Camping near Peeley TH

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Camping near Peeley TH

Post by The_Dude » Feb 23 2017 12:05 pm

The Earthiest and I were planning a quick camp trip for the weekend to enjoy some outdoors and get in a fun hike. We were wanting to do Mt. Peeley, but the Tonto rangers said no go for camping at the TH when I called unless we lugged our gear a half mile in, not the urge for this trip. I was figuring we could find something suitable for a couple tents and a small fire ring on the drive up, anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by chumley » Feb 23 2017 12:23 pm

I've seen plenty of signs of people who have camped at that trailhead. If you'd like to stay within the letter of the law ... try Camp Grasshopper.

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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by The_Dude » Feb 23 2017 12:31 pm

@chumley
Awesome, thanks! I kind of figured there was TH camping that happened, and that we would be unlikely to have issues with rangers out there. This sure looks like a more scenic alternative to say the least.

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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by te_wa » Feb 24 2017 9:17 pm

there is a small cul-de-sac at the end of the road, at the peeley th. just to your north, like 8' off the road, is a camping spot. it looks like it has been used a hundred times. clean, tho. although, i cannot comment on the road conditions to get there.
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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by nonot » Feb 24 2017 10:38 pm

The nicer camping is about 1 to 2 miles east of the TH, the TH itself isn't very flat, but if you walk down the trail 100 yards there is also a spot there that is flat.
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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by The_Dude » Feb 25 2017 7:04 pm

Thanks guys! We enjoyed Camp Grasshopper 2 miles east of the TH. Fantastic spot, nice tree cover despite the heavily burned areas around. Definitely a little chilly though. Room for a few vehicle's worth of campers at the first spot alone. I did pick up some Arizona pinstriping on my truck, the scrub oaks are pretty thick on the jeep road.

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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by Sredfield » Mar 12 2017 4:59 pm

Has anyone been to Peeley TH since this report? Looking to maybe go next weekend.
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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by chumley » Mar 12 2017 8:09 pm

@Sredfield
Hiked south fork/gold ridge on Saturday. Not quite to the Peeley TH but the road was dry and not a sign of snow anywhere close if that's what you're wondering about.

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Re: Camping near Peeley TH

Post by Sredfield » Mar 12 2017 8:15 pm

thanks!
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