Maple Canyon

Sanpete County, Utah

Overview

Maple Canyon Campground is known for its unique cliffs and scenic views of the Sanpitch Mountains. A favorite among rock climbers, the campground is just 3 miles from Freedom, Utah.

Recreation

Rock climbing is the campground's main draw, attracting climbers from all over the world with its numerous routes for beginners and experts alike.

Over 140 bolted routes are available with climbing grades from 5.4 to 5.14.

Facilities

The campground contains one group site and several single-family sites. Sites 2, 3 and 4 are walk-to tent sites that must be accessed by carrying gear a short distance from the parking area. Vault toilets are provided but there is no water. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Natural Features

The campground is nestled among thick groves of maples below beautiful, towering conglomerate walls at an elevation of 6,700 feet. The canyon contains over 40 cliffs ranging in height from 30 to 300 feet. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the canyon.

Nearby Attractions

The canyon offers some excellent hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities. Three steep scenic loop trails (three to five-mile loops) provide access to many of the rock climbing sites in the canyon. Panoramic views east into Sanpete Valley and beyond to the Wasatch Plateau reveal themselves near the tops of the trails and cliffs.

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