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Plenty of space

We found a nice spot for 4 trailers and a few tents. The weather did get winding but the temperature stayed moderate. My kids had a blast hiking in goblins valley. It was nice to visit as place where kids can run and climb without restrictions. Will visit again.

Highly Recommended

We stayed in one of the tent sites and I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of this park. The bathrooms were well thought out and in impeccable condition. The staff was kind and so responsive to questions and considerate of our arrival time. The tent we stayed in had everything we needed - a wonderfully comfortable king bed, towels ready to go, lights that were portable in case you needed for a walk at night, air conditioning, heater, WiFi…. obsessed!

Great Place

A little rough getting back in very far with a Class C but we did & found a pretty quiet place the 2nd night. First night we were closer to the highway & more traffic going back & forth until late with people looking for spots.

Great camping location!

This place is perfect and typical Moab. Right next to the FAMOUS slickrock trail, this location was great to camp in!

Ranger Review Mountain House Meals in Moab

Campground Review

 Moab was AMAZING! Moab Rim RV Campark was just as fabulous with 6 stars for customer service and overall experience. We came in late on Easter weekend during the Easter Jeep Safari Event. They were packed but found a place for us in the back. The host brought out a picnic table and fire ring for us, even offering a barbecue upon request. The Restrooms were Super clean and the hot water seemed endless in the shower. Guys get there early my hubby said the wait in the men’s room for anything was horrible, I did not have that experience on the Ladies side. The camping inside the inner circle seemed super nice with grass and shade, some sites even having shade structures. We were in the back lot (79) not on the map pictured. The CampPark also had several small cabins that looked adorable, and prices vary by season. Wi-Fi was available, the general store had a little bit of everything and it’s just down the street from downtown Moab! I would recommend this campground to everyone! Totally family and pet friendly and the perfect base camp for all your Moab adventures. Arches National Park is 4 miles from Moab and Canyonlands another 30+ Miles. If you have Children be sure to stop at the visitor center prior to your adventure and pick up a “Junior Ranger” packet and get your kids involved and enable them to earn their junior ranger badge for each National Park! Shaffer trail was also really cool out of canyonlands, I believe it was roughly 45 miles of dirt trail. Absolutely breathtaking red rock views and you may even catch a peak at a big horn sheep if you’re lucky!

Product Review

 Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a Ranger for https://thedyrt.com/ I occasionally have the elite privilege of trying out fantastic products such as this. Our thoughts you ask?  WOW WOW AND WOW.. where have these been all my hiking days! An Ice cream Sandwich at the end, middle or beginning of any trail is a sure motivator in our family now. After discovering https://www.mountainhouse.com/ Ice cream sandwiches on our trip to Arches NP in Moab, Utah I don't think another backpacking or hiking trip would be complete without them. What I really enjoyed about the product was it seemed to always be enough and didn't leave me feeling dehydrated and parched. Shout out to all the parents wanting more miles out of your tiny humans, this is a game changer. No preparation or water required was a bonus, just snack and go!

Views All Around

This is a great backpacking campsite. Permit is required as are wag bags and leave no trace. I tracked it at 3 miles from Elephant Canyon trailhead. It was a 2 mile hike to Druid Arch from this site. No service and no water so plan accordingly.

So Amazing

Bring lots of water. And ice. Especially in summer. Town is a long drive. Great spacious spots, sunshade (not rain proof) and picnic tables, fire ring w/grill. Very quiet, but able to hear everyone in camp. Most folks seem to be there to explore or sight see, so up early and to bed early. But be prepared to hear your neighbor. Facilities were cleaned daily. And in excellent condition. Really great spot in Pinion Pines and sagebrush. In such great proximity to trails and viewpoints. We woke up 15 min before sunrise, poured hot water in our French Press, drove to Mesa Arch, pressed, and then hiked watching the sunrise. It was beautiful. One night we took our dinner plates to the overlook for sunset, it was an amazing dinner. Luck of the draw on getting a spot. First come, first serve. I could see it being a mess during peak season and holidays. Although we managed to get a spot and be there for mother's day weekend. Saw many discouraged cars circling and leave on many days, but many sites were available when we left.

Pretty nice

Great facilities, able to walk around town from camp, upkept, clean and seemed safe.

Downfalls would be our ability to hear traffic from our tent camp. And the small area designated for each tent site.

We used it as a restarting point to regroup, do laundry, shower, repack and move onto the next portion of our trip. Also came back for showers on our way through town.

Red rocks

This is a great get away in some amazing red rocks. If you like desert camping this is the place.

We did some fun hikes and close to some really amazing slot canyons. Goblin valley is amazing. They have nice bathrooms and tables and big campsites for either tents or RV.

Very basic campground right outside canyonlands national park

This is a very basic campground that is right outside the national Park. The campgrounds inside the park get booked very quickly but there is alot of camping available right outside the park territory. This is one of them. There is also additional dispersed camping around this area.

