Fire Point

Each day at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we went on long drives down dirt roads in hopes of finding a magical boondocking spot. How’s this look?

Forest Service Road 223 all the way to Fire Point is really quite good until it crosses into the National Park, at which point we found ourselves in some deep muddy water, fortunately we had momentum and didn’t get stuck.

The road also becomes quite narrow and would be a little too tight for trailers. The last good spot for RV’s is at the line that separates the National Park from the National Forest, otherwise, access to Fire Point is limited to 4WD vehicles (truck campers, sportsmobiles etc).

We went to a lot of lookouts this past week, and Fire Point has the biggest most impressive view we’ve seen. There also wasn’t anyone there – another plus in my book.

2015 Cost of Camping:
84 night paid camping
89 nights free camping
173 days this year
Total spent: $1497.07
Daily average cost: $8.65

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  • Reply Koos de Heer June 26, 2015 at 9:10 am

    We fell in love with Point Sublime, which is Southeast of Fire Point. No idea about boondocking there, but it is by far the most beautiful spot we have visited on our travels so far.

    • Reply Leigh June 26, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Koos,

      Apparently you can camp at Point Sublime, but the ranger really discouraged us from going saying that the road is really rough. What did you think?

      • Reply Koos de Heer June 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Hi Leigh,

        We did not camp there, we drove there from our campsite. The ranger is right, the road is too rough for a regular RV. Only high clearance vehicles can go there.


        • Reply Leigh June 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm

          Good to know! Thanks!

  • Reply Vincent June 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful images!!!!

    • Reply Leigh June 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Vince!

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