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February 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm #43290
See full blog post – http://www.loveyourrv.com/chiricahua-national-monument/
In this video, I take you along on our day trip to the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona.
We leave a free dry camping spot in the Willcox Playa Wildlife Area and take the RV to Sage Brush RV Park in Willcox. Then head down Highway 186 to Chiricahua.
The video contains highlights of our drive and a bunch of still photos I captured. Also, we drive through the only campground in the park to show how tight it is and two sharp dips that eliminate camping by RVS over 29 feet long.
It’s an amazing park full of great hikes and epic scenery. Two thumbs up!
Finally, in the end, we get out of the truck in the middle of some ranch land along 186 to give you a look at a great sunset scene.
Link to our previous visit to Whitewater Draw to view the Sandhill Cranes take flight – http://www.loveyourrv.com/dry-camping-fun-at-whitewater-draw-arizona/February 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm #43297LaurenMember
Would love to join you but sadly not this year.February 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm #43351
That was a great video. If anyone hasn’t watched it you should. Makes you want to go to Willcox in a hurry. But how can such a small town support so many RV parks. I was amazed at how many there were.February 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm #43356
[quote quote=43351]That was a great video. If anyone hasn’t watched it you should. Makes you want to go to Willcox in a hurry. But how can such a small town support so many RV parks. I was amazed at how many there were. [/quote]
Likely because there is lots to see in the area but not much larger RV camping at places like Chiricahua and Cochise Stronghold and Fort Bowie. Also it’s on Interstate 10 in an area between large cities, RVers may just need an overnight park.February 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm #43369
I can understand that. I think it would take at least a couple of days to adequately explore that area and at the price of The Sagebrush RV Park or Magic Circle it’s easy to afford it.February 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm #43372
Ya, they have really good weekly and monthly rates if someone wanted to really explore the area. Park staff was extremely friendly. Nice little town.February 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #43422
I know it doesn’t mean much but the websites of both those parks had a good “feel” and good pictures of their parks. I would like to believe that people would want their websites to reflect their attitudes. From what you say about Sagebrush it sounds like it’s true. And I appreciate where they state on their site *If you are traveling late and do not have reservations, come on in, hook up, and we will take care of it in the morning.” Now that’s community!
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