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2022-10-30  
2021-05-21  
2013-11-18  
Toroweap, AZ
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Toroweap, AZ 
Toroweap, AZ
 
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Our final destination of our road trip was Toroweap! We purchased backcountry permits way in advance for an overnight. There are 10 campsites; they aren’t on top of each other and have picnic tables and composting toilets. Twas luxury camping (with beautiful views) for sure!

We stayed in site 3 and loved it. Site 1 was pretty nice as well. After setting up and claiming our camp, we headed over to the Toroweap overlook in the late afternoon. Let me rewind to the ranger station where they do look at the capability of your vehicle and your tires before letting you in. The last 5ish miles got progressively worse as you get closer to the overlook. The road has lots of sharp rocks and also several shelves / drops that need to be navigated and require great clearance. It reminded me of Schnebly for the last couple of miles. We took it slow on the sketchy areas and were able to make it all the way to the end of the road with using the rock crawler in one tricky spot! (Go Tessa!)

We scoped our all the different viewpoints looking down into the canyon. It’s quite a beautiful location, and is worth the 70 mile off road drive in. We took some photos of the views and headed back to camp to finish setting up right before it got dark. Alarms were set for 5:30am to drive head back over to catch the sunrise. We had the whole thing to ourselves and watched the sunset wrapped in blankets. Totally worth the early wake up call and highly recommend the sunrise views vs sunset.

Such a pretty spot that I’m glad we got to enjoy! Actually quite happy with their permit system as it was never crowded at the overlook or the campground.
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