Camp on Wire Mesa

Wire Mesa Campground

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Remote, backcountry camping away from the crowds just a few miles from Zion National park.

Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north.

There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern-most site giving the best views overlooking the Virgin River Valley and the Grafton Ghost Town.

To get there, take the Byway south off of Grafton Road / S 205 from Rockville going up the Byway until you gain the top of the mesa with a clear, marked turnoff to the right. This route often requires a 4WD vehicle.

Alternatively you can reach Wire Mesa from the South on the Byway. This route does not require a 4WD vehicle though the road may be impassible regardless after a heavy rain.

There are no facilities or amenities.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $199/night

Under Canvas Zion

Virgin, Utah

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Jon Pitt

10 months ago

Simply beautiful!

If you’ve got a vehicle with ample ground clearance and offroad capabilities, this is a real gem! Breath taking views and tons of peace and quiet. It’s close to Springdale and there’s cell coverage which is a plus.

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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