Camping, off-road fun, & small space living

jeep wrangler and squaredrop trailer at a campsite with pine trees

Mount Graham Dispersed Camping: Riggs Flat

If you’re of a mind to, you can camp all year long in southern Arizona. In winter, to avoid snow and cold temperatures, you camp on or near the desert floor. In summer, you drive up one of the “sky island” mountains to find cooler temperatures. The calendar has changed …

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aerial view of camping at gardner canyon road in arizona

Southern Arizona Dispersed Camping: Gardner Canyon Road

At the end of last week, we drove south from Tucson with only a general idea of where we’d camp for the weekend. We wanted to stay near the prairie dog plain at Las Cienegas, but the wind caused us to seek a more sheltered spot. Enter Gardner Canyon Road. …

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Camping on Mt. Lemmon: Molino Basin Campground

Mt. Lemmon is one of our favorite places in Tucson. Whether it’s driving all the way up the Catalina Highway to the small village of Summerhaven to grab some fudge at the general store, eating lunch at the first vista point, catching a sunset at Windy Point, or taking the …

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