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February 6th, 2018 TexBurger

Very tasty burgers with lots of combinations that a gringo would love, but Mexico prices. in fact the whole menu is in spanish! My Maui, Maui burger with teriyaki, pina, queso and sauce was 59 pesos. Very messy and good. Fries were well sesoned, thick and they have ranch. absolutely unheard of in Mexico. it's right on the Malecon and looks like an expensive gringo resturant since that's what it's next door to, but was packed with locals on the weekend.

January 24th, 2018 Just North Of Ciudad Constitution

paid 66 pesos and our tank is actually full. I think we got double ripped off at another gas station near La Paz. Paid 120 pesos and ran out in 2 weeks vs our normal 2 months.

January 20th, 2018 Cafe Ole

WOW, fantastic food. We got the broccoli scramble that was so good. Way more than expected. Came with onions, garlic, tomatos, pablanos, side of refried beans, small side of chilichiles, and two flour tortillas. My husband got the breakfast torta and loved it. Coffee is good too. If you want fancy coffee it just next door. Outside and inside seating. Our two entrees and a coffee only cost 150 pesos. WiFi works, but not enough for big uploads, but fine for most other common needs.

January 11th, 2018 El Burro en Primavera

Closed. Looked like it was being rebuilt.

January 6th, 2018 Puerto San José

Spent a Friday night here. It was very load into the late hours and then again early with fishermen pulling in. Toilts, but dirty and my standards are pretty low. All in all free with a great view. There are plenty of restaurants and you can score wifi from a local restaurant if you get the password and have a booster. Felt safe. Your right next to fancy hotels and the marina with plenty of people around.

January 5th, 2018 Caligas Next airport

100 pesos to fill our 10lb tank. clean toilet with TP, hand soap and paper towels too!

December 27th, 2017 Military Checkpoint Highway 3 And 5

Actually searching all cars today. Took some time to get through, but melow.

November 10th, 2017 Spooky Canyon

Spooky Canyon is a slot Canyon to an old mine. We didn't bring in flash lights and turned back before finding a mine. It's pretty neat short hike.

November 8th, 2017 Lots of Petroglyphs

Off the old Mojave Trail Road about 2.5 miles, but worth the detour. LOT of petroglyphs and you can pull right up to them and take your pictures. Definitely 4x4 only!

November 8th, 2017 Fort Piute - Piute Creek

On the Old Mojave Trail Road. If your doing the trail this is a bit of a detour since after this fort this road is closed. The road out to this detour is rockier than the road getting out here.

November 8th, 2017 Old School Bus- Mojave Trail

The old school bus amongst the Joshua Trees off the Old Mojave Trail Road. Looks like an area a convoy could and has camped.

November 7th, 2017 Town full of donkeys

An old west town with lots of donkeys that are walking around through town. Very cute. You can pet and Feed them. Lots of baby donkeys at this time of year. Gun show twice a day too. Fun stop of the historic route 66. Drive out here was really pretty too. No rigs over 40 feet allowed on route 66 mountain pass to get here.

November 7th, 2017 Granite Springs & Petroglyphs

This is a spot on the old Mojave Road. 100 % 4x4 only trail. Soft sand driving to get here from the Colorado River where the trail starts. A little off the "trail" is the granite wall with the petroglyphs. Just below the Petroglyphs is the spring. At this time we can see wet sand, but no running water. We camped a night in front of the petroglyphs. Quite and beautiful. No cell service when we arrived in the evening, but got a little 4G in the night. Big rig only if you have a unimog.

November 7th, 2017 Granite Springs & Petroglyphs

Here are the Petroglyphs on a Granite wall off the old Mojave Trail Road. There is also a spring here. We can see where the water comes out but there is no flowing water at this time.

November 6th, 2017 Willow Tree - Colorado River - Mohave Lake

This is free camping in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the Colorado River just as it becomes Lake Mead for a while. There are at least 3 different camping zones on this side of Lake Mead. Our site is in Willow Tree and it is on the North end of the lake. We have a spot right on the water with a little cove. No one else here. Great stars, very dark and quite. No facilities. Pack it in, Pack it out. Fire rings, but bring your own wood. Mosquitoes are the worst I have seen. We came in at dusk and drove through clouds of them. We got lucky at camp there was a nice breeze keeping them reasonable and same in the morning. Beware if there is no wind. Signs coming in say 4x4 required for the roads. We are here during the dry season and never used our 4x4, but I can see how if it rains you may need it. Due to the signs I don't know what a ranger would do if you came out in 2wd. A swimming dogs paradise. We had no cell service.

November 2nd, 2017 Garland Prairie RD

An hour from the Grand Canyon and 10 minutes from Williams. Free, no facilities. A forest road where camping is allowed. There are lots of sites with fire rings. In early November it was below 30 at night. They either had a fire here recently or it looks like they intentionally burned the grass to help prevent forest fire. Was a bit smoky. Bring your own fire wood. Pack it in, Pack it out. Quite with exception of occasional train noise. Lots of room for dogs to run. No one was here when we were. Easy access dirt road. I would drive anything out here. You can camp more in the trees or more in a field. Field had 4G service.

