The Horsethief group site is ideal for visitors wishing to be close to The Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. The area offers outdoor enthusiasts many options for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours. The town of Moab is 25 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums. Natural Features: Tucked in the pinyon juniper forest on the mesa above Moab, the Horsethief group site provides access to canyons, vistas and numerous four-wheel drive roads. The nearby Gemini Bridges trail and road make for great exploration. The higher elevation allows for cooler temperatures in the summer. Recreation: From Horsethief, there are multiple options for mountain biking, hiking, scenic tours, backcountry off-highway vehicle driving and photography. The area has many four-wheel drive roads leading to canyons and vistas. Nearby Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park have many trails for hiking, biking and OHV driving. Facilities: The group area has a fire grate, picnic tables and nearby vault toilet. This is a relatively small group site with limited parking and larger vehicles will not fit. The group site does not have water, a dump station or electric hook ups. There is no shade shelter at the Horsethief group site. Nearby Attractions: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as Dead Horse Point State Park are very close to this group site. Groups heading into Canyonlands to ride the White Rim trail often use this site for camping before and after their trip. Horsethief is also near Gemini Bridges and Mineral Bottom. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking
I've camped here about 3-4 times. It's a great place to camp when you ride your bike around the White Rim trail in one day. the cliffs are amazing and the views are breathtaking. There isn't anything special, there are some bathrooms but other than that its good ol camping.