Added by Katie Lyons
Find seclusion and adventure just minutes outside the busy town of Moab, Utah.
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 find camping in such a visited place, but Hunters Canyon provides quiet campsites and breathtaking beauty all in one convenient location.
Hunters Canyon is one of several BLM campgrounds along Kane Creek Road. It is 7.8 miles from the town of Moab on a well maintained, 2wd road. Hunters Canyon offers 12 sites, the furthest one being about .3 miles from the road. Campsites are first come, first serve, but campers will likely have no problem finding a site (my brother and I arrived Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend and still found a site). There are bathrooms at the front of the campground, and an easy to follow trail to all of the campsites. All campsites have a fire ring and space to pitch a tent, and most have trees for hammock camping.
Towards the back of the canyon, past the campsites, there is an out-and-back trail that takes explorers through the depths of the canyon between wide sandstone cliff faces and next to a seasonally flowing stream. Nowhere in the canyon is classified as off limits so adventurers can truly explore the Utah back country.
This canyon is a great location for photography because it offers panoramic views that not many people know to visit. Morning light is particularly stunning here as it catches on the canyon walls. Nights are equally impressive, as the dark skies offer views of countless stars and the occasional meteor. Wildlife photographers can hope to capture pictures of the lizards, mice, and rabbits that call this area home.
Accessible yet wild, Hunters Canyon offers a camping experience like none other. Whether it's a weekend getaway or an extended adventure this area offers all the convenience and adventure to make your trip especially memorable.
- Tent or hammock
- Food and water
- Lantern or headlamp
- Good hiking shoes
- Sleeping bag
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Running
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