Our Airstream at Rusty's RV Ranch

On to Chiricahua National Monument

Richard Charpentier Adventure, Airstream Blogs, Arizona, National Monuments of the Southwest, RV, Travel Leave a Comment

Camping in the Coronado Forest

If you want to camp in the Coronado Nat’l Forest, I’d suggest a smaller rig, or tent camping.

For the last few days we’ve been in Rodeo, New Mexico.  We’re on the eastern side of the Coronado National Forest, and the Chiricahua National Monument.  It’s been a great stay!

Now we’re moving on to the National Monument itself, and camping at the Bonita Campground, located within the monument.  We’ll be there for a few days to explore the crazy rock formations, places to mountain bike (I won’t wreck again), and to learn more about the park.

We will also be disconnected for days.  I checked in with a ranger we met at Organ Pipe the other month to ask him if there would be cell coverage.  The answer was a big no, unless I had a booster / repeater with me.  Nope.

So, we’ll be disappearing from the social media scene for a few days.  That’s a good thing.  It will give me some time to really focus on the photography, the exploration, and the writing.  I’ve already got a whole article in mind regarding the Rode, NM & Port, AZ, areas.  Then we’ll do a second article specifically on the Chiricahua National Monument.

Bottom line regarding the area and what I’ll be posting over at LivinginTin.com?  This place is worth a lot of exploration!  Birding, biking, hiking, camping, and some pretty awesome rock formations.  I could see spending a month in the area and not running out of things to do.  So yes, I’ve got a lot to do over the next week on the articles and additional exploration.  Being disconnected for a bit should be just what I need.

Big Rig Camping in Rodeo?  Rustys

I can’t say enough good things about Rusty’s RV Ranch.  Great location, close to the entrance to the Coronado National Forest, and of course big rig friendly.  While we’re not in a big rig, the camping in the forest is limited, and most locations are for small rigs.  Rusty’s is a great launching point into the area!  Love the size of the RV sites, and Rusty is an awesome host.  So, if our trip to the area has inspired you to pay a visit yourself, you know a great place to stay.


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