Saddle Mountain and Sonoran
Desert, Camping in
Arizona Picture Tour

Saddle Mountain is a prominent feature of the Sonoran Desert landscape. It is located about 5 miles southwest of Tonopah, Arizona. The mountain is easily visible from I-10 and is only 50 miles west of the Phoenix area. It is situated on an "island" of BLM land surrounded by private holdings. It feels very remote, which is surprising being so close to such a large city.

Because of it's natural beauty, wildlife, and volcanic geology many are asking the BLM to designate Saddle Mountain as a Wilderness Area. The scenery here is magnificent and it's an excellent place for hiking, mountain biking, and photography. There are several jeep roads that snake around the mountain for further exploration of this awesome landscape.

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Picture of RV Boondocking near Saddle Mountain in ArizonaPicture of a Saguaro Cactus and the Gila Bend Mountains in ArizonaPicture of Sonoran Desert spring wildflowers in ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain from Rose Mountain in Arizona
Picture of an orange wildflower along a desert wash in ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert, ArizonaPicture of Woolsey Peak in the Sonoran Desert, ArizonaPicture of RV Boondocking with a Sonoran Desert sunset
Picture of the Sonoran Desert and the Gila Bend Mountains in ArizonaPicture of Encelia Farinosa (Brittlebush) wildflowers in Sonoran Desert, ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert near Tonopah, ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain near Tonopah, Arizona
Picture of Brittlebush wildflowers, also known as Goldenhills, or InciensoPicture of Saddle Mountain and a nearby jeep road in ArizonaPicture of a Sonoran Desert sunrise in ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert southwest of Tonopah, Arizona
Picture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert southwest of Tonopah, ArizonaPicture of RV Camping in Sonoran Desert southeast of Saddle Mountain, ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert southwest of Tonopah, ArizonaPicture of a canyon wash next to Saddle Mountain in Arizona
Picture of Woolsey Peak and the Gila Bend Mountains in ArizonaPicture of Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert southwest of Tonopah, ArizonaPicture of mountain biking near Saddle Mountain in the Sonoran Desert, ArizonaPicture of yellow wildflowers along a wash in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona

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Saddle Mountain Camping: Free RV camping and tent camping sites can be found off of Courthouse Road to the north and West Dobbins Road to the south. Most of the unpaved roads in this area are rough and a high clearance vehicle is recommended. Click here for more camping information. 

For more information on Saddle Mountain and how it can be protected as a Wilderness Area please visit Arizona Wilderness Watcher: Saving the Saddle.

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