Camp at Dave's Hollow Campground

Dave's Hollow Campground - Search Nearby - Added by Michael Wigle

Experience quiet camping less than 15 minutes from Bryce, UT., with high elevation and incredible views of the stars. Also a great place to mountain bike the 12 mile Dave's Hollow forest loop and see Bryce's other protected areas.

We all know the crowds well at our favorite National Parks, and Bryce Canyon is no exception. When you're looking to get a little further away from the noise, lights, and experience of a National Park campground, you often don't have to go very far off the main road. This adventure is for those who want to sit under incredible heavenly views of the galaxy, while enjoying the quiet forest setting of Dave's Hollow.

Starting at the intersection of UT-12E and UT 63 (the highway intersection north of the main gate at Bryce NP) travel west 3 miles until you come to a gravel road marked East Fork. Make a left headed south for about 3.2 miles. On your left will be a narrow gravel road that winds along a small meadow creek. It is recommended that you have a high-clearance vehicle in case the road has washed out. Follow this forest route for about a mile up into the pines. Campsites will be next to the road, or you can pull off and make your own leave-no-trace primitive camping.

Find a good clearing and watch the celestial show explode during a moonless light, all close to the attractions at Bryce. At 8,200' elevation, the stars come into dramatic view. The Milky Way, planets, and whirl galaxies are easily spotted and picked up on a high ISO camera with a fast lens. Spend a few days exploring, backpacking, mountain biking the trails, and sharing stories around a campfire. When you're done, head a few minutes up the road to Burr Trail Grille in Boulder, UT for a burger and a brew. Get a full Bryce experience without feeling like you're fighting other tourists!

The route data provided is in the event you don't have a vehicle that can handle FR1164.

Distance

4.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

800 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

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Forest
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Scenic
Wildflowers
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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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