The five reservable Horsethief Group Sites are ideal for smaller gatherings (10-20 people & 6 sedans/trucks/vans only---no trailers or RVs). Group Site #39 is located in the main campground and Group Sites A, B, C, D are located in the adjacent campground which is designed to accomodate tent and van campers only. Horsethief Campground is ideal for those wishing to be close to The Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. The area also offers outdoor enthusiasts many options for hiking, mountain & road biking and four-wheel drive tours. The town of Moab is 25 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.
From Horsethief Campground, there are multiple options for mountain & road biking, hiking, scenic tours, four-wheeling and photography. The area has many mountian bike trails and four-wheel drive roads leading to canyons and vistas. Nearby Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park have many scenic overlooks and trails for hiking, biking and exploring.
The group areas have shade shelters, picnic tables, a fire rings with grate and nearby vault toilet. These are relatively small group sites with limited parking and cannot accomodate RV/motorhomes, campers or trailers (parking accomodates up to six sedans or small vans only). (RVs, campers and trailers should use Lone Mesa Group Sites on SR 313, just six miles back towards Hwy. 191.) The group site does not have water, a dump station or electric hook-ups.
Tucked among pinyon and juniper trees on a high mesa west of Moab, Horsethief Campground offers open vistas with great sunrises and sunsets. The higher elevation (5500 feet) allows for slightly cooler temperatures in the summer.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as Dead Horse Point State Park are within a 15-minute drive. Groups heading into Canyonlands to ride the White Rim trail often use this site for camping before and after their trip. Horsethief Campground is also near the Gemini Bridges Road and the Mineral Bottom Boat Ramp.
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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.