Looking for a camping spot in the woods with easy access to some of the Flagstaff area's fantastic trails and recreation opportunities along US 180? The Wing Mountain area southwest of the San Francisco Peaks offers fantastic dispersed camping along Forest Roads (FRs) 222 and 171, suitable for tents, campers, and recreational vehicles. Wing Mountain is a prominent cinder cone volcano located approximately six miles southwest of the San Francisco Peaks, rising to an elevation of 8,560 feet. The mountain is surrounded by ponderosa pine forest on fairly level terrain at approximately 7,600 feet. FR 222 and FR 171: Easy to navigate, with fairly smooth, wide dirt roads offering areas where you may pull your vehicle and rig up to 300 feet off the road (referred to as "camping corridors" on the Motor Vehicle Use Map). The western end of FR 222A (between FR 171 and FR 519): Easy to navigate and offers areas suitable for everything from tents to recreational vehicles. Warning: there is a section of FR 222A that requires high clearance and four-wheel drive where it crosses a burned section of forest. The northern end of FR 222A (near FR 222) and the western end of FR 9001P (near FR 171): These roads are narrower and rougher, and more suited to tent or small trailer camping. Roads are closed in the winter, from approximately mid-December to early April. The area is open forest and accessible 24 hours a day. Nearby Attractions and Activities Distances and estimated driving times from the junction of US 180 and Forest Road 222: Arizona Snowbowl: 8 miles, 16 minutes Humphreys, Aspen Loop, and Kachina trailheads (at the Snowbowl): 8 miles, 16 minutes Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail: 11.5 miles, 13 minutes Bismarck Lake Trail: 13.5 miles, 22 minutes Arizona Nordic Village: 7.8 miles, 10 minutes Red Mountain Trail: 23 miles, 27 minutes Slate Mountain Trail: 24 miles, 40 minutes Lava River Cave: 10.5 miles, 20 (via FR 245) to 30 minutes (via FR 222)
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