• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
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Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
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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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