Extremely difficult to find a site at night and our little Honda Fit couldn’t really handle the terrain. But landscape is beautiful and we could not hear any cars from our campsite even though the high way is pretty close.
We took the 4 wheeler and had a blaet
We make motorcycle trips down there and there is so much access directly from your site. It can be hot in the summer, but it is a fun place to camp and explore!
A dirt road about a mile and half in leads to the camp area on this BLM land. The road is easy to drive on. There are no amenities here. Pack it in and out. I don't recall seeing any trash cans at the pit toilets that are at the trailhead. This trailhead is close to the highway, that you will pass on the way to the camping area. We have a self contained camper van and there were others like it there as well. But it looks like it would be easy enough for RVs too and of course tents. The area is open dotted with large trees. Free. Hiking, OHV trails nearby.
This area has many camp sites. We camped several times this winter and spring season. Amazing views and many site choices. Some nearby restroom facilities available as well. Remember this is a high desert area and no water available you must bring your own. Bring plenty.
We drove down anout 3 miles to knowles overlook campground overlooking the Colorado River. There are about six sites and a pit toilet, its free. So beautiful and peaceful. Only noise is the sound of the river and the train going by occasionally. Views are gorgeous. Lots of bike trails nearby as well. You take exit 2 off i-70 (Rabbit Valley exit) , go left to the McInnis Canyon area, at the first fork go right, at the second fork past the parking lot take a left, its about 2.8 miles down through pastures, rock formations and bike trails. Well worth the drive! Do the drive during the day so you dont get lost.
We once read at a museum Dinosaur bones have been found here in the past, so my toddler was 100% ready to explore these sites. Bumpy ride to get to sites but worth it to have views overlooking the river. Wind is intense during the spring but plenty of pinion trees to help block some of the wind. Bathrooms serviced regularly. Lots of ATVs but most respectful of quiet hours.
4x4 road leads to countless camp sites, some a few minutes off I-70, others very secluded and 30 minutes away from the highway. There are large group sites that can accommodate 20+ people.
Exit north of i25 and take the dirt road left, up, and then the first right on top of he mesa to camp on top of the world
We love staying here on our way into and out of Moab. It's only about 1.5 hours away but it has picnic tables, tent pads and toilets. There are tons of rocks to scramble out on and trails to bike. Sometimes it is noisy from dirt bikers, but usually not til about 10am. Also- it is really dark here, so you have great star gazing!
To get there, the exit off the highway is labeled Rabbit Valley. Drive south and stay straight along the dirt road. We got there in a 2wd car.