There are labeled dispersed sites along Forest Road 032 in Dixie National Forest (Road also leads to Oak Creek Campground where there are toilets, tables, etc).
This campsite is located among some of the most beautiful landscapes. On your way in, you drive past fancy homes until the road becomes dirt. You then enter the National Forest where dispersed camping is permitted in designated sites. Otherwise, at the end of the road, you will reach the Signal Peak trail, as well as the Paid Oak Creek Campground (with amenities).
We camped at site 1, which had a huge red sandstone rock outcropping behind it. In the morning, we scrambled up to the top and found anchors for climbing. I highly recommend hiking around the site, as you can find some 360 views from high points. There was a fire pit at this site, as well as trees/plants/scrub.
Road is suitable for 2 WD cards, but large campers might have some issues with tight turns.
Luzon 18 L Del Dia Cotopaxi Bag purchased through Roanline
Reviewing this Cotopaxi bag was the highlight of our trip and I highly recommend EVERYONE to go out and get one. We beyond abused it, tossing it to each other while scrambling, squeezing through slot canyons, bushwacking through desert brush…. And after 10 days of extreme usage, it still looks brand new.
I’ve never had a top loading/sack style backpack before, so I was a little weary, but you just have to compartmentalize your gear (camera sack, snack sack, etc). It made me slightly more organized in the long run. One of my favorite things about the pack is hot comfortable it is. I tend to be a fanny pack lady as anytime I wear a backpack, I get achy and sore really quick, and my shoulders hurt. The way the straps on the Cotopaxi distributed weight was incredible. I was able to carry my camera and 2 L of water with no pain. Additionally we used it for climbing, and with the chest strap and waist strap, were able to keep is secure and flush to the body during weird motions. I also loved the fun colors and how light it is – we are excited to pack it for longer backpacking trips as a “summit pack”. Additionally, my husband and I are tall/long torsoed people who tend to struggle to find daypacks as “one size fits all” isn’t usually true. This bag fit both of us well without having to extend the straps to their extent, or wear it super high like a turtle.
My 2 notes- this bag would work best with a water bladder. We used it with Nalgene bottles which sat awkwardly at the bottom (figured out that laying them on their side fit best-not jabbing in your back), but it was a hassle to remove everything to get to them. Secondly, there are no gear loop attachments externally on the pack, so you cannot tie anything to the outside (ie- sweatshirt, climbing shoes, etc)