Saddle Mountain and Sonoran Desert, Camping in Arizona Picture Tour

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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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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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