Southwest Camping Destinations

A Guide to Great RV and Car Camping Destinations in

Arizona, New Mexico and Utah

Second Edition

by Mike and Terri Church

6" by 9" Paperback
544 pages, over 100 maps
ISBN: 978-0-97494-719-8
$ 19.95

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Bryce Canyon, Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde are among the 100 destinations covered in this book. It combines the functions of a sightseeing guide and a campground directory. Maps are provided for each destination along with descriptions of tourist attractions and listings for more than 600 tourist campgrounds in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah'sSouthwest Camping Destinations Cover Canyon Country, California's desert southeast, and Mexico's nearby seaside resort cities. You'll find campsites here of every type including private, state, local, and federal campgrounds as well as desert boondocking sites. Several itineraries are provided for scenic tours throughout the region.

For those wanting to escape to a warm climate in the winter there is a special Snowbird chapter giving details about the top winter RVing destinations in the Southwest. Over 275 campgrounds are compared and the analysis is accompanied by maps showing the exact location of each campground.

So come along and tour the Southwest or or just relax and enjoy the winter sun in your favorite destination - the choice is yours!

 Here are some of the places you won't want  to miss:

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Suggested Touring Routes
          Tour 1 - Canyon Country
          Tour 2 - New Mexico
          Tour 3 - Four Corners and Indian Country

Chapter 3 - How To Use The Destination Chapters

Chapter 4 - Arizona
          Regions and Their Campgrounds
               Northwest Arizona
               Northeast Arizona
               The Rim Country
               Southwest Arizona
               Southeast Arizona
               Colorado River Valley
               Southern California Desert and Las Vegas
               I-40 Corridor
               I-10 Corridor
               I-8 Corridor
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               Arizona State Campgrounds
               Federal Campgrounds
               BLM Land Camping
          Destinations and Campgrounds
               Interstate 10 Coridor - Arizona
               Interstate 8 Corridor - Arizona
               Interstate 40 Corridor - Arizona
               Ajo, Why, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
               Apache Trail
               Benson
               Bisbee and Naco
               Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego State Park (California)
               Camp Verde
               Canyon de Chelly National Monument
               Casa Grande
               Chiricahua Mountains
               Coachella Valley (Palm Springs Area, California)
               Coronado Trail: Clifton to Springerville on SR-191
               Douglas
               El Centro (California)
               Flagstaff
               Globe
               Grand Canyon North Rim
               Grand Canyon South Rim
               Holbrook and Petrified Forest National Park
               Imperial Dam Recreation Area
               Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms
               Kingman
               Lake Havasu and the Parker Strip
               Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Arizona, Nevada)
               Las Vegas (Nevada)
               Lees Ferry
               Meteor Crater
               Mohave Valley: Laughlin, Bullhead City, and Needles
               Mormon Lake Area
               Navajo National Monument
               Nogales
               Page and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
               Payson and the Mogollon Rim
               Phoenix
               Picacho State Recreation Area (California)
               Pipe Spring National Monument
               Prescott
               Quartzsite Area
               Safford
               Salton Sea East Side (California)
               Sedona, Cottonwood, and the Verde Valley
               Show Low and the Pinetop-Lakeside Region
               Sierra Vista
               Theodore Roosevelt Lake
               Tombstone
               Tuba City
               Tucson
               White Mountains
               Wickenburg
               Wilcox and the Upper Sulphur Springs Valley
               Williams
               Winslow and the Hopi Mesas
               Yuma
          Information Resources

Chapter 5 - New Mexico
          Regions and Their Campgrounds
               Rio Grande Valley
               Rocky Mountains
               Great Plains
               Colorado Plateau
               I-40 Corridor
               I-10 Corridor and the Southwest
               East Texas
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               New Mexico State Campgrounds
               Federal Campgrounds
          Destinations and Their Campgrounds
               Intersate 10 Corridor - New Mexico
               Interstate 40 Corridor - Arizona
               Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin
               Albuquerque
               Big Bend National Park (Texas)
               Carlsbad
               Chaco Culture National Historic Park
               Chama
               Cimarron
               Cloudcroft
               Clovis and Portales
               Davis Mountains (Texas)
               Deming and Columbus
               El Malpais and El Moro National Monuments
               El Paso (Texas)
               Enchanted Circle
               Farmington
               Fort Sumner
               Gallup
               Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument and Area North of Silver City
               Grants
               Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Texas)
               Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway and Bandelier National Monument
               Las Cruces
               Las Vegas
               Lordsburg
               Mesa Verde National Park and Cortez (Colorado)
               Mora Valley and SR-518 to Taos
               Raton
               Roswell
               Ruidoso
               Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
               Santa Fe
               Santa Rosa
               Silver City
               Socorro
               Southwest New Mexico National Forest Route
               Taos
               Truth or Consequences
               Tucumcari
          Information Resources

Chapter 6 - Utah's Southeast
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               Federal Campgrounds
               Utah State Campgrounds
          Destinations and Their Campgrounds
               Arches National Park
               Bryce National Park
               Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky District
               Canyonlands National Park - The Needles District and Approaches
               Capitol Reef National Park and The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
               Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
               Green River and The San Rafael Swell
               Hovenweep National Monument
               Kanab
               Moab
               Monument Valley
               Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway
               Zion National Park
          Information Resources

Chapter 7 - Mexico Destinations
          Crossing the Border and the Drive South
          Insurance
          What Can You Take Into Mexico?
          Pets
          Money
          Water and Groceries
          Fuel
          Telephones and Internet
          Safety
          Campgrounds
          Destinations and Their Campgrounds
               Bahía Kino, Sonora
               Guaymas and San Carlos, Sonora
               Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
               San Felipe, Baja California

Chapter 8 - Snowbird Destinations
          Introduction
          What Should You Look For in Choosing A City?
          What Should You Look For in Choosing a Park?
          Our Park Listings and How to Use Them
          Snowbird Destination Summary Table
          Destinations
               Casa Grande
                    Map
                    Snowbird Parks
               Coachella Valley
                    Map
                    Snowbird Parks
               Lake Havasu and the Parker Strip
                    Maps
                    Snowbird Parks
               Las Vegas
                    Map
                    Las Vegas Snowbird Parks
               Mohave Valley
                    Map
                    Snowbird Parks
               Phoenix - Mesa/Tempe, Apache Junction and Phoenix Area
                    Mesa and Tempe Map
                    Mesa and Tempe Snowbird Parks
                    Apache Junction Map
                    Apache Junction Snowbird Parks
                    Phoenix Area Map
                    Phoenix Area Snowbird Parks
               Quartzsite Area
                    Maps
                    Snowbird Parks
               Tucson
                    Map
                    Snowbird Parks
               Yuma
                    Map
                    Snowbird Parks
          Information Resources

Text Index

Map Index


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