Best Utah Camping Spots

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Utah has some amazing camping spots that will give you a mesmerizing experience of the terrain, nature all around and camping fun. Here is a list of the best Utah camping spots.

Boulder Mountain

A large body of water

One of the largest high-elevation plateaus in the United States, Boulder Mountain is dotted with numerous lakes, excellent scenery and unlimited primitive camping opportunities. Part of the Dixie National Forest, the Boulders are laced by thousands of miles of dirt roads that are excellent for four-wheel-drive and off-highway vehicles. The Boulders are also excellent for pack trips by horse or llama. Several outfitters and guides offer pack trips into the Boulder backcountry. Four improved campgrounds are located on the east side of the mountain range, south of Teasdale. However, the campground at Lower Bown Reservoir has no culinary water.

Mirror Lake/Hwy. 150

A lamp over a body of water

Hwy. 150 from Kamas to Evanston, Wyo., offers numerous camping opportunities along the west side of the Uinta Mountains. These campgrounds are very popular, so if you want to obtain a campsite, reserve it early. Mirror Lake Campground is one of the most popular along Hwy. 150. At an elevation of 10,000 feet, you have ample opportunity to breathe in some clear alfresco. Fish the lake by boat or from shore, or hike one of the nature trails. There is plenty to do in this beautiful alpine setting.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park offers spectacular contrasts of red rock cliffs, blue skies, juniper and pinyon pine trees, and a sweeping 3,000-acre expanse of sand dunes. The park is perfect for camping and off-highway vehicles. Facilities include 22 camping units, modern restrooms, showers, a sanitary disposal station, and a resident park ranger. The park is located about 22 miles northwest of Kanab in the southern part of the state.

Goblin Valley

At one time Goblin Valley was recommended as a national monument. While it was never designated as such, it was designated as a state park by Utah Parks and Recreation. Located 35 miles northwest of Hanksville in the southeastern part of the state, Goblin Valley is a favorite because of its geological wonders – scores of intricately eroded creatures, haunting rocks and coves. Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts prefer the area because adjacent to the park there are hundreds of miles of dirt roads to explore. Facilities include a 21-unit campground, modern restrooms, hot showers, and a sanitary disposal station. Water is limited, however, so bring plenty.

Jordanelle Reservoir and State Park

The Rock Cliff campground at Jordanelle offers a wonderful variety of wildlife viewing and scenery for the visitor, along with a boardwalk trail system and plenty of fishing opportunities nearby. Located along the Provo River just before it enters Jordanelle Reservoir, this scenic camping area offers recreational opportunities to visitors year-round. Campsites are set back away from the parking areas. Carts are available to pack your camping gear to and from your vehicle. A gentle trail system was designed to help you reach your campsite with little effort. Ambitious beavers frequent the area, and considerable evidence of their handiwork abounds among the trees along the river. Be careful of high water in the Provo River during the spring as the snow melts in the upper drainage.

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