Camp up Murdock Basin Road

Added by Zach Luchs

Right off of Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, this location is the perfect base camp for exploring the Uinta Mountains. Bonus? It's free.

Murdock Basin Road is located about 22 miles up Mirror Lake Highway (UT-150) from Kamas, UT. After turning right onto Murdock Basin Rd, you'll cross a bridge over the Provo River and then it's onto the dirt road. Sites are scattered on the left and right (I suggest the left side spots) with plenty to choose from. The road is washboard but not too rough and certainly passable without the need of a 4x4 truck. It features several dispersed camp sites - from pull-off walk-in tent sites to lots large enough for a fifth-wheel - and most have a fire ring. 

Because of the 14-day stay limit and being on Mirror Lake Highway (UT-150), this location puts you in close proximity to dozens of hiking trails, mountains and lakes to explore with a lot of time to do it. So check it out, pick a spot, make it home, and start exploring the Uintas!

Extra Info

  • Mirror Lake Highway (UT-150) does close in the winter
  • There is a pass you need to purchase for the Uinta National Forest that is a minimum of $6 (you can find your closest ranger station here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf)
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Tags

Chillin
Camping
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic

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Great spots, crowded on weekends.

We came up here early afternoon on a Saturday. Everything at the beginning of the road by the river was taken, which we were expecting. We found a nice shaded spot just after the big open area for trailers and RVs. Lots of trails to explore. Also a lot of ATVS/Razors. Will definitely come up again.

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