Last Updated on 04/07/2024 by Glynn Willard




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Coordinates For Soap Creek
 
36°45’09.4″N 111°43’03.2″W
 
We love boondocking in Arizona because of the diversity in landscapes!

There’s not a lot to choose from, but all the spots have a beautiful view!
 

 

 

    Marble Canyon boondocking

  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Part Of Arizona
  2.  
    Early May.
     

  3. Permit Required To Camp At Soap Creek?
  4.  
    No.
     

  5. Government Agency
  6.  
    Bureau of Land Management
     

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Off 89A
  8.  
    We stayed three nights and did not notice any law enforcement.
     

  9. Road Conditions In And Out Of Soap Creek
  10.  
    The road is passable by any type of vehicle, but offers a few challenges that may require higher clearance.

    The pull off for the road (just off 89A) has a gate between it and the road with dispersed camping.

    Make sure you close the gate behind you when you’re coming and going.
     

    Dispersed camping Marble Canyon, AZ

    Keep the circled gate closed when coming and going from this site.


     

  11. Is Soap Creek Big Rig Friendly?
  12.  
    Yes, this location is big rig friendly.

    But the further back you go, the more challenging the terrain.

    Closer to the front, any vehicle will be fine. I would not take a high end Class A past the first two spots.

    The road offers a few options to turn around if you don’t find a spot.
     

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers In This Region Of AZ
  14.  
    We were able to pick up a Verizon signal, but had to leave the rig and climb the hill to get T-Mobile reception.

    This was a location we decided not to use any data.

    We drove up to the campground at Lee’s Ferry for a strong T-Mobile signal and took care of emails while parked.

    The Open Signal app didn’t show any AT&T coverage.
     

  15. Does Marble Canyon Have A Starlink Friendly Sky View?
  16.  
    This spot might be dodgy. There are mountains close by in all directions except the south.
     

  17. Crowds Around Marble Canyon
  18.  
    It really wasn’t busy. But that said, almost every spot was taken because there are so few spots.

    The turnover was high, so there’s a good chance to find a spot, especially during the week.

    We were surprised how few designated spots were available for the amount of space.
     
    Marble Canyon dispersed camping
     

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking At Soap Creek?
  20.  
    We felt safe. There were no suspicious characters anywhere near our location.

    This is a really quiet spot where most campers kept to themselves.
     

  21. Wildlife And Insects In Marble Canyon
  22.  
    There were no pesky insects to disrupt our time outdoors.

    We did not encounter any wildlife in this spot.
     

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Marble Canyon?
  24.  
    Lee’s Ferry has a dump station for its campground, but requires a National Park Pass to enter the park (or pay).

    The dump station is big rig friendly and is easily accessible.

    Here are the coordinates:

    36°51’49.9″N 111°36’02.3″W

    It wasn’t busy at all and the potable water available was tasty.
     

     

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping At Soap Creek
  26.  
    Lee's Ferry, Colorado River
     
    This is a beautiful location in which to boondock and the accessibility to Lee’s Ferry is perfect.

    Learn the history of Lee’s Ferry and tour the historic site while you’re there.

    There are also some great trail systems along the Paria River if you’re up for a hike.

    Also take some time to walk the historic Navajo bridge for some amazing views of the Colorado River.

    We would certainly return to this site again and again!
     
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

 
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