Frye Mesa

(nr Safford AZ)
Looking for a boondock camp over 5,000ft, the forest service website indicted there were spots on Frye Mesa next to a reservoir. Once up there, there was no way to get off the road. Plus, the only spot by the water was not level and only suitable for tent camping.

Fry Mesa Reservoir

Getting to the top of the mesa meant driving a steep, narrow, rocky, gravel, one lane road with many switchbacks. Straight up one side and straight down the other. It had no pullouts, so had another vehicle been on the road, there was no way to pass. I should have never attempted it; very risky.

Looking Up Toward Piñaleno Mountains
Toward Safford Off the Mesa

The mesa set right against the 10,000+ft Piñaleno Mountains; it was what I would call a bench. Unfortunately, a futile attempt to find a campsite with nice temperatures. However, the views from there were impressive.

Camp: BLM-Riverview CG
Scene: Mesa, mountains, views

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2 Responses to Frye Mesa

  1. OFM April 21, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

    Excellent report and important info also. Thank you.

    • Pleinguy April 21, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      Glad to help. Not a place I would recommend. Unless you are going for a look-see in a jeep.

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