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Indian Bread Rocks BLM
4.7 (23 reviews)
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jan
1.07"
61°
30.8°
feb
0.86"
65.6°
34.3°
mar
0.59"
72.1°
38.9°
apr
0.29"
80.3°
44.8°
may
0.4"
89.1°
52.9°
jun
0.4"
97.5°
61.7°
jul
2.24"
97.2°
66.7°
aug
2.13"
94.1°
65.5°
sep
1.02"
90.6°
59.3°
oct
1.14"
80.9°
48°
nov
0.79"
69.5°
36.5°
dec
1.17"
60.5°
30.3°
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Crowdedness
Others somewhat nearby, but still private
Fullness
Three quarters of spots are open
Noise
Pure silence
Shade
Very few shady spots
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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lh777
6
Jun 2021
Stayed in November, crowded but beautiful

Stayed here after going to the national monument. I didn’t expect so many other campers, this is a very popular BLM spot. But it is definitely beautiful and I’d recommend if you can get there earlier to get a spot! Pretty easy to access.

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akvoyagers
12
May 2021
Beautiful, Clean, Private

Stunning sunsets and views, had some fun hanging out and climbing on the rocks. We were here in late April and there was a million bees in the brush so just be mindful of that walking through if you’re sensitive or allergic. The road in was super washboarded but it looked like it had just been done. After the main picnic area if you keep going there are several spots. Most aren’t super level and the road is softish sand so probably not the best for big rigs. However if you do brave the road there is a clearing towards the end that is nice and level and had 3 class Cs parked in a little caul de sac area. I wouldn’t recommend going much farther past that area unless you have high clearance and 4x4 as the road becomes a narrow windy mountain road. Had decent service with both atandt and Verizon

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uimludd11
7
May 2021
Desert Valley Rock Formations

Beautiful, Spacious. The rock formations are fun to climb around and wonderful to find roaming wild cows on the land. Great cell service, very secluded and quiet but felt safe.

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myrmarachne
31
Apr 2021
Quiet, private, decent cell service

Nice stop on my way west. Spots were private, some rough areas so just be aware of the bumps, but most should make it. Maybe don't take a large RV in here, but otherwise it was clean and beautiful. No shade. Decent verizon service, almost no ATT service (all without booster). Might be tricky getting a level spot if you're in a camper or van. Some nicer spots further up for those with 4x4 high clearance... But that's not me.

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kylestack666
52
Mar 2021
the loaf is huge!

Great place to camp at for a night or two. Some good hiking....not hard to drive to. Just be careful of cows in the road. not much wood around for a fire, so make sure to bring some if you want a fire. if you hike high enough then you will get great views.

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world-wide-photos
36
Feb 2021
Nice place

When we came in (midday in June 2020), there was only one other camper around, so we could choose any spot. There were fire rings at the spots, but it was hard to find a shade (not many trees, and most of them were occupied by cows). No one there, so we used the common area (surrounded by trees to find some shade) with picnic tables, BBQ grills, and vault toilet.

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oldhelgacassie
31
Feb 2021
Surprising amount of other campers!

Based off other reviews we didn't expect to see so many other people here! There were at least 50 other campers scattered around the grounds. Still quiet and beautiful here! The other reviews weren't lying about cow patties though, there are tons of them lol. Also if you have dogs, watch for all the cacti, my little one almost got one stuck in his paw. If you have shoes for them, I recommend using them here to avoid paw boo-boos.

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monicarick
2
Feb 2021
Beautiful & quiet...Cacti & Cow Pies

To get here, go through the very sketchy town of Bowie. Follow sign to Ft Bowie Historical Site. Drive about 3 or so miles on the paved road and watch for the major dips in the road. Don’t go too fast!

The dirt road leading to the entrance gate is off to the right and not well marked. Small street sign that says Happy Camper. It’s a very wide and flat (albeit a tad washboardy in places) gravel road.

After crossing a few narrow cattle guards, you reach the small turnaround at the official picnic site. Beyond that is where the road starts getting really tricky, so if you haven’t found a spot yet and you have a coach, head this warning.

It’s single lane and has some very deep tire tracks and dips at points along the way, getting worse as you go. If you have a big rig and you go more than 1/4 mile beyond the gate before you find a spot, you may need 4WD due to slickness from the dirt, in spots. We used 4WD towing a 30’ Outdoors Travel Trailer but then again, we had to drive at least a mile to a turnaround where all the cows are. This is ultimately where we camped for 3 nights but we had to make sure we tucked our truck and trailer out of the way as the rancher comes every day to feed his cattle there. The cows are friendly and will come right up to your rig and they do have horns. Currently there was only one young bull with the herd, but there are mommas with babies and the rancher said one will absolutely get you if you get too close.

If you didn’t find a spot by the turnaround and you have a big rig, DO NOT go past this point or you will never get out. According to the rancher, there are no other places to turn around at all.

Again, absolutely gorgeous and quiet boondocking area.

We thoroughly enjoyed our spot but we were basically camping in the cow patties.

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gratefulhead
5
Jan 2021
Show up before dark if you don't want to get lost.

I arrived in pitch black and had a hard time finding the site. Gps beings you to a spot in the gravel road, but the other reviews did not have enough info in them as to where the actual sites were. One person says "you'll know it when you see it" but I had no idea what to look for. You have to pull off the main road and down these tiny little dirt path roads. Drive past one rv so I knew I was in the right spot, but at the second spot another group was there and blocking the entire road so I couldn't get past. Ended up seeing yo in a makeshift spot just to get some rest. Not sure what the actual sites are like since I couldn't get to them. Broken Glass and garbage at the spot I set up, so I imagine the actual sites are worse. Neighboring site had their generator running all night. The rock formations are pretty cool though.

