Camp on Wire Mesa

Hurricane, Utah

based on 2 reviews


Added by Josiah Roe

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.

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Camp on Wire Mesa Reviews

I stayed at this camp site in 2018 with my dad and son and greatly enjoyed the view and serenity. I found I was going to be passing through the area recently and had the idea to stop here for the night. While I did not travel to the site, I read in multiple places that all these mesa camp sites have been marked as illegal and no one can camp here any longer. I hope this was not one of the many victims of overuse/abuse during Covid. Sad that I won't be able to spend the night here again.

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.

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