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The Best Camping in Monticello

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Top camping spots in and near Monticello

  • Monticello, Utah

    Salt Creek Canyon Trail

    12.33 mi / 1555 ft gain
    Salt Creek Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Blanding, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Backpack Salt Creek

    33 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Needles District of Canyonlands receives 6 times as many backpackers as its more popular neighbor across the Colorado River, Island in the Sky. The Needles has an excellent trail network that is incredibly diverse, featuring amazing rock features as well as grassy meadows and savannahs.  Whil...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Rock Climbing in Indian Creek

    Just outside the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and 40 miles south of Moab lies one of the greatest crack climbing destinations in the world. Indian Creek is home to world famous routes such as "Supercrack of the Desert" 5.10 "Way Rambo" 5.12- and "Incredible Hand Crack" 5.10c.This...
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  • Egnar, Colorado

    Raft the Dolores River

    On years with enough moisture and runoff, kayakers, rafters, tubers and SUP-ers all take to the Dolores River. This section of water from Slick Rock to Bed Rock provides a two night, three day float through red canyon walls, meandering bends in the river, a a few notable side canyons. The water l...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Hamburger Rock

    Hamburger Rock is a small BLM campground with 10 sites based around an interesting rock outcropping. Each site can accommodate around 6 campers, 2 tents, and 2 cars. The bathrooms here are very basic, open-top pits, and no other services are offered. Camping fees are only $6/night.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Angel Arch from Cave Spring

    25.52 mi / 2566 ft gain
    Angel Arch from Cave Spring Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Chesler Park and Druid Arch Loop from Squaw Flat Campground

    21.68 mi / 3461 ft gain
    Chesler Park and Druid Arch Loop from Squaw Flat Campground Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Lost Canyon

    8.22 mi / 1109 ft gain
    Lost Canyon Trail is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Squawflat Trail to Lost Canyon Peekaboo Trail

    9.56 mi / 2349 ft gain
    Squawflat Trail to Lost Canyon Peekaboo Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Joint Trail in the Canyonlands Needles District

    5.0
    19.06 mi / 3028 ft gain
    A large part of the grandeur of Canyonlands National Park is the vast barren vista at Island in the Sky, but no visit to Canyonlands would be complete without the intimate and immersive desert experience that the Needles District offers. Drive two hours southwest of Moab away from cell phone rece...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Camp at Squaw Flat Campground

    3.0
    Squaw Flat campground is an easily-accessed area full of picturesque campsites in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It is located in the Needles District, which is well known for its colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone that cover the region. Campsite reservations must be made in advance at rec...
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Elephant Canyon Loop via Squaw Flat to Chesler Park to Druid Arch

    15.06 mi / 2231 ft gain
    Elephant Canyon Loop via Squaw Flat to Chesler Park to Druid Arch Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Angel Arch from Squaw Flats

    26.61 mi / 4117 ft gain
    Angel Arch from Squaw Flats Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail

    20.32 mi / 3547 ft gain
    Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Monticello, Utah.
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  • Monticello, Utah

    Hike the Confluence Overlook

    4.0
    10.4 mi / 220 ft gain
    The Green River starts in Wyoming and flows 730 miles before joining the Colorado River in Utah. Confluence Overlook Trail is located in the northern parts of the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. At the southwest edge of the parking area, you will see where the trail starts. The tra...
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  • Pleasant View, Colorado

    Painted Hand Pueblo Trail

    0.56 mi / 75 ft gain
    Painted Hand Pueblo Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Pleasant View, Colorado.
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