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
  • $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

Getting There

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
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


Phone:  (928) 527-3600
Web: Coconino National Forest
Reservations: First-come, first-served
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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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