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Canyon Vista Campground | Flagstaff Arizona | Coconino National Forest

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Canyon Vista Campground | Flagstaff Arizona | Coconino National Forest

Car Camping | Hosted Campground | Forest Campground Fee $18

Canyon Vista Campground comes complete with vault toilets, fire rings with a built-in grill, drinking water and a fee. With only 11 sites, the best outdoor climbing Flagstaff has to offer, and access to the 800-mile Arizona Trail this campground offers a few royalties. Spellbinding views inflicted from the rim of Walnut Canyon as the petrified Permian Age sand dunes reward your senses. The ridges and summits of the San Francisco Peaks tower above and as you rendezvous Coconino National Forest know you’re standing within the largest Ponderosa Pine forest of the world.


Season: April – October

Fee: $18 nightly

14-day limit

GPS: 35°07'33.5"N 111°35'54.2"W

Elevation: 6900’

Do you climb?

Favoring Kaibab limestone “The Pit”, otherwise known as Le Petit Verdon, irrupted Arizona’s sport climbing in the 1980’s; with its riddled pockets and steep climate many still consider this prime Northern Arizona crag.


Directions for Canyon Vista Campground & The Pit: ( Map Below)

Drive south on Lake Mary Road for 5.5 miles, turn left into Canyon Vista Campground. Park in the gravel lot outside the gate with no fee, and follow the trail through the campground directly ahead.



Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

Categories: Camping, Hiking, Travel

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Reply Lauren Moseley
2:41 PM on March 12, 2017 
I am in awe of the stunning landscapes you have in the USA. I think might have to go on my bucket list to camp over there at least once!
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