Coconino FR231J

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Instead of continuing on East Pocket Road toward the Edge of the World, take the turnoff on FR231J to find nice, remote, dispersed campsites. The Coconino National Forest has designated approximately the first 3/4 of a mile of FR231J as a designated motorized dispersed camping corridor on both sides of the trail. This means that limited cross-country motor vehicle use is allowed within 300 feet of the edge of the trail, specifically for dispersed camping. Following these rules, there are many options along the trail for finding a great, flat, smooth dirt and shaded campsite that can accommodate 3-4 vehicles.

For those interested in exploring, FR231J is an easy out-and-back dirt trail that ends at the boundary of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. From there, you can take a short hike to the top of the ridge and enjoy a view down 450 feet to the base of the canyon and the beginnings of the West Fork of Oak Creek. For additional exploring, check out FR6001 on your way out.