Just a $- not a customer

Very busy campground. They fit our RV in on a parking spot and told us to just put chairs in our spot if we had to leave. So we did and we came back and another RV was in our spot. So we just parked anywhere we could. Frustrating for us. Just a much different experience from other campgrounds-their RV spots are expensive and park seemed full of atv enthusiasts. Showers/bathrooms okay.

Riverside

Nice spot down the road from the national parks. Spots line the river. Spots aren't super spaced out but they have the basics.

Outside Arches NP

Only about 20 minutes outside Arches and 45 min outside Canyonlands. The camp sites back up to the river. No cell service. Not far outside of town.

Moab, super nice hot tub, nice pool, nice laundry.

Nice gravel campground, nice views, super nice hot tub open til 10 PM, pool, clean and nice laundry. They were remodeling showers and restrooms when we were there. Definitely a good place to stay. Part time hosts were nice, but full-time managers were super rude. Stayed there twice. Might be 5 star if management was nicer.

Beautiful secret.

Gorgeous views of Moab nestled next to a waterfall. Was able to find a site next to the stream fairly late in the day after the river campsites were all full. Great sunset views and well taken care of. Clean and easy to access restrooms. I’ve stayed here many times and look forward to coming back.

Basic and beautiful

Very nice Forest Service campground! Sites are private, large, and well spaced. Lots of nearby ATV trails. We were there in early May and it was largely empty the first few nights. Great place to explore. Our only complaint is that some sites have road noise from the highway.

Also FYI there is lots of available dispersed camping if you continue past the campground entrance.

Walk to Wall Street

Wlliams Bottom is your basic campground. Sites are self-pay with picnic tables and firepits. No running water, just a simple outhouse.

Location is great - if you want to climb Wall Street it is an easy 5 minute walk from the campground. If you need supplies or a meal, Moab is only a little over 9 miles away. Arches National Park is 7 miles, the Corona Arch Trailhead is 4.4 miles, and Ice Cream Parlor for more climbing is 17 miles. The Colorado River is just across the road as well.

Love this campground!

I’ve stayed at this campground many times while visiting Moab and love this spot! It’s about 15 minutes from downtown Moab on Potash Rd, so the drive is always beautiful and convenient. There are so many campgrounds to choose from on this road but this is one of my favorites. Right next to the road so it’s a little noisy at times, but being right on the river with the Corona Arch hike right across the street is amazing. One pit toilet. Spots are pretty large and spread out with some near the river and others closer to the road. Awesome campground!

Reliable & Affordable Spot

I’ve stayed at this campground a handful of times while visiting Moab and it’s never disappointed. Even in the busy summer months, this place has always seemed to have availability when I needed a spot. The spots are pretty small and tightly packed, but if you don’t mind that it’s a fine campground. They do have a nice pool which is a nice amenity for an affordable and convenient place. Bathrooms and showers centrally located and clean. I would definitely recommend for a night!

Remote & Perfect

This was our first time camping here despite going to Moab on a pretty regular basis. We wanted to camp close to Fisher Towers and get away from the camping chaos of Potash Rd on Jeeper Weekend. This was a bit off the beaten path and was about 45 mins from the center of Moab. The location was amazing with stunning views of Fisher Towers, practically no car/traffic noise since it’s a long dirt road leading up to the campground, and provided an authentic desert experience. One pit toilet and no running water/hookups/amenities here, very primitive. One loop with probably 20 spots; surprisingly it filled up by early evening but it was Jeeper Weekend. Definitely recommend if you want to try another Moab campground away from the popular spots!

Great free base camp for the area!

This is a great place to wander primitive unspoiled deserts! Nearby there is commiting trad and sport climbs as well as difficult canyoneering routes. In the badlands south of the San Rafael Swell and near the campgrounds are pieces of petrified wood and agate strewn about. Nearby is the fantastic Goblin Valley state Park where we did the Lair of the Basilisk Canyoneering route. These are primitive sites with no amenities so bring lots of water! The closest towns are Green River and Hanksville

Never get tired of coming here!

We came in winter this time and got a tent camp easily, only one other group was camping. If you dont want to tent camp in the winter they also have yurts for rent. We had a different approach to Goblin Valley this time around and decided to do the Lair of the Basilisk (Goblins Lair) canyoneering route. We got to hike in and around snow covered hoodoos that culminates in a 100' drop into the lair! It is truly a magical place and worth a visit! You can also get ti the lair by a now popular marked trail around the east side of the park. 60 m rope recommended plus helmets.

Permit Camping on White Rim road

Best campsites on the White Rim Road. A is in a thicket if sorts, B has two large cottonwoods, C has even more cottonwoods. A is quite far from B and C.

Wonderful hidden gem in town

This little hidden gem in the middle of Moab is great. It's clean, quaint and right in the center of town. We can't wait to get back there.

