Oak Tree Canyon

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Oak Tree Canyon is on the historic Empire Ranch, now known as the Las Cienegas National Conservation area. This track is labeled as the East Empire Ranch Road on topo maps. The Oak Tree Canyon has the finest dispersed camping in the Sonoita area, with half a dozen easily accessible oak tree-shaded camp spots along a winding two-track road that leads nowhere. Oak Tree Canyon, in particular, has six places to set up camp, each of which sits along an unnamed meandering dry creek bed. The US Forest Service closed off the last portion of the road with a locked gate. Once upon a time, this road went all the way to AZ 83, but no longer. There are a few washouts and sandy wash crossings to negotiate.