Whether you seek the solitude of backcountry camping or a convenient place to pitch a tent, Flagstaff has endless opportunities for adventure.

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Eating well in the wild is as much a part of the experience as the activities, location and stunning views.

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The next time you’re ready to pitch your tent, remember this — there’s no need to exist solely on granola, PB & J’s and marshmallows. We’ll help you take your campfire cooking up a notch and savor every bite of your time in the great outdoors.

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Your cooking guide

Fix it in foil — Foil is your go-to item when prepping your meal beforehand or from scratch. Here’s some tried and true recipes for your next trip.

1. Fire pit cooking

SAUSAGE AND PEPPER HOT SAMMIES

Ingredients: Italian style sausage, bell peppers, onions and French bread.

Directions: Place on grill for 30 minutes.

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Cooked on a grill grate

CAMPFIRE CONES

A fun twist to a traditional S’more and can be customized with endless possibilities!

For a sweet treat, add bananas, strawberries, chocolate chips and marshmallows into Joy cones (which are made right here in Flagstaff).

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2. Dutch oven deliciousness

Turn up the heat and spice up your cooking with black-pot flavor.

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

Ingredients: Pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, enchilada sauce, green chilies and shredded cheese.

Directions: Layer ingredients between flour tortillas, throw on the cover and wait for 45–60 minutes.

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BLUEBERRY COBBLER

Ingredients: Blueberry filling, yellow cake mix, butter.

Pour blueberry filling into dutch oven covered with foil. Add cake mix over the filling and top with sliced butter.

Bake for 30 minutes and voilá you’ve got dessert for the night and enough to enjoy with your coffee the next morning!

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Cooking necessities

To ensure nature’s five-star experience, don’t forget to pack these culinary accessories.

  • heavy duty aluminum foil (use this to line the dutch oven)
  • serving spoon
  • utensils
  • campfire grate
  • dutch oven(s) with lid remover tool
  • water (to put out your campfire)
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Lumberjack tip: Don’t forget to check your destination ahead of time for seasonal fire or campstove restrictions 🔥

Happy Camping!

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