Great sites and excellent location

Stayed here during Easter weekend 2019. The campsite was full when we arrived but a few spots cleared out within an hour. No hookups, which was fine with us and pit toilets were clean. Payment is at the entrance, and a campground host is usually there for help. Extremely close to Poison Spider trailhead and the Wall Street climbs. Only downside we found is that they close proximity to the road resulted in lots of road noise from the 4X4s heading to/from Poison Spider, but it wasn't too bad. Also, probably no phone or Internet service here (also fine with us) Highly recommended.

Best spot in Moab!

6 stars for customer service! We came in late on Easter weekend during the Easter Jeep Safari Event. They were packed but found a place for us in the back. The host brought out a picnic table and fire ring for us, even offering a barbecue upon request. The Restrooms were Super clean and the hot water seemed endless in the shower. Guys get there early my hubby said the wait in the men’s room for anything was horrible, I did not have that experience on the Ladies side. The camping inside the inner circle seemed super nice with grass and shade, some sites even having shade structures. We were in the back lot (79) not on the map pictured. The CampPark also had several small cabins that looked adorable, and prices vary by season. Wi-Fi was available, the general store had a little bit of everything and it’s just down the street from downtown Moab! I would recommend this campground to everyone! Totally family and pet friendly and the perfect base camp for all your Moab adventures. Arches National Park is 4 miles from Moab and Canyonlands another 30+ Miles. If you have Children be sure to stop at the visitor center prior to your adventure and pick up a “Junior Ranger” packet and get your kids involved and enable them to earn their junior ranger badge for each National Park!

Quiet little camp on a busy Road

This camp had amazing Red rock Views and Shade! Named After the “ Father of the Arches” Doc Williams, this 17 site primitive campground was super cool! Since the campground is Located off Highway 279 it seemed a tad noisy at times. For those headed out for the OHV trails, it is located near the poison spider and Potash road 4x4 trails. 5.6 Miles from Highway 191 and about 20 Minutes from Moab. The sites are First Come first serve and owned by the BLM. There was 1 bathroom (Vault) and no water when we were there. Bring BUG SPRAY, with the Colorado River nearby we noticed increased bug activity in the evening when the sun disappeared behind the canyon walls. Not bad for $20 bucks a night!

Goblin Valley - breathtaking

Goblin Valley is a beautiful area. We camped about 20 minutes from the actual valley. Plenty of space for big groups. Easy to get trailers there. Good for tent camping as long as you have a tarp to lay down first since it’s a bit rocky. Dogs are allowed. It’s a beautiful area.

So much to see nearby

Great side on the Colorado, just a few miles from Canyonlands and Arches. Even on a busy weekend there was still space to be found at this campground. There’s a nice hike at the trailhead across the street, and I saw a few rafts put in at the nearby boat ramp. On the way in, there’s plenty of opportunity to climb, and a nice trail to see rock art and dinosaur tracks.

Ranger Review: Aftershokz Trekz Air Headphones at Horsetheif Campground

Campground Review:

Great access to two National Parks, plus mountain biking for all skill levels! The trails from the campground are considered "easy" but more intermediate and advanced trail systems are not far away, including the amazing trail system at Dead Horse Point State Park. Gravel/sand riding is also an option, there are several jeep trails that are quite enjoyable. After you burn your legs out from all that riding, make sure to check out Arches and Canyonlands for breathtaking scenery and an amazing cultural experience.

This campground has an amazing family friendly and welcoming atmosphere. If you're lucky to snag a spot before its full, I highly recommend this campground.

Product Review

As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I occasionally have the opportunity to test out gear from time to time. On this trip, the conditions were perfect to test out the Aftershokz Trekz Air Headphones. These are THE headphones for active sports. They are bone conducting and sit on the edge of your ears. This allows you to hear noises around you while listening to music. This is fairly important while mountain biking; e.g. when your partner yells "SHARP LEFT" to you to avoid crumpling into a juniper tree while listening to "Hooked on a Feeling" (ooga chaka ooga chaka).

It did take some trial and error to figure out the right part of my head for the headphones to work the best (my husband on the other hand had no problem when he gave them a try). They hook over the ears, but the sound mechanism itself needs to sit on the bones that are in front of your ears. Once I figured that out, operating them while wearing sunglasses and a bike helmet was no problem. They are so lightweight, they were unnoticeable aside from the sound of the music I was playing. Yet they were still secure: they stayed in place even while making a bumpy, rocky descent.

Pros: Lightweight; can hear other humans, cars, etc; great sound quality; ease of use; water/sweat resistance; easy to clean; fits under helmet; fits with glasses; ability to take calls; stays in place.

Cons: Optimum sound quality may take a few uses to dial in; not noise cancelling (but earplugs were included if you need this).

I will be making the Aftershokz Trekz Air Headphones a part of my kit for biking, climbing, running, and skiing. Their small size and convenient carry case makes them ideal for travel.