Best Camping in Mexican Hat

Looking for the best camping in Mexican Hat? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexican Hat. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp in the Valley of the Gods

    The dirt road loop is relatively smooth and can be driven on by just about any car, campervan, or RV. However, check the weather beforehand because some areas can become flooded after rain and will be a difficult mud crossing. It can be driven in ...

  • Camp at Muley Point

    Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern m...

    0.25 miles

  • Camp at Goosenecks State Park

    Located near the southern border of the state, Goosenecks State Park is a small slice of Grand Canyon views in Utah. The park overlooks the meanders of the San Juan River, and canyons that have eroded over the millennia. This park is great for any...

  • Raft the Lower San Juan River

    The put-in for the lower segment of the San Juan river is in the center of Mexican Hat. This is a permitted section of river run by a lottery, and you work to secure a permit through https://www.recreation.gov/permits/250986 Briefly after take off...

  • Backpack Great Gulch: Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon

    One of the many wonderful hidden gems in Utah (so just tell you close friends about it).Kane Gulch is located four miles south of the Highway 95/Highway 261 junction. At the Kane Gulch ranger station you will be able to use restrooms, overnight pa...

    25 miles

  • Backpack Grand Gulch

    Bears Ears National Monument is a truly special place. We voyaged willingly on a journey of discovery into the roots of who we are as human beings, and we were not disappointed: the ruins accessible in the canyons brought tears to our eyes. While ...

    10 miles 600 ft gain

  • Explore Hunts Mesa at Monument Valley

    Though there are many unique viewpoints from within and around Monument Valley, none is as grand as the view from Hunts Mesa! Not easily accessible, the only way to get to Hunts Mesa is through an authorized tour guide via a ~2 hour off-road drive...

    1200 ft gain

  • Camp at The View Campground in Monument Valley

    Other than the spectacular landscape, the park really doesn't possess any of the attributes one would associate with the "wild west." Rather, an introduction to the Navajo culture is what awaits visitors. Located on the Navajo Reservation, a vast ...

    3.2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

    Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park. For the best experience, check park hours and arrive early before the 15 mph traffic be...

    17 miles

  • Hike Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley

    When facing The View from the parking lot, Wildcat Trail is off to the left where the campground is located. It's a 3.2 mile, self-guided loop that takes you around the West Mitten Butte.If you're hiking during the summer be sure to go early and ...

    3.2 miles

  • Hike the Ruins of Hovenweep National Monument

    Hovenweep National Monument consists of 5 separate units which were once Ancestral Puebloan communities. The main trail, Little Ruin Canyon, starts from the Visitor Center and is the only unit that has paved access. Don't let the dirt-clay roads k...

    2 miles 80 ft gain

  • Explore Knowles Canyon

    Knowles Canyon is in between Cedar Canyon and Forgotten Canyon. Knowles Canyon is at Mile 109. There is an arch near the mouth high on the north wall. You should be able to get close to the wall to get a good view of this arch.