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    Best place to camp and ride in Flag?

    Im looking for some info on where to camp and ride in flag this fall. Would like to ride right from camp. Also need to get the in a Honda mini van.
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    One of my favs is about a mile up Shultz Creek Pass Rd, cross the cattleguard & hang a left. Anywhere back in there would meet your criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Im looking for some info on where to camp and ride in flag this fall. Would like to ride right from camp. Also need to get the in a Honda mini van.
    the dispersed camping options in the vicinity of FS roads 164B and 9002 are ideal and meet all of your prerequisites. Motor vehicle maps for the Coco are a must: Coconino National Forest - Projects

    FWIW, it's quite cool in the woods at night already, and certain to be darn cold come fall.
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    I actually camped about a 1/4mile up the road from where freeskier described last weekend. Great spots and easy access to Schultz creek trail at the cattle guard. You can also camp near the sunset trailhead in the area to the east near the service gate.

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    164B is a great suggestion. It's a little more out of the way if you get a spot far down, cars aren't going by all the time, close to the trails, etc. I've camped there a few times and that was my pick.
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    Cool thanks guys. Maybe I can do it sooner . Just getting ideas. Lived in Preskitt for
    9 years and have never even been to flag!

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    Is all of FR164B on the perma fire restriction?

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    Re: Best place to camp and ride in Flag?

    Head up Schultz Creek Road 4 or 5 miles. Then hang a left before you get to the top to any of this dispersed camping areas. You can ride from there easily. Last time I actually camped up there fires were allowed that high up. I'm not sure that's the case anymore.

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    You can have fires up past the pipeline. That said you wouldn't get a Honda minivan back there without damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
    You can have fires up past the pipeline. That said you wouldn't get a Honda minivan back there without damage.
    you can easily access the top portion of 9002 above the pipeline and the dispersed campsites on it off freidlien prairie road

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    Freidlein Prairie Rd was no problem for my WRX. Fine in a minivan, and actually quite a bit better than many of the pullouts/areas along Shultz Creek. Some of those were much sketchier and required some real creative maneuvering or just parking short of the actual destination, which won't really work if you're there to camp.


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    old chimney spr. road, south of freidlien, above the pipeline. kinda nice.

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    Thh 164B area along with most of the Schultz Pass area is still closed to fires until 2015 per Order No. 04-13-09-F. The order has a map showing the closed areas. Propane fire pits are OK to use.

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    Is all of FR164B on the perma fire restriction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    old chimney spr. road, south of freidlien, above the pipeline. kinda nice.

    That picture exceeds "kinda nice".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Im looking for some info on where to camp and ride in flag this fall. Would like to ride right from camp. Also need to get the in a Honda mini van.
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    Dan in Preskitt
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    Marshall Lake is another option, thought the AZ Trail is mediocre at best. Great for getting away from the normal, over ridden Elden though.

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