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Wayne County, Utah

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Top Camping Spots in and near Wayne County

  • Torrey, Utah

    Photograph Cathedral Valley

    5.0
    First let me preface that a high clearance vehicle is needed for this adventure. Provided that, prepare for a journey into some very remote and beautiful desert in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park.In total the scenic loop is 57 miles of washboard riddled roads that lead to the spectacular...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Camp in Capitol Reef National Park

    5.0
    From Interstate 70, the road can be accessed from the west just a few miles from Highway 6, and from the east just near the town of Richfield. It also meets up at the north end of Highway 12 at the town of Teasdale. There is a major campsite at Capitol Reef National Park, but also many RV sites a...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Exploring Goblin Valley

    4.5
    Goblin Valley Can entertain you for 1 hour or 10. There are no established trails, so you are free to wander around the entire park. There are cliffs to climb, slot canyons to explore and hoodoos to discover. From the parking area, you descend about 100 feet into the valley. Once you are down the...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Camp at Goblin Valley

    3.8
    Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there. There are awesome campsites within the park but they require reservations. If you didn't take the time to reserve a campsite, don't worry, there is plenty of BLM land r...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike Mount Ellen in Utah's Henry Mountains

    4.0
    4 mi / 1091 ft gain
    Mount Ellen is considered an Ultra Prominent Peak. What's that you may ask? Well, Ultra Prominent Peaks are determined by how high the summit rises above its surroundings. Rising 5,812 feet above the desert floor with a summit elevation of 11,527 feet, Mount Ellen is the third most prominent peak...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Camp at McMillan Springs In The Henry Mountains

    McMillan Springs Campground is south of Hanksville, Utah and within the Henry Mountains, which run north and south between Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks.  Situated at 8,400 feet, McMillan Springs Campground has moderate temperatures and is managed by the BLM, so fees are donation b...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Drive the Cathedral Valley Loop

    60 mi
    These set of roads are classified as 4x4 high clearance vehical roads. Not to mention this part of the park is remote and only about 10% of visitors access it. To get to Cathedral Valley, we were recommended to drive a “loop” by the park ranger, that entailed about 60 miles of high clearance dirt...
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  • Cathedral Road, Utah

    Temple of the Sun

    5.0
    3 mi
    Cathedral Valley is a scenic backcountry area in Capitol Reef National Park. It is a remote, stark desert, characterized by amazingly beautiful sandstone monoliths that some say resemble cathedrals. Many of the valleys structures have interesting, highly descriptive names: Temple of the Sun, Temp...
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  • 38.089236,-111.343124, Utah

    Camp at Oak Creek Campground

    This campground is extremely easy to get to and is in a good location. It is located in the Dixie National Forest along Utah highway 12. The campground has a total of 9 spots most are good for small RV but nothing longer than 20ft. The campground has no electricity or water hookups but a water sp...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike in the Upper Muley Twist Canyon

    4.5
    10 mi / 750 ft gain
    This hike is by far my favorite trail I've been on. To begin, you access Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road from the top of the Burr Trail Road switchbacks. Regular vehicles can be driven a little less than half a mile to the trailhead (adding about 3 miles to get to the trailhead, about 6 miles round...
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  • Emery County, Utah

    Photographing Dutchman's Arch

    Duchman's Arch is visible from I-70 but ask anyone about it and they will look at you with a blank face. It's a great medium sized sandstone arch but getting there takes time and patience driving down sandy, rutted out, washboard roads.To get to the arch, take exit 131 and turn east. Follow the ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp and Fish Deer Creek Lake

    2.7 mi / 702 ft gain
    There is something magical about Deer Creek Lake. The views are amazing, the hike is revitalizing, and the mountain air speaks to your soul. Stars seem to shine brighter here than any other trip you will go on. Out here, it is you and the wild. You will be able to see fish colored with bright cut...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    5.0
    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the campground. There are no spots for RVs and no turn aro...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    5.0
    66.2 mi / 4124 ft gain
    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef...
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  • Mineral Canyon Road, Utah

    Camp along the White Rim Road in Canyonlands NP

    5.0
    100 mi
    Wow where to start… White Rim is one of those places where after the first day you will forget you are even on Earth anymore.  The unreal views just don’t stop either.  Every turn opens up to another amazing scene, massive canyon or beautiful vista.  Make sure to take a dip in the Green River if ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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