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The Best Camping in San Juan County

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

Top camping spots in and near San Juan County

  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Kens Lake Campground

    4.0
    Ken's Lake is an excellent location for peace and quiet. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and you can register on site or the reservation system at Recreation.gov. There are three group sites and 30 tent sites so relatively small. Faux Waterfall is within walking distance and a nic...
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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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  • 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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  • Monticello, Utah

    Camp at the Ledges Camping Area off of Kane Creek Road

    5.0
    The turn off for Kane Creek Rd. is directly before the McDonald's on the right side of the road. A right turn takes you through small residential area and then places you on a dirt road continuing into the canyon. The road narrows a bit, switch backs, and becomes slightly rougher. Follow Kane Cr...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Gold Knob Trail

    4.97 mi / 1775 ft gain
    Gold Knob Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp in Hunters Canyon

    5.0
    2 mi
    Moab has become an increasingly popular adventure destination over the last few years. Its proximity to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks make it a popular spot for beginning day hikers as well as seasoned canyoneers, bikers, and climbers. It comes as no surprise that it can be a hassle to fi...
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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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  • Moab, Utah

    Drive Chicken Corners

    From Moab, take Kane Creek Blvd out of town towards the beginning of the trailhead at the Kane Creek Recreation Parking Lot. From there, the trail is pretty much the only route available. The drive follows along a very smooth dirt road for the first six miles. Here, take a right to follow towards...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Williams Bottom Campground in Moab

    4.0
    Williams Bottom Campground and its 17 first-come first-serve campsites are tucked into the side of the Colorado River Canyon on Utah Highway 279 aka "Potash Road" just 15 minutes from downtown Moab. It is commonly known as one of *the* rock climbing campground on the west side of Moab, as there a...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Porcupine Rim Campground

    5.0
    Porcupine Rim Campground, just inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a fantastic dispersed campsite (with bathrooms) that overlooks the hills and mesas of Castle Valley some 2000' feet below. Most are familiar with the area due to the famous Porcupine Pine Rim mountain biking trail, but the...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at King's Bottom

    4.0
    Kane Creek is a massive canyon, with the Colorado river at it's feet and red cliffs towering on either side. There are numerous trail heads and campgrounds the farther you explore into the canyon. However, these sites fill up fast. The canyon restricts camping to only designated sites, capping th...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Drive Fins & Things

    5.0
    9.4 mi / 900 ft gain
    Fins & Things is a 9.4 mile classic Moab ATV / 4WD trail rated 5 by the Red Rock Four-Wheelers. It is steep, has great traction, some fantastic slalom cutes and of course, glorious views of the Moab redrock scenery. The one-way trail is broken into three sections and begins at campsite E-6 in...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Sand Flats Recreation Area in Moab

    3.0
    The rock domes and slickrock around the campsites provide fun for young and old to scramble on, or simply enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Located just outside of the town of Moab Utah is the Sand Flats Recreation Area. The area is managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management and Grand County Uta...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rock Climbing Moab's Wall Street

    4.3
    Moab's Wall Street is exactly what it sounds like, but nothing like the "Wall Street" you're familiar with. Several miles off Highway 279, it hugs the Colorado River on one side and a towering 500ft sandstone wall littered with climbing routes on the other. There is easy access to all of the clim...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70

    44.07 mi / 2654 ft gain
    Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Backpack the Lathrop Canyon Trail in Canyonlands

    18 mi / 2130 ft gain
    Access to this trailhead is a few miles south of the Islands in the Sky Visitor Center in Canyonlands National Park. An easy drive from Moab or Interstate 70. Remember to get permits and check in with the rangers if camping. If just doing a day hike then no permits are needed. REMINDER: There is ...
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