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xplorer
4
Dec 2020
Great overnight after site-seeing Chiricahua

Road in from highway is paved and then turned into hard packed sand. Easy for van driving in. Really windy night, but great one night stop after seeing Chiricahua National Monument. Rocks surrounding area are cool to see. Quiet and not too many people crowding it.

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xplorer
4
Dec 2020
Great overnight after site-seeing Chiricahua

Road in from highway is paved and then turned into hard packed sand. Easy for van driving in. Really windy night, but great one night stop after seeing Chiricahua National Monument. Rocks surrounding area are cool to see. Quiet and not too many people crowding it.

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junipertree
69
Nov 2020
rules posted in attached photo

The dirt road coming here was smooth and wide. You will know when you have reached the campground. There is a vault toilet at the front as well as a picnic area for day use only. All spots are to the right of this. There is probably about 12-20 spots , some are right off the main dirt road and easy to access, or you can chose to go down one of the other dirt roads and you will find a couple more spots. these spots are more secluded but be careful because some roads are very rutted and i would not take a larger rig down them. i We got one of these spots and were tucked away, making it very quiet and secluded. If you continue down the main dirt road eventually you will reach a gate to someone’s property. There is also cattle in the area and where there is a lot of cow pies, there is flies. Three bars t-mobile. Very much enjoyed our stay. (p.s. rangers do roll through here)

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topher_essex
21
Oct 2020
Great place.. beautiful..

A little crowded but still a great place...

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pottsnpans
4
Sep 2020
Great Spot/Passing Through on I-10

Just a man, his dog, and his truck. Bought a camper to displace camp as I travel to cut down on hotel stays. Beautiful area out away from the noisy freeway. Stars are unbelievable. Just watch out for the cattle.
5 Stars. Pack out your trash!

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honeybear70
2
Jun 2020
Good place to spend a couple nights.

Our only neighbors were few cows wandered around our camper. The views were fantastic, the rocks are amazing. We really enjoyed the quiet and solitude of the area. Occasional Cowboy truck delivering water to the cows. Other than that we had no neighbors while we were there

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jomil29
59
May 2020
Neat nature area

Off the dirt road a ways but nice, secluded camping area with cool rock outcroppings. Quiet a few spots for RVs, more for cars, a latrine and shaded picnic area.

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tronjuan
2
Apr 2020
Indian Bread Rocks BLM campsite

This place rocks! Quiet, roomy, under 20 spots to pull off and camp. Closest neighbor was 500 yards away around the bend. We were in a pull off south of the road and yet could still see the interstate about 4 miles away. Totally quiet except for the birds and nearby cows. We saw road runners, rabbits, chipmunks, a wild bee hive in a tree on a hill, free range cattle roamed the desert, all kinds of song birds and the occasional bird of prey. Be careful in that you are in the desert. There are known to be snakes and scorpions that you could run across. We didn't see any snakes, but I did find two scorpions while overturning some rocks to build a campfire. (They didn't survive the pounding I gave them). The nights are pitch black and full of stars. There is a stream running only 200 feet from our camp site from a fresh water spring nearby. The dirt road is well maintained at least two miles in, but once you go past the J Ranch, you will want a jeep or a high clearance vehicle to go further. Up to where we camped, we had 4G, three bars with Verizon, so I will say there is internet and cell service available here. If you need to refill water, propane or dump, there is Mt. View RV Park in Bowie, (which this site is a part of). It's north of the interstate a mile or two then a left on the main drag in Bowie. Go a mile or two and it should be on the right.

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katkendon
5
Mar 2020
My favorite so far

Loved this spot - tons of wildlife and also plenty of cow neighbors! I got a spot with a small creek running through which was lovely. The hills nearby are a treat. Traveling in a pickup was no problem, but as others have noted, don't go too far or you'll struggle to turn around.

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dizzylama
10
Mar 2020
Great BLM spot.

The sites are nice, most have a little rock ring fire pit. There is a pit toilet at the front of the Park, it's cleaned and restocked with t.p. regularly. Lots of good hiking in the hills all-around the camping areas. We stayed about a week and a half and really enjoyed it.

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bathompson
1
Dec 2019
Beautiful rugged spot

Brought our 34’ Pace Arrow with 14’ utility trailer up in to the park. Drove our van up first to make sure we didn’t get stuck or unable to turn around. Road is a bit rough and it appears that it can change dramatically after rain season. Investigate prior if you have a larger rig. Great spot to climb and explore the hillside. Huge boulders to explore.

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jenn15987
7
Nov 2019
Indian Bread Rocks

Cell service excellent. BLM rangers were awesome. Very friendly, easy to talk to and happy to share information on where to go. Felt very safe there. Vault toilet at picnic area. The road had a big hump in it to one side that made entering a little iffy with your 25ft TT. Completely doable but I do suggest parking at the picnic area and walking to check out the road. Would definitely stay here again. Also went to Rafter G Restaurant food was pretty good, chips and salsa amazing and service was as excellent.

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ynottony
1
Mar 2019
Ynot Tony

Enjoy this nice place there is room for about seven Rigs of all different sizes once you get up the canyon a little bit you can't turn around so the farther you go up the more you got to be careful enjoyed 14 days here Peppa plenty cows around nice people coming through and the weather was a little bit windy it sometimes but enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets

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bfisher003
1
Oct 2018
Nice free place

We spent one night here in our way west. We arrived shortly before sundown and quickly took the first available spot we found for 32’ of travel trailer so we could get set up before dark. The next morning I walked about 1/4 mile further up the dirt road and found two empty, very nice spots, although they had some trash left in them. There were other campers around, but it was still very private and quiet. We will definitely camp here again.

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