Camp at Long Canyon

Utah Long Canyon, UT

Added by Matthew Eaton

Enjoy sweeping views and pick your own campsite in this dispersed camping area.

If you haven’t been to Moab, UT then you are missing out. There is truly something for everyone in this breathtaking desert landscape which has become increasingly popular over the past several years. There are two major national parks nearby, Arches and Canyonlands, which are easily accessible from this camp. You’ll need four wheel drive to get to this spot, and you won’t be disappointed.

Start by heading out of Moab on Potash Road and drive along the Colorado River until you reach Jughandle Arch at the mouth of Long Canyon. Turn right and head into the canyon. There is no camping in the canyon, but once you are on top of the mesa, you are good to go. Enjoy the beautiful drive up the canyon and you’ll top out on the rim after about 10 miles. As you reach the rim, there are multiple dispersed camp sites on both sides, but camping on the left, right on the rim of the canyon cannot be beat. Enjoy views to the east of the La Sal mountains and watch as the canyons glow at sunset from your camp.

Pack List

  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Food
  • Water
  • Good sleeping pads (camp is on rock)
  • Toilet Paper
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Camping

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

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How to Get There

Can't Be Beat

The only negative thing I can say about this place is that the drive up Long Canyon Rd. (even in a lifted Ram 1500) is challenging, to say the least. If you don't feel like cheating death/damaging your vehicle, or if you don't have an SUV with 4-wheel drive, take 313 up the canyon, then turn left on Long Canyon Rd. It's worth it!

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

Absolutely amazing view

Can't complain at all about a view from your campsite over the canyon with the LaSal's in the background. Definitely arrive early for the weekend. You can also quickly get to Canyonland and Arches NP from this campground, as well as downtown Moab.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

I've been going down to Moab for the last 10 years or so and this is by far my favorite place to camp! Away from the crowds and fantastic views! I'd highly suggest it.

over 1 year ago

Added by Matthew Eaton

Greetings! I am an outdoor lifestyle and adventure photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Loving life since 1983. I hope you find some of my adventures below helpful and inspiring!

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