This picture shows that there's some great boondocking next to the Cow Pies.
This boondocking Schooley has a name on the front that says "Climate Chaos", nothing like spreading joy and optimism wherever you go. He must work at a John Deere dealer and have a key to the paint department.
Parts of the scenic loop looks Like it was originally a stagecoach route.
There are many reasons I like to boondock and especially in Southern Arizona, and some of the reasons are..... The peace and quiet of the desert, the view that changes with the weather, the feeling of freedom I get not being surrounded by people in every direction, the warm low humidity days that are normal in the winter, taking responsibility for every aspect of my own life, overcoming the fear of living in an inhospitable environment, and especially the sunrises and sunsets. I sleep through most of the sunrises, but I get a real sense of peace and appreciation watching the sun go down on another day of living the best life possible.
The end is nigh.... Just the other side of that steep little hill is pavement, the town of Ajo, and civilization such as it is, from which the journey began.
Now the first thing I need to make clear is the scenic loop is a two way road. you can start the way I did with the easier flatter parts of the road first, or you can start the other way with the mountainous parts of the road first.
From what I could see all the times I've been on that road is the larger RV's start on the flat end of the road and pick a boondocking spot in that area. And the smaller more agile RVs will start in either direction and pick whatever spot that's available. Either way I would recommend scouting the area in your toad or other suitable vehicle before venturing around the scenic loop road in a large RV.
So why am I not out there? It's basically for the same reason I mentioned before that I don't like to subject my truck and trailer to a marginal dirt road if I don't really need to. Now if there wasn't several easy to get to free boondocking places such as the old rodeo arena near town with a paved road right to it, I would be boondocking out there right now.
I feel it makes more sense to boondock in a convenient location and then visit the scenic areas whenever I feel like it than to deal with the problems of actually living on a rough dirt road and having to worry about busting a tire, getting trapped between two flooded arroyos, and a long slow drive on a washboard road into town for groceries.
But despite the road that's marginal in places it's a beautiful area and very popular with boondocking RVers, and not to be missed if you're in the Ajo area.