Camp at Muley Point

0.25 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Josiah Roe

Solitude and incomparable views of the San Juan River Canyon, the "Goosenecks", and Monument Valley.

Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern mouth of Monument Valley. It is a breathtakingly beautiful place and easily missed.

To get there from the South, take Highway 163 north from Mexican Hat a few miles and then go left on State Road 261, following the signs for Goosenecks State Park. Instead of turning left into Goosenecks, continue straight until the road winds up the incredible Moki Dugway to the top of Cedar Mesa. At the top of the Mesa go left on the marked, dirt Muley Point Road. It will eventually reach the edge of the Mesa with numerous pull-offs and campsites available. After a rain the road can be muddy and rutty

From the North and the Natural Bridges Natural Monument area, take State Road 95 either towards Natural Bridges if you're coming from the East, or away from Natural Bridges if you're coming from the West, till it inserts with State Road 261 directly south and below Bears Ears. Follow the State Road until it meets Muley Point Road. Go straight instead of left down the Moki Dugway.

Note that in the summer Muley Point, like all of Utah, is very hot during the day. 

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16 days ago

Beautiful Views

The views from Muley point are incredible. Great place to camp and watch the sunset/sunrise.

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4 months ago

Best sunset

The view from Muley Point is unreal, especially at sunset, so don't miss that. If you're bringing tents, note that it often gets windy up here (which is a great break from the heat) but much of the ground is stone, so you'll need something other than stakes to weight down your tent.

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over 1 year ago

Spectacular!

The climb up Moki Dugway to get to Muley Point is one for the books, an incredible drive! Then out on the cliffs at Muley Point you can do anything, hike around, explore, chills, camp, photograph. Golden hour here is magnificent!

about 2 years ago

Amazing vista

One of the worst most washboarded roads I've ever driven on to get there, but totally worth it! Incredibly epic views of the goosenecks and monument valley in the distance. Didn't camp, but there looked to be lots of great options. One of the most beautiful parts of the country, in my opinion. Be sure to hit up Valley of the Gods if you are in the area -- I opted to camp there, between these two. Both places are sparsely visited and incredibly beautiful.

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over 3 years ago

Gorgeous

really cool lookout and a great place to spend some time exploring and camping. views are great as you can see a long ways. i was visited by a ranger who asked some simple questions, because it is beginning to see a lot of traffic and they are keeping an eye on it, so make sure to be respectful and practice leave no trace.

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