Here is another of my older Arizona Spots, this is also an older C.C.C. "Civilian Conservation Corps" era campgrounds built in the Roosevelt era, the camp is assessable to larger trailers while still not inviting to the bus style R.V.s the camps are well kept and cheap, this is at an altitude of 9000 feet, large R.V.s stay out of this camp generally.
When the Phoenix area is 115 degrees this spot is a wonderful 75F in the day and 50F at night. Its quiet, the drive to it is eye candy, the camp turn off is near the lodge so supplies are available. Bring a camera as deer frequent the meadow, this is a great spot late June to Sept. My furnace
will not work at this altitude so the portable Cat is a must. Also in the monsoons July thru August it rains almost everyday a fine drizzle breaking up about noon and returning at 6 pm on and off.
The approach from Alpine Arizona is steep, using my little Nissan truck I pull the grades at about 40 m.p.h. and the turns are allot like the Jerome Arizona run to Mingus mountain camps. You do not want to go fast as the deer do cross the highway often so a lower speed is advisable.
The road in stays solid even in rains so in and out is good.
Cell phones will not work here...they will at the lodge.
The Aspen trees are the white barked trees, (look like Birtch) Arizona has been working to restore the Aspen forests, they grow well in areas that has been ravaged by fire at high altitudes, it is notable to understand these trees are all one organism, like mushrooms, the roots underground are all connected. These forests were the principle forests of ancient Arizona until the Ponderosa Pine and other trees took over. Often they are fenced to keep deer out, do not damage the fencing or damage these trees, if the colony gets sick they all die together.