|Jungle Hill Trailhead Camping||
Small National Forest campground with about 5 Sites at the Trailhead of Jungle Hill Trail (good for Mountainbiking, horseback riding, hiking). Pit Toilet, fire pits, picnic tables. There are also some spots outside the camping. Very quiet in a forest, near river. It's for free.
|Canyon View campground||
Nice quiet campground, wonderful views over the canyon, for free. pit toilets, picnic tables, small barbecue grill but no water. Visitor center nearby, you can do 3 short hikes (sandal trail, aspen trail and canyon view trail, all not longer than a mile) selfguided. to visit the ancient Pueblos, you have to book a guided tour, but you can view the betatakin village from a viewpoint on the paved sandal trail.
|Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Martir||
Wonderful quiet place (except semana santa) with lots of nature, perfect for relaxing, watching animals and hiking. The 80km to the park from San Telmo are fully paved and well maintained, the views are amazing and the landscape changes from desert to high Sierra pine woods on 2400m. The street is sometimes very steep and it is narrow, so take your time. Big rigs won't fit, but with a medium sized Sprinter Van it was no problem. Price per person per day is now 64Pesos, camping is included, a little tour at the observatory is free. The campground is large, lots of very natural sites with fire pits, picnic tables and barbecue grills. No water no electricity and only pit toilets, so bring your own water& toilet paper. If you want to stay longer,also bring enough food&warm clothes. You can hike to 2 viewpoints, the Torre de las piedras (ca.2h, easy) or the Mirador El Altar (ca.3-4h, steep in the beginning) and have wonderful views over the desert, the pacific and the highest Baja mountain Picacho. if you want to know more about the history, there is a small museum, that you can visit for free on weekends. Ask the rangers, if they open it for you on weekdays too, they are very friendly.