How to make a great camping trip in Phoenix with the perfect camping gear

The most common questions people have about camping in Phoenix are: “Where do I go?

Where can I camp?” or “Where are the best campsites?”

Or, more often, “Can I make it in the Phoenix area?” 

A lot of people don’t know that the Phoenix metropolitan area has a very large number of campsites. 

According to the National Park Service (NPS), there are more than 40,000 sites across the entire metro area, many of which have a water supply, fire ring, toilet and fire ring tent. 

Camping in Phoenix is a popular and rewarding experience, and camping is definitely not without its challenges. 

Many of these sites are not designed to meet the needs of the average visitor, and are often too large or crowded for the average person. 

Some of the most popular sites in the city are: The Grapevine Trailhead (5 miles), the Frosted Tree (15 miles), the Kerr Lake (25 miles), and the  Pantheon (20 miles). 

If you want to go camping in a city, here are a few of the best places to camp: Bureau of Land Management Tucson, Arizona Tuckahoe Creek Trailhead (7 miles), Bunkers Lake  (6 miles), Big Mountain (7 miles) (Tucos Canyon National Preserve), Shelter Creek (6 miles) (Tucanos River Trail), Hikers Ridge (11 miles), Black Mesa (10 miles), Wildwater Springs (13 miles) and Black Mesa Campground (9 miles).

The Grand Canyon National Park Tuscon, Arizona Hiking Trails (2 miles), The Wet-Drenched (4 miles), Trailside (1 mile), Canyon (3 miles), Canyons (12 miles), Lava Lake  (14 miles), Canyon Campsite (9 miles), Little Hanging (16 miles), Lake Campsites (8 miles), Cave (24 miles), Grand Canyon Trails (32 miles), Glacier (23 miles), Great Creek (22 miles), Rim (17 miles), Rime (27 miles), Rainbow (18 miles), Salmon (31 miles), Sunset (21 miles), Sunflower (28 miles), Sunrise Campspot (19 miles), Summer campsite in Lakes (35 miles).

The Little Tiger (30 miles) is a great place to take a relaxing stroll or take a short break on a hot spring or waterfall. 

Other great spots to visit in the Grand Canyon include Brock Canyon (40 miles), Brock Springs  (20 miles), Eagle Canyon  (26 miles), Pigeon Creek  (19 miles) , and Eagle Canyon Turtle Campsite  (11 miles).

The Great Hiking Trail (60 miles) offers great camping options in the valley of the Great Salt Lake and offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. 

Cave Campers can explore and hike the canyon with the help of a rope ladder, but if you have the space and the desire, you can also use your own rope ladder and walk on the rock face. 

Grand Teton National Park is a beautiful, and very remote location. 

In the Grand Teton Mountaineers Camp (20-30 miles), you can explore the surrounding wilderness and experience a variety of hiking and camping options. 

The Grand Tonto Banks (70-100 miles) in the Upper Grand Tonton Mountains (46-55 miles) have an excellent variety of sites and opportunities to explore the scenic and wildlife areas of the area. 

Mountain Campsites in the Mt.

Pisgah Mountain (50-60 miles), in the Lagrange Mountains (49-55), and in the Lower Mts.

Pisgatas Mount (42-55) offer hiking, camping, rock climbing, and fishing. 

Lake Camp sites in Pinyon County (90-100 kilometers), Mount Rainier Mountaintop (38-49 kilometers), and Lake Tahoe (45 kilometers) in Lake Tahoes Mountrain Park (43 kilometers) offer camping, hiking, biking, and climbing. 

Mount Everest Campgrounds in New Zealand (60 kilometers) and in South Africa (68 kilometers) provide excellent hiking, climbing, camping and other outdoor activities. 

Rock Climbing Camp and Rock Crampons in