A farther drive, but way darker skies. This is a 61 minute drive from my house, most of it at freeway speed.
Take I-10 WEST until Exit 81 for Salome Road. Take Salome Road northwest for 9.6 miles (Open range, watch for cattle), turn right on Eagle Eye road, paved road. Go 8.4 miles north on Eagle Eye road. Turn left (West) onto a dirt road for the Harquahala Foothills Staging Area, about 0.2 miles off the pavement. Good wide area, almost never anyone there. Pit toilet. Picnic table. Set up on north part of clearing.
Not on state trust land. BLM land only.