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Little Elden Springs Horse Camp

Statistics Elevation
May 4- Oct 8
Days Limit
Trailer Limit
GPS Location
 35.279241 N
-111.578909 W
Amenities Potable Water
Waste Disposal
Compost Toilet
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Store Nearby
Campsite Grills
Campsite Tables
Fire Rings
Utility Hookups
(928) 527-3600
Bring it
Fishing Supplies
Gas & Propane
Visitor Center
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Apache Trout
Yellow Bass
Flathead Catfish
Yellow Perch
Redear Sunfish
Green Sunfish
Northern Pike
Channel Catfish
Smallmouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
Striped Bass
White Bass
Arctic Grayling
Fly and Lure Only
Body of Water Depth
Catch and Release Areas
Boats Allowed
Motor Limit
Boat Rentals


This campground is designated ONLY for people with horses

Little Elden Springs Horse Camp is a campground that was created for those who love horses and enjoy riding in a beautiful landscape. This camp has been designed for the particular needs of equestrian campers in mind. All 15 campsites allow easy access for vehicles pulling horse trailers and are equipped with horse-friendly accommodations. It is located near the base of Mount Elden in a lush ponderosa pine and Gamble oak forest. You can access the Kachina Peaks Wilderness at the Weatherford Trail near Schultz Tank just up the road.

The Mount Elden/Dry Lake Hills Trail System is also accessible right from camp and is comprised of over 30 miles of trails. The Horse Camp access trail connects to the Little Elden Trail, which provides a variety of loops and trail pursuits. Deer Hill Trail, which is at the rear of the campground, heads due north for 4.5 miles. This trail offers amazing views of the San Francisco Peaks, especially during the changing of the leaves in the fall when the aspens turn from green to gold.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.GOV
Fees $20.00 per night; extra vehicle: $9.00 per night. Day use $9.00 up to 5 people, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Season: May 4, 2012 - October 8, 2012 at noon
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: This campground is designated ONLY for people with horses
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866

View of snow covered Peaks and yellow aspen near Little Elden Springs Trailhead. Taken 10-31-09 by Patty Ringle. Click image for full size view.

Location: 5 miles northeast of Flagstaff on the edge of Elden Mountain. Elevation is 7200 feet.

GPS: N35° 16' 45.192", W-111° 34' 44.04"

Access: Drive 5 miles northeast of Flagstaff on US 89. Turn west (left) on FR 556 and drive 2 miles to FR 556A. Turn north (right) and continue to the campground. (see Bonito Campground map for a better idea of how to get there)

General Notes:

Attractions: Camping, picnicking, riding trails, wildlife watching, fall colors, photography.

Facilities: 15 pull-through campsites, picnic tables, restrooms, water, hitching rails, trash dumpsters.


  • Larger sites can accommodate a combined truck and trailer length up to 35 feet.
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • All vehicles must be kept on constructed roads or spurs.
  • Gray water and sewage from holdings must be transported to a dump station off Forest lands.




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