Bonita Canyon Campground (Chiricahua National Monument)
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For RVs 29 ft or less
I can't believe the other reviewer -- all the campsites indicate their length and there are NO campsites that will fit anything near 41' long. In fact, as you pass the Visitor Center there is a sign that says that only vehicles 29' or less can go past that point.
The sites are wooded, which I would imagine is wonderful in the summer, and a high RV would have a problem in many of the sites. We are 10' 9" high and we had to place our RV just right in site 1. Site 9, however, was no problem. The sites are ample otherwise, sitting at the base of a canyon wall. Come with water and don't expect showers.
You can reserve a shuttle ride up the mountain and then hike down, but you need to do it the day before at the Visitor Center. We loved Chiracahua!
Not at All RV Friendly
We attempted to camp here in a 28-foot long fifth-wheel trailer in December of 2014. We made reservations well in advance for a 41-foot back-in site through recreation.gov and paid in full. The campground was quite wooded and shady and perhaps lovely for tents, but not RV friendly at all. There were a few gray water dumps and water spigots that we had planned on using, but I have since learned that the camp hosts will not allow RV campers to use these facilities - they are only for tents. The loop is difficult to navigate, and the campground's beauty was marred by white board fencing all along the loop and a great deal of regulatory signs. Upon arriving at our site, we discovered that it was angled in a way not depicted on the map we used to make the reservation. Because the campground is set up in a one-way traffic loop in the wrong direction for that site, we would have to jack-knife our trailer. I attempted to find a camp host to see if we could drive the wrong way in the loop just in order to park, but the hosts were nowhere to be found. Other sites we tried had steep slopes, a great deal of loose gravel, large rocks that interfered with backing maneuvers, and some had low-hanging branches. Unless you have a pop-up RV, this would be a very difficult fit anywhere, except for the three sites already occupied by the campground hosts. We ended up leaving, and I finally received a partial refund, but only after appealing my case all the way to Washington, DC, in writing. And by the way, they still haven't updated the map to depict the one-way restriction and the angles of the sites. For tents, I would give this campground four stars, but this is an RV review site, so for our purposes, I have to give it one star.