Sunset Crater National Monument) last weekend. Decided to head back to Phoenix via 89A though Oak Creek Canyon then by way of Jerome then over Mingus Mtn. OCC was a total zoo and all the campgrounds looked full. Jerome was really packed as well. I'd suggest you look for something up Flagstaff way for camping.


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Yeah, but the OCC campgrounds have a much nicer ambiance than anything up in Flag. And the campfire ban is in effect now.

I'll leave it up to you biking4jesus. I do know a few cool places to camp up on the mountain also. Free and probably much more peaceful.

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Totally agree the OCC campgrounds are nicer. I just don't like camping in crowds...


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Totally agree the OCC campgrounds are nicer. I just don't like camping in crowds...


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I'm the same way. Which is probably why I've never camped at any of the OCC campgrounds.. Been in them and drove through them many times, but never stayed the night.

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"I just don't like camping in crowds"

Ain't it the truth? But camping in a crowded campground at a good location still beats sitting at home watching telly.
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heh, OCC manzanita is supposed to be highly rated.

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