October 30th, 2017 Fossil Creek Falls

Beautiful turquoise river. Crystal clear water. Cold but not freezing. Dogs allowed "on leash". No Camping any time of year, but plenty of other places to camp like Child's Verde River near by. Lots of small falls and swimming holes on the way to the bigger fall and large swimming area. Total hike one way is an easy 1 mile. Parking Permit is required April 1st - October 1st and besides the area where Childs camp is in you can't camp during those dates either. Clean pit toilets.

October 29th, 2017 Verde River Child's

Spent two night in October. This is a popular spot due to the great hot spring on the other side of the river. First night was Saturday and it was a bit crowded with the best campsite on the river already taken. People keept filling in through the night. Someone was firing a gun in the late evening. The pit toilet was alright. If your already used to the toilets in Mexico it's not so bad, but our friends we met up with were not too impressed. On Sunday morning 95% of the cars and people left. Great for dogs. Most people had their dogs running free. It's hot and dusty during the day and very cold at night. Most spots have a fire ring. The road from Strawberry to here is closed. This is in the Tonto National Forest, but you do not need a recreation permit for this spot. You will pass miles of signs on the way here saying Parking Permit Required No Camping -No Campfires April 1st -October 1st but that is just for that area and for those dates. About a mile before this spot you see a sign that then says after this point no permit required and camping allowed. It's free. Pack it in Pack it out. Bring your own wood. There is non here. Hot springs is about a mile hike with no signs leading the way. You have to cross the river. The river is cold and may be too swift for small children, old dogs and drunks. The pools are a great temperature and overlooking the river. Signs say nudity is prohibited and everyone when we went at dusk was following the rules. The road out here was 2wd, but the last .25 miles was very high clearance and 4x4 recommend. There were ALOT of bees.

October 27th, 2017 Lower Burnt Corral NF CG

Really lovely spot right on the Apache Lake off the Apache Trail. $8 per car. One pit toilet that was pretty full and another nicer pit toilet up at the entrance. There are "camp sites" with some fire pit rings, but I think when it's busy it's a free for all. You will have to level off your vehicle for sleeping. To camp here you need a Tonto Pass per vehicle per night and they must be purchased prior to arrival. A regular recreation pass for Arizona is not acceptable. We picked up two passes at the ice cream store in Tortilla Flats. You can't miss it. It has a dead guy hanging and swinging on top. The Town is old west themed. As of August 2017 there are pay machines at more developed camp sites with in the Tonto National Forest and they cost more. This is Lower Burnt Corral, but just before this place you pass a more developed camp ground called Burnt Corral and it has a pay machine and I think it's $12 to camp at that spot. All this took a lot of confusing research. A ranger did come by to check passes on a weekday. It's $100 fine if you don't have one or you forget to scratch your date of use. This was a bit of annoying run around especially after being in Mexico and Central America for the last 500 days but I'm very glad we figured it out and camped here. It's really beautiful. The lake is cold but very swim -able. Everything was quite and peaceful. If you have a water craft and want to take it out on the water that is another fee, but can be purchased when you get your pass. You can fish here too, but that's another license. You can float for free on an air mattress 😉 In October the temps were great. This is the warmest place we camped in weeks. Dogs allowed. Any vehicle over 40 feet in length or 10 tons are not allowed to drive on the Apache Trail road and watch your speed there are cops monitoring this HWY.

October 25th, 2017 Cieneguita BLM Land

Peaceful free wild camping in the dry prairie grass. This is an official free BLM camping area with signs and cleared out camp spots. Clean (no trash). Each camp spot has a fire ring although pay attention to fire danger as the grass around is very dry. There are a few trees, but they have thorns. Very quiet with exception of some singing coyotes. Great for dogs. Lots of freedom. I had 2 bars 4G AT&T service most the time.

October 24th, 2017 Kartchner Caverns State Park

It $7 per car for up to 4 people. $3 extra each additional person. Camping is another $30 per vehicle if you hook up or not. No "dry camping " prices. We left.

October 22nd, 2017 Hotel Cabanas Taramuri

400 pesos, lots of parking, dog friendly, wifi. After spending 400 pesos on camping in Urique this place is awsome. Very close to the fun down town area. Very nice room, lots of pillows, and warm blankets on a very comfortable bed. Little space heater, rug on the cold floor. Dog loved being curled up on the rug in front of the heater. Very nice bathroom with very hot water. Plenty of space. I brought my stove and propane tank in to cook my coffee. WiFi works just as well here as any place I guess. Everywhere we asked if they had good wifi, and everyone said the same thing. The whole town goes in and out. It worked pretty good in the evening and then nothing in the morning. Creel is pretty cute. Lots of window shopping and resturants. This is up there on nicest room we have rented and we are on our way back to the states from a Mexico to Panama and back trip. p.s. on the dog. The owner said yes after I reassured him our dog was educated, nice, and does not sleep on beds. There is cable television and we found movies in English!

