Just north of Hatch, only about 25 miles is Lake Caballo State Park. We have been totally winging it so far, making no reservations and always finding a spot (often free). State Parks are a great bet especially if you avoid the weekends when they are more populated.
We are planning a week-or-so stay soon, probably in Tucson. Our leisurely pace seems to be working out fine.
I am enjoying getting back into photography big-time. Lots of new subject matter at hand.
Outside the bus this evening.