Bonito Campground is located in a landscape of ponderosa pines and an ancient lava flow next to Sunset Crater National Monument. The moon-like landscape of the 1,000-year-old lava flow creates a unique camping experience with lots of adventures close by. In addition to Sunset Crater, the ancient Native American cliff dwellings at Wuputki National Monument are nearby.

This medium-sized campground has 44 campsites with access to flush toilets and drinking water. The entire campground is first-come, first-served with no reservations available.

Bonito Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 44
Cost:
  • $24/night for up to 8 people and 1 vehicle
  • $8/night additional vehicle
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 42 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open May – October
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:
35.369977, -111.541846
Nearest City/Town: Flagstaff, Arizona
Elevation: 6925 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 8 Miles – Flagstaff, Arizona
Directions:
From Flagstaff: Drive for about 14 miles on US 89 and turn right on Sunset Crater Road (FR545). Drive for 2 more miles and make a left into Bonito Campground.

 

Maps & Brochures
Bonito Campground Area Map

Connect

Phone:  (928) 527-3600
Web: Coconino National Forest
Reservations: First-come, first-served
Clear
Saturday 02/24 0%
High 37° / Low 10°
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Plentiful sunshine. High 37F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunday 02/25 0%
High 39° / Low 14°
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Sunny. High 39F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 02/26 0%
High 42° / Low 20°
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A mainly sunny sky. High 42F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
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Tuesday 02/27 40%
High 39° / Low 18°
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Sunny early then becoming mostly cloudy with snow showers developing later in the day. High 39F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
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Wednesday 02/28 50%
High 36° / Low 17°
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Snow showers. High 36F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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Thursday 03/01 10%
High 40° / Low 22°
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 40F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Be Sure to Bring

What To Do

Off-roading – Visit nearby Cinder Hills OHV Area for a park dedicated to four wheeling.

Image Credits: Coconino National Forest

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.

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