Moab Camping - Island In The Sky District & Dead Horse Point
(Cowboy Camp)

Moab camping - near Dead Horse Point

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

Cowboy Camp

Highway 313 (14 miles from Highway 191)

Just outside Canyonlands National Park (Island In The Sky District) and Dead Horse Point State Park

Utah

USA

N38.56097° W109.79417°


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

Moab camping - BLM campground near Dead Horse Point and Island In The Sky


This is a wild place to camp...with only 7 campsites set along a rough dirt road...all with absolutely stunning views over the valleys of Canyonlands National Park.

There are no real facilities here, apart from picnic tables/benches and fire pits. Make sure you have plenty of water - there is no shade and it can get really hot!

Because there is no toilet you are required to carry and use a portable toilet. The burying or leaving exposed of solid waste is not allowed. We didn't have a portable toilet, but managed to hang on until we got to the Dead Horse Point visitor center (what a lovely topic of conversation).


Utah camping - Shafer Switchbacks Trail in Canyonlands National Park (Island In The Sky district)


From Cowboy Camp you are really close to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park (Island In The Sky district).

If you want to stay actually in Canyonlands, you can stay at Willow Flat Campground.

PRICE:

$8 per vehicle (2 vehicles, 4 tents/trailers and 10 people per pitch)

SIZE:

7 campsites

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

14 days within a 30-day period

Moab camping - Canyonlands National Park (Island In The Sky district)

FACILITIES:

  • Dirt floor campsites/pitches (maximum RV length is 18ft)
  • Area for pitching tent
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic tables/benches

Note: No water (the nearest water is at Matrimony Springs - at Highway 128 and Highway 191)

PETS ALLOWED?

Yes, but on a leash

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Dirt

ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking (no dogs on Canyonlands National Park trails)
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Tour-led activities



This real camping ground was submitted by:

Melissa Raven of Raleigh, North Carolina


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