October 20th, 2017 4x4 ONLY! Road to Urique

Off the side of the 4x4 only road from Batopilas to Urique. At the top of a ridge with incredible views! Amazing stars, and sunrise. About an hour or so on this very steep switch back road of lots of ups, then down, than up again you come to this crest and it kind of levels off. You will see where the tractor that made the road pushed some dirt and plants out of the way and it's pretty level. Just behind that spot we saw a way to drive into the bushes and hide from the road. One truck drove by before 6pm and we don't think he saw us. Silent after that. There are some nice clear stone areas where you can set up cooking, chairs and enjoy unobstructed views almost 360 degrees around. We left from Guachochi around 8am and felt confident that we would make it to Urique before sundown but blew a tire just outside of Guachochi and that took a surprising amount of time and we knew we would have to camp before making it to Urique. This entire drive here has been incredible. We also tried to get a hotel in Batopilas but non we found has secured parking for vehicles only motorcycles.
UPDATE: The rest of this road to Urique took us at least 6 hours from this camp spot. The second half of this journey was really ruff and slow going due to road conditions.

October 19th, 2017 Hotel Juanita

We would have liked to stay here. Looks very nice, but there is no secure parking of vehicles just motorcycles.

October 17th, 2017 Sinforosa canyon View point

This place is incredible. We paid 20 pesos each to enter. There is a sign at the view point for the trail/road down to the waterfall. It says 4x4 only and they are not joking. We took our stock Toyota pickup truck down and had at least one spot that pushed our clearance. The turns on the switch backs are tight and we had to back up and reposition on a couple. The drop off from the road is very steep. You wouldn't want to not make the turn. Views are amazing all the way down. No place to turn around before you reach the bottom. The top where the Mirador is at about 9,500 feet, the bottom of the road is around 7,200. There is one gazebo along the way, and one at the bottom. This gazebo at the bottom where we camped has level-ish parking backed up right to the gazebo with large fireplace. We had to clean the fireplace of a lot of un-burnable trash. We had a lovely 2 nights camped here with large fires. We saw no one on a weekday. Down here is a river and a suspension bridge that takes you to a trail that continues on down into the canyon to see the waterfall. We hiked this very steep trail about an 1 hour and 900 feet down and we're able to find a viewpoint of the waterfall we think we made it about halfway on the trail down. We think the trail would take you all the way to the bottom of the canyon. Dogs welcome. Zero facilities down here. It's pretty cold at 7,200 feet.

October 17th, 2017 Hotel Los Nogales

Dogs are welcome! We paid 400 pesos. Big clean room, hot shower (you need to let the water run a long time) usable wifi far from fast, pillows were fine, bed was terrible. way to broken in. We both rolled to the center. Felt safe, parked right out front of room.

October 15th, 2017 Parque Nacional Sierra De Órganos

This place is incredibly beautiful. I'm so glad we went out of our way to come visit this place. We arrived Saturday evening. There were a few families having barbecues but everyone seemed to leave, when we woke up in the morning we were the only car here. When the wind is not blowing the mosquitoes are terrible, although first thing in the morning it was super cold and there were no mosquitoes. This place is 7,200 feet and perfect temperatures during the day, but very cold at night. Each campsite has picknick tables and barbecues. they sell firewood at the entrance gate and you are welcome to place a fire on the ground. There are a few different hiking trails ranging from 1 to 2 kilometers each and you can link them all together for a very nice longer hike. It is dog friendly and the trails were very easy for our very old dog to manage. 40 pesos per person.

October 14th, 2017 Parque Natural Mexiquillo

We stayed one night paid 60 pesos per person. The place is beautiful and if you have 4x4 you can drive to all the cool spots. You can camp anywhere, even by the waterfall although you'll get wet from the mist. We camped by the lake. Way to far from bathrooms and you'll need to have a shovel or your own toilet. It's 8,400 feet and freezing at night. This place on the weekend is like an OHV park in the states. Lots of off-road vehicles driving all night and day. Sign says no dogs, but reception says that's just for the cabins. Our dog loved it here. We had a lot of fun exploring the area in our truck. We have a stock Toyota pickup and we were fine for everything. We did ask, if you camp next to the resturant /reception you can plug into electricity and the wifi works pretty good. I also think if we had wanted to stay more nights we would not have had to pay, but I don't know that for sure since we just enjoyed the one night.

October 14th, 2017 Car Park Of La Ferrería Pyramids

The site is pay by donation. It was a nice stop to stretch the legs. The bathrooms were nice. I wouldn't go out of your way to visit this spot.

October 12th, 2017 Posada del Virrey

This place is a dream for a weary traveler. Nice big clean room with California King bed, nice bathroom with very hot showers and fast WiFi. The Town Square with a beautiful Church and a few food vendors is only a block away. No beer is sold in any stores in the tow. Your best bet if you do want a few beers is to pick them up at the Modelo Rama on the way into town. Previous reviews did not mention whether dogs were okay or not but they were more than fine with our dog. There was parking for our rig. There was already 6 overlanding slash touring motorcycles, but our truck which is a normal Toyota pickup truck fit just fine in the parking area but there would have not been room for anything more than another small car.


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