Rim Wood Road

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3.3/5 (7 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 01/15/2024
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Are you looking for what has to be the best 'free' camping along the Mogollon Rim? This is your spot. The 2.2-mile long Rim Wood Road has 42 designated camping spots nestled in the pines. At the whopping price of $0 and if you get there early enough, you might even find a campsite right on the Rim's edge. The views are astounding, the drive easy and the area is a welcome retreat from the valley heat in Phoenix. It's almost hard to believe that you are still in Arizona while listening to the breeze whispering through the tall Spruce and Douglas Fir trees.

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3.3/5 (7)
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63450
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/06/2024

Winter closure from 1/6 - 4/15 per USFS.
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19000
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Visited: 05/24/2023

Time to get on the trail
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is an excellent area to camp along the rim. Most of the camping spots were filled. It looks like the Forest Service is currently expanding the camping area ... maybe to add more camping spots further inland. The road is blocked off just short of the published .gpx track. The diversity of camping /off-road equipment was highlighted with the setup in two side-by-side camps.
Trail Review: Rim Wood Road - Tom
Trail Review: Rim Wood Road - Tom
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19000
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/30/2021

Closed for the season Mongollon Rim Trail Closures
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19000
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Visited: 07/09/2021

Stage III fire restrictions lifted. Stage II still in effect.

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