RV Sites
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
No Drinking Water
About Rock Canyon

Rock Canyon Campground is located on scenic Squaw Peak Road, far above Utah Valley at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails.


Rock Canyon Trail begins in the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking opportunities. The Squaw Peak Trail to the summit of Squaw Peak can be accessed just outside the campground. Squaw Peak Road is open to mountain biking.

Rock Canyon is a rock climber's paradise, with hundreds of climbing routes available.


This primitive campground contains four group sites, each named after a notable figure in U.S. Forest Service history. Sites contain picnic tables and campfire circles; some have serving tables.

Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A host is located at nearby Hope Campground.

3 Overnight Group Sites - $81.00 per day, capacity - 45 people

1 Overnight Group Site - $150.00 per day, capacity - 90 people

Natural Features

This isolated campground is forested with dense stands of maple, scrub oak and fir trees, which offer plentiful shade. Grassy meadows and wildflowers dot this beautiful area. Stunning views of Rock Canyon and a sliver of Utah Valley are visible from a turnout just before the campground.

Nearby Attractions

Part of the Wasatch Mountain Range, situated between American Fork Canyon on the north and Provo Canyon on the south, Mount Timpanogos Wilderness offers abundant rugged terrain embellished with waterfalls and summer wildflowers. You'll find forget-me-nots, alpine buttercups, bluebells, and columbine blooming in high alpine meadows. There are also outstanding glacial cirques and moraines. You'll have an excellent chance of spotting Rocky Mountain goats in the Emerald Lake area, as well as mule deer, elk, and moose. There are about 17 miles of maintained trails accessible from two trailheads: Timpooneke and Mount Timpanogos. Both trails lead to the summit of Mount Timpanogos at 11,753 feet. The stretch between Timpooneke and Aspen Grove is 12 miles long and passes through the heart of the area.

ADA Access: N

$81.00 - $150.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Rock Canyon is located in Utah
40.2681 N
-111.5803 W
Get Directions
From I-15, take exit 272 toward 800 North/Highway 52. Proceed east on 800 North to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Go left into the canyon on Highway 189 for 2 miles to the Squaw Peak Road turnoff. Turn right onto Squaw Peak Road and continue 9.5 miles to the campground. The first 5 miles of Squaw Peak Road are paved. The last 4.5 miles to the campground are on maintained dirt/gravel.
4 Reviews of Rock Canyon
fun place to hike

this is not a place i go to to have a pre-set picnic and fire campground, i love coming here to hike in with a backpack full of camping stuff, and finding some remote clearing to camp in

Rock Canyon Camping

Great place for dispersed camping. Sometimes there are fire bans so pay attention to that. Be sure to practice leave no trace!

Rock canyon

Great stay! A little crowded however.

First to Review
Great spot!

Really great place to stay in Provo, nice facilities and a great time!