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HWY 96 / BAGDAD
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Bagdad is an active cooper town.

View from Highway 96
View from Highway 96

We have camped here many times and
have only seen one other person... not
counting the mystery figure who walks
by late at night. It is rugged and harsh
desert conditions with cactus, ect... be
prepared with summer temperatures that
can be over 100 degrees. The road has
several washes that could flood during
a storm. With killer bees and other
deadly creatures... can you survive...

Rocks and minerals abound. We found a
big plate of quartz crystals. Previous years
we found some wild looking rocks. There
is gold everywhere... we just haven't found
it yet.

Muleshoe Ranch Road
Muleshoe Ranch Road

Muleshoe Ranch Road
Muleshoe Ranch Road

Hwy 96 MP 7-8
Muleshoe Ranch Road

Between MP 7-8 there is an unmarked road
to the east. Look for a structure with two solar
panels and that marks the turn. Don't know the
name, for now calling it Muleshoe Ranch Road.
There are several areas to camp down this road.
Coyotes and rabbits are common sights.

When we camped here previously, there was
someone who walked down the road in the
middle of the night. If you continue towards
the end of this road, there is abandoned ranch
house. As we walked towards the house, you
could feel a set of eyes watching you.

Abandoned Ranch House
Abandoned Ranch with ghost???

There is no evidence that anybody lives here,
but this is as close as we got.

Cactus Photo
Cactus

We love this place because it is so remote...
there is nobody... the less people of almost
anywhere.

Near MP #11, you will cross a bridge and
there are some camp areas along the creek.
Most of the spots are in view of the main
road with easy access.

What must of been a military practice, as the
ground started to rumble and the dog ran for
cover... two jets appeared from over the top of
the hills. One jet was in pursuit of the other and
fired a couple missiles. The missiles all missed,
leaving a trail of smoke and then mysteriously
disappeared. That was a ride... your imagination
just took over... either you dived for cover or
searched for a better view.

Road and Cactus
Muleshoe Ranch Road

DIRECTIONS:
From Kingman take I-40 East to exit 71
Take Hwy. 93 South
Take Hwy 97 to 96.
See Bagdad Arizona on road atlas.

DESKTOP PHOTOS:
Desktop photo of Cactus and Flowers
Desktop photo of Cactus and Flowers

Desktop photo of Flowering Cactus
Desktop photo of Flowering Cactus

ROCKS AND MINERALS:
Quartz Crystals
Quartz Crystals

Quartz crystals can be found laying on
the ground. There are so many weird
rocks and minerals just scattered about.

CAMP WOOD ROAD
If you take Camp Wood Road east from
Bagdad, the narrow and dusty road winds
it's way through some great photogenic
landscapes. We only made it 9 miles and
the road was getting rough. Normally
would of continued, but the car needs
new shocks. There are some questionable
camp areas...

Wild Horse Basin Road
Black Pearl Road
Strotjost Flat
Yolo
Camp Wood

4 miles
11 miles
13 miles
21 miles
27 miles

Camp Wood Road
Camp Wood Road

Camp Wood Road
Camp Wood Road

Camp Wood Road
Camp Wood Road

Bones Under Tree
Camp area with bones under the tree.

Water at the laundry in Bagdad.
Located 3 miles east of town in the RV Park.
Near milepost #3 turn on El Comino.
There are no signs on the laundry.

Camped here 2003
Camped here 2004
Camped here 2005
Camped here April 30, 2006

Yarnell Arizona
Hwy.89 Arizona

Yarnell Arizona in Peeples Valley has the
"Best ALL YEAR CLIMATE"
Elevation 4,782'

Stanton Ghost Town is about a 60 minute
drive. We visited in 2004 and there were
about 100 RVs and some kind of Prospector's
convention. Recreational gold prospecting area...


Burro Creek Recreation Area

Burro Creek is a fee area.
Nice view of the bridge.

Also see: ALAMO LAKE
Also see:
BONELLI LANDING
Also see:
FOSSIL CREEK
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
GREG'S HIDEOUT
Also see:
PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see:
SWANSEA GHOST TOWN
Also see:
WINDY